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

November 16, 2009 – We begin our 50 most important recordings of the decade with composer John Adams.

Listen Discussion: The Decade Defined

November 9, 2009 – All Songs Considered looks back at some of the decade's defining moments and trends in music


Dixie Chicks

Listen Eight Years Gone

January 19, 2009 – Hear the songs that wrestled with the fear, uncertainty and frustration during Bush's presidency.


Listen Music to Fall in Love With

February 13, 2008 – On this edition of All Songs Considered NPR listeners share their favorite love songs.


Read A Year of Good Memories: Bob Boilen's Top Ten CDs for 2007

December 21, 2007 – All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his picks for the year's top ten CDs.

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.


Read A Remarkable Year: Robin Hilton's Top Ten CDs for 2007

December 20, 2007 – All Songs Considered producer Robin Hilton shares his picks for the best CDs of 2007.

Read Sunshine Through the Clouds: Tom Moon's Top Ten CDs for 2007

December 20, 2007 – All Things Considered Reviewer Tom Moon offers his picks for the year's best albums.

Listen 'Rolling Stone' Names M.I.A. Top Album

December 17, 2007 – Kanye West, Arcade Fire and Jay-Z place well in the magazine's list of 2007's top 50 records.


Read The Best Songs of the Year, from KUT KUT

December 12, 2007 – KUT music director Jeff McCord picks the 10 songs whose company he most enjoyed. KUT

Listen 2007: The Year in Review from All Songs Considered

December 6, 2007 – All Songs reviewers parley the year's biggest surprises, letdowns and best new music.


Listen Can Rock Save the World?

July 6, 2007 – Live Earth founder Kevin Wall, Paste magazine editor Josh Jackson and musician Alejandro Escoved...


Listen Arcade Fire: Art-Rock Fueled by Eclecticism and Pain

June 4, 2007 – The seven-member art-rock band deploys everything from the piano the hurdy-gurdy.


Listen The Arcade Fire, Dark and Energetic

March 16, 2007 – Like its debut, the 10-piece band's sound is full of percussion, strings and smart lyrics.


Listen The Arcade Fire: Growing Up, Getting Better

March 7, 2007 – The Arcade Fire crafts a uniquely grandiose, profoundly affecting brand of art-rock.

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