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Listen Previews: The Decemberists, Blk Jks, More

February 2, 2009 – On All Songs Considered: The Decemberists, Dan Deacon, Buddy Holly, more.

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Listen Eight Years Gone

January 19, 2009 – Hear the songs that wrestled with the fear, uncertainty and frustration during Bush's presidency.

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Listen Decemberists' Colin Meloy On 'Hazards Of Love' WXPN

January 15, 2009 – The Decemberists' frontman says the group's new album is more of a "folk opera" than a "rock opera." WXPN

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Listen R.E.M. Reissues A Classic, New Singles From The Decemberists, The Heligoats, More

December 1, 2008 – New music from The Decemberists, a classic from R.E.M., the strangely compelling Heligoats, more.

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Listen The Decemberists In Concert WXPN

November 7, 2008 – Hear the band in a full concert, recorded live from WXPN and the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. WXPN

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Listen Colin Meloy: '10-Dollar Words' For A Cause

October 31, 2008 – The Decemberists are touring college campuses in anticipation of next week's election.

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Listen California Dreaming Winner: An L.A. Sound-Song

September 3, 2008 – Quinn Kiesow, 25, spent dozens of hours turning urban noises into the song "Los Angeles."

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Watch Decemberists' Meloy Plays Live at 'BPP'

April 18, 2008 – Singer Colin Meloy has made an album of stripped-down Decemberists songs and other covers.

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Listen Music to Fall in Love With

February 13, 2008 – On this edition of All Songs Considered NPR listeners share their favorite love songs.

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Listen The Decemberists: Literate and Charming WXPN

March 28, 2007 – The band's ambitious new The Crane Wife, maintains an air of weird accessibility. WXPN

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Listen Colin Meloy of The Decemberists

January 29, 2007 – Lead singer, songwriter, guitarist Colin Meloy is known for using "10-dollar words" in his songs.

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Listen NPR Listeners Pick the Best CDs of 2006

December 7, 2006 – Count down the year's best CDs as selected by NPR listeners.

Listen The Best Music of 2006

December 5, 2006 – All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen counts down listener picks for the 10 best CDs of 2006, wit...

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Read John Richards' Top 10 CDs of 2006

December 5, 2006 – John Richards, morning DJ for KEXP in Seattle, shares his picks for the year's best CDs.

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