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The Decemberists' new album, The King Is Dead, is out Tuesday.

Listen The Decemberists' New Album Fit For A 'King'

January 18, 2011 – Rock critic Ken Tucker describes The King Is Dead as The Decemberists' best album so far.

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Read First Listen: The Decemberists WFUV

January 2, 2011 – The band returns with a stripped-down record featuring Gillian Welch and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck. WFUV

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Listen Colin Meloy Previews New Decemberists Songs WFUV

December 14, 2010 – The singer-songwriter performs tracks from The Decemberists' upcoming album, The King Is Dead. WFUV

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Listen New Led Zeppelin Tribute Album

September 13, 2010 – From the Land of the ice and Snow: The Songs of Led Zeppelin features more than 50 artists.

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Read Colin Meloy To Pen Children's Novels

April 29, 2010 – The Decemberists singer will write a series of books he's calling Wildwood..

Read Best Music Of 2009, From Bob Boilen

December 15, 2009 – All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his Top 10 favorite albums of 2009.

Read The 50 Most Important Recordings Of The Decade: C-J

November 16, 2009 – Our 50 most important recordings of the decade continues, from Kelly Clarkson to Jay-Z.

Listen The Decemberists: Newport Folk Festival 2009 WFUV

August 1, 2009 – Colin Meloy and his crew led the Newport crowd in a sing-along of "Sons and Daughters." WFUV

Listen Listeners Pick The Year's Best Music (So Far)

July 27, 2009 – NPR listeners pick the top five songs and top five albums of the year (so far).

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Watch The Decemberists In Concert

June 4, 2009 – Watch six videos from the live premiere of The Hazards of Love at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

Listen The Decemberists: Of Ambition And Arias

March 19, 2009 – The new, sprawling release from the anachronistic rockers is titled The Hazards of Love.

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Watch SXSW 2009: The Decemberists

March 18, 2009 – The erudite, sweepingly melodic band premieres the entirety of its new song cycle live in concert.

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Listen SXSW: Austin's Citywide Block Party

March 18, 2009 – The 23rd annual South by Southwest music festival gets under way in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday.

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