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Listen The Hold Steady: Rewards And Redemption

July 24, 2008 – The beloved rock band discusses the influences behind its new album, Stay Positive.

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Listen Hold Steady Stays 'Positive'

July 15, 2008 – Blender critic Lizzy Goodman says she has an "absolute mad love" for the group Hold Steady.

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Listen Summer Music Preview

June 23, 2008 – Hear sneak previews of some of the summer's most anticipated CDs.

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Listen The Hold Steady in Concert WXPN

May 30, 2008 – The increasingly iconic Brooklyn rock band shook up a full house at WXPN in Philadelphia on May 30. WXPN

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Listen The Hold Steady in Concert

November 20, 2007 – Hear The Hold Steady with Art Brut, live in concert from the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

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Listen CMJ Sessions: The Hold Steady KEXP

November 1, 2007 – Hear a performance by the thinking man's bar band recorded live from the CMJ Festival from KEXP. KEXP

Listen The Hold Steady: America's Bar Band WXPN

February 12, 2007 – The band's detailed musical universes have made it a critical darling and fan favorite. WXPN

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Read World Cafe's Top 10 CDs of 2006

December 4, 2006 – From NPR station WXPN, host David Dye chooses his favorite albums of 2006.

Listen Damien Rice, Tom Waits, The Gothic Archies

October 26, 2006 – The year's best pop music from Lily Allen; The quiet and contemplative Damien Rice; Chilling out...

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Listen The Hold Steady: Big Riffs, Dense Lyrics WXPN

October 16, 2006 – The Hold Steady might just be the best bar band in America. WXPN

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Listen Fall Look Ahead 2006

September 21, 2006 – All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks with NPR reviewers Robert Christgau, Meredith Ochs, T...

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Read Will Hermes' Top 10 CDs of 2005

December 17, 2005 – Will Hermes' picks include the "wonderfully strange" world of Animal Collective and Sigur Ros.

Listen The Hold Steady: Church, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll

August 24, 2005 – Singer/songwriter Craig Finn weaves tales rooted in his suburban Minneapolis youth.

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