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Read Songs About Change

April 17, 2013 – Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share listener picks for songs about how to deal with change.


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Read George Harrison's Son, Dhani, El-P, Lawrence Arabia, More

July 3, 2012 – Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share their picks for this week's essential listening.


Jack White of The White Stripes performs during the fourth and final day of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival June 17, 2007 in Manchester, Tennessee.

Listen World Cafe Looks Back: Jack White WXPN

January 2, 2012 – A look back at Jack White's appearances on World Cafe with The White Stripes and The Raconteurs. WXPN


The White Stripes

Watch The White Stripes Release Two New Cover Songs

July 13, 2011 – The band delves into its "Third Man Vault" and unveils covers of songs by Love and Otis Redding.

White Stripes.

Watch White Stripes Call It Quits

February 2, 2011 – The Whites reveal the group is splitting on their website.

Jack White in the Third Man Records store

Listen Jack White's Record Label: Old Sounds, New Tricks

April 29, 2010 – White's approach to the record business has been called both a throwback and a harbinger.


A scene from the documentary White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights

Read Exclusive First Listen: The White Stripes Live

March 8, 2010 – Hear the band's blistering first live album in its entirety here until its release on March 16.

Meg White of The White Stripes

Listen The White Stripes, Sharon Jones, Chopin And More

March 1, 2010 – We celebrate Chopin's 200th with an impromptu, plus music from Owen Pallett, Pantha du Prince, more.


Read The 50 Most Important Recordings Of The Decade: S-Z

November 16, 2009 – The list of the decade's 50 most important recordings continues: Britney Spears to Amy Winehouse.

Read The Party's Over: Songs For Summer's End

September 3, 2009 – Here's a mildly reflective playlist to honor the occasion, arranged in order of wistfulness.

Listen The Dead Weather In Concert

July 14, 2009 – Hear the rock 'n' roll supergroup in a full concert, webcast live from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.


Fake cover for The Shins' 'Honey Poke Shimmy Lantern.'

Read Your Trusted Source For Music Reviews

February 28, 2008 – Carrie reviews albums with actually hearing them first. Unfortunately, these records don't exist.

Read Songs of the Year: 2007's Best Music

December 24, 2007 – Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson picks his 10 favorite CDs of 2007.

Listen All Songs Considered Listeners Pick The Best Music Of 2007

December 20, 2007 – Tens of thousands of listeners voted for the year's best CDs, with Radiohead coming out on top.


Listen The White Stripes: Collaboration, 'Conquest'

December 18, 2007 – Frontman Jack White talks about the band's new single, a cover of a 1952 pop song by Patti Page.


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