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Read Fiona Apple's 'Wheel' Of Extravagant Emotions

June 26, 2012 – Ken Tucker says Apple's stripped-down sound is a backdrop for her ideas about love's complications.


Clockwise from upper left: Kishi Bashi, Simone White, Bobby Womack, Aleksa Palladino of Exitmusic, Sinead O'Connor.

Read Discussion: Our Favorite Music Of The Year (So Far)

June 12, 2012 – The All Songs gang discusses surprises, new artists, albums and songs from the first half of 2012.


Fiona Apple's new album, out June 19, is titled The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do.

Read First Listen: Fiona Apple, 'The Idler Wheel...'

June 10, 2012 – On her first album in seven years, the singer explores difficult emotions in unexpected ways.

Known for brevity's sake as The Idler Wheel..., Fiona Apple's new album is her first in seven years.

Read Fiona Apple: 'I Don't Really Have A Plan'

June 10, 2012 – Apple, whose new LP ends a seven-year hiatus, says her career is far less calculated than it looks.


Clockwise from upper left: St. Vincent, Laura Burhenn of The Mynabirds, Fiona Apple, Exitmusic.

Read The Mynabirds, St. Vincent, Fiona Apple And More

April 24, 2012 – Hear Apple's new single, epic Exitmusic, and Bob and Robin on rock 'n' roll baby names.


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Read Fiona Apple Releases First New Song In Seven Years

April 23, 2012 – The enigmatic singer teases her upcoming album with a new song on her Soundcloud page.

Fiona Apple plays NPR's SXSW showcase at Stubb's on Wednesday evening in Austin.

Listen Fiona Apple, Live In Concert: SXSW 2012

April 11, 2012 – Hear a three-song set from Apple's commanding return to the public stage.


Bruce Springsteen, Fiona Apple and The Magnetic Fields will all be part of NPR Music's 2012 SXSW coverage.

Read NPR Music Announces SXSW 2012 Lineup

March 1, 2012 – Featuring the return of Fiona Apple, Bruce Springsteen's keynote and Magnetic Fields' SXSW debut.

Rave On Buddy Holly, a tribute to the rock 'n' roll pioneer, features Holly covers by Paul McCartney, The Black Keys, Patti Smith and many more. The album comes out June 28.

Read First Listen: 'Rave On Buddy Holly'

June 19, 2011 – Hear Holly covers by Paul McCartney, Fiona Apple, Cee Lo, The Black Keys, Patti Smith and many more.

Listen Judging By The Cover: Fiona Apple Plays Cy Coleman

June 5, 2009 – Even in her own highly-produced pop music, Apple has had a voice of music from another era.


Listen Fiona Apple's 'Extraordinary Machine' WXPN

August 31, 2006 – Apple's new album boils her sound down to its essential and most striking features. WXPN


Listen The Best CDs You Didn't Hear This Year

December 22, 2005 – Three music business insiders share their picks for CDs that didn't get the attention they deserved.


Listen Music 2005: Ken Tucker's Top 10

December 20, 2005 – Fresh Air pop music critic Ken Tucker offers his picks for the best music of the year.


Listen The Best Music of 2005

December 16, 2005 – All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen counts down listener picks for the 10 best CDs of 2005, wit...


Listen The Best Music of 2005 Countdown

December 16, 2005 – All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen takes an in-depth look at the year's best music.


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