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Listen Glitter And Doom: Tom Waits In Concert

July 29, 2008 – Hear a stunning two-and-a-half-hour performance by the iconic singer, recorded live in Atlanta, Ga.


Listen Tom Waits Glitter And Doom Concert Preview

July 28, 2008 – Hear part of a Tom Waits concert only available at NPR Music, and songs from Cape Breton and NOMO.


Listen Can Scarlett Johansson Sing? Who Cares?

May 20, 2008 – Music critic Andy Langer previews albums by Scarlett Johansson, Foxboro Hot Tubs, and more.


Listen Tom Waits: Rock Classics, with a Gravelly Rasp WXPN

February 5, 2007 – Waits' newest album, Orphans, is a three-disc, 56-song collection of old and new material. WXPN


Listen Tom Waits' 130 Seconds of Rock Bliss

January 2, 2007 – "Lie To Me" is immensely disarming, with a roar that can knock listeners sideways.

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...


Listen Tom Waits: The Whiskey Voice Returns

November 21, 2006 – Singer-songwriter Tom Waits' new, three-CD set Orphans collects both old and new songs.


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...


Read The Sounds of Love: Valentine's Day Music

February 8, 2006 – Hear a mix of listener-selected music for Valentine's Day.

Listen Political Songs and Satire

July 24, 2004 – In this election year it seemed a good idea to put out a call for music about politics. What we ...

Listen Tom Waits, Arto Lindsay, Bryan Ferry

June 3, 2002 – The Tuku music of Oliver Mtukudzi; Classical guitarist John Williams; A Spanish classic from Dav...

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