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Watch Ken Tucker's Top 10 Albums Of 2010

December 23, 2010 – Tucker's diverse picks include albums by Tracey Thorn, Kanye West, Joanna Newsom and Arcade Fire.


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Listen 'All Songs' Listeners Pick The Best Albums Of 2010

December 14, 2010 – All Songs Considered listeners cast thousands of votes for the year's best music. See their Top 25.


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Read Carrie Brownstein's Top 10 (Plus One) For 2010

December 8, 2010 – NPR Music contributor Carrie Brownstein shares some of her favorite recordings of the year.

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Listen The Year In Music, 2010

December 7, 2010 – Take a listen to our biggest musical surprises of 2010, songs of the year, and more.


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Listen 'Have One': From Joanna Newsom, A Generous Thing

March 24, 2010 – Rock critic Ken Tucker says Newsom's three-disc album, Have One on Me, rewards the listener.


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Listen Joanna Newsom In Concert

March 23, 2010 – Hear the inventive singer perform a full concert, webcast on from Washington, D.C.


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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.


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Listen Joanna Newsom Maps A Triple-Album Heart

February 23, 2010 – Newsom's new Have One on Me taps into myths of the American West and the open road.


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Read First Listen: Joanna Newsom

February 23, 2010 – Have One on Me is two hours long, fills three discs, and can be heard here in its entirety.

Read Five Pop Recordings for Classical Fans

November 21, 2007 – Critic Alex Ross says these five pop songs could make classical music fans sit up and take notice.

Listen Joanna Newsom's Miniature Americana Symphony

January 8, 2007 – It's hard not to return to "Emily," perhaps because virtually nothing else sounds quite like it.

Listen NPR Listeners Pick the Best CDs of 2006

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

Read Will Hermes: Top Ten CDs of 2006

December 5, 2006 – Writer and reviewer Will Hermes shares his favorite albums of the past year.

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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Listen Guest DJ Joanna Newsom

November 30, 2006 – Joanna Newsom's harp-driven story songs befuddle anyone trying to classify her music. On this ed...


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