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Dad's playing his music again and no one is happy.

Read Who Controls The Music In Your House?

November 19, 2012 – When your family comes together for Thanksgiving this year, who will be in charge of the soundtrack?

The Fresh and Onlys.

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November 19, 2012 – Fusing garage-rock and pop with punk, the band just released Long Slow Dance (Mexican Summer). WXPN

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The L.A. duo Foxygen just released a new song, "Shuggie," which Philadelphia's WXPN quickly embraced.

Read Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

November 20, 2012 – Download new music from Foxygen, bassist Marcus Miller, folk singer Rayna Geller and more.

Sera Cahoone

Watch Sera Cahoone: Sounds Like Home opbmusic

November 20, 2012 – Watch the Seattle singer perform "Deer Creek Canyon" at the Doug Fir in Portland for opbmusic. opbmusic

Ahleuchatistas

Watch First Watch: Ahleuchatistas, 'Lighted Stairs'

November 20, 2012 – Inventive guitar, prog-rock influences and globe-spanning sounds are set against military images.

The Insect Trust.

Watch The Insect Trust: An American Band Deconstructed

November 20, 2012 – Free jazzers, hippie rockers and country-blues musicians made up this ragtag late-'60s band.

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Clockwise from top: Seryn, Sam Phillips, Adam Arcuragi, Michael Benjamin Lerner of the band Telekinesis.

Read Bands That Should Be Bigger

November 20, 2012 – Bob and Robin look at amazing bands that haven't found the audience they deserve.

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Regina Spektor performs for KCRW.

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November 21, 2012 – Watch the pianist perform "The Party" for KCRW listeners at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio. KCRW

With so much new music, who has time to listen to this? And with all this old music, who has time to listen to the new stuff?

Watch How Much Music Is Too Much Music?

November 21, 2012 – Advice on balancing old favorites with new discoveries, the etiquette of taste-making, and more.

Delta Rae.

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November 21, 2012 – The popular North Carolina folk-rock band performs a four-song set in the World Cafe studio. WXPN

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For just one day, let's pretend like it's 1967.

Read Five Reasons To Visit Your Local Record Store On Black Friday

November 21, 2012 – This Friday, independent record stores will offer new, reissued and limited-edition vinyl.

Sharon Van Etten's Tramp was released in February by Jagjaguwar.

Watch An Early Peek At Our Favorite Music Of 2012

November 22, 2012 – While we finalize our list, here's a preview of NPR Music's favorite albums of the year.

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What do you want for the holidays?

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November 23, 2012 – Our staff picks out a lavish holiday wish list, from the practical to the fantastical.

(From left) Robert Sledge, Ben Folds and Darren Jessee of Ben Folds Five.

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November 23, 2012 – Hear a four-song set from the wildly popular pianist and his re-formed band. WXPN

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Tracey Thorn's album Tinsel and Lights was released Oct. 30.

Read First Listen: Tracey Thorn, 'Tinsel And Lights'

November 25, 2012 – The Everything but the Girl singer's holiday album is as warmly rendered as it is bittersweet.

Sufjan Stevens released Silver & Gold Nov. 13.

Read First Listen: Sufjan Stevens, 'Silver & Gold'

November 25, 2012 – In nearly three hours of music, impeccable grace never strays far from playful ridiculousness.

Elephant Stone.

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November 26, 2012 – The metallic, resonant drones of a sitar twist the band's pop songs into something unexpected. WXPN

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Le Tigre.

Watch Bedroom Dancing: Le Tigre By Accident

November 27, 2012 – A new fan recalls first hearing the band in high school, on a mixtape meant for someone else.

San Cisco performs on The Current.

Watch San Cisco: An 'Awkward' Upstart From Down Under KCMP

November 27, 2012 – Watch the irresistible Australian band perform its hit "Awkward," live at The Current in Minnesota. KCMP

Electric Guest.

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November 27, 2012 – Hear this Danger Mouse-approved songwriter perform four songs in the World Cafe studio. WXPN

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Clockwise from upper left: Acid Pauli, Kendrick Lamar, Samuel Yirga, Kelan Philip Cohran, Waxahatchee, Pallbearer, Matthew Dear

Read The Albums We Missed This Year

November 27, 2012 – The All Songs hosts can't hear it all, so they caught up on great 2012 records with NPR colleagues.

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Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

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November 28, 2012 – The rowdy blues-rock revivalist joins host David Dye in the studio to play songs from Meat and Bone. WXPN

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Yeasayer

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November 29, 2012 – On Fragrant World, the band adopts a sparser sound. Hear Yeasayer perform live in the studio. WXPN

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Screenshot from the Mr. Gnome video "House Of Circles"

Watch See What $2,000 And An Epic Imagination Will Get You

November 29, 2012 – The Cleveland-based duo's new video is a dark and stylish fantasy about a battle to save the world.

Joe Hill Louis, B.B. King and Rufus Thomas appear on a new multi-disc compilation of electric blues, Plug It In! Turn It Up!

Read Turning Up The Volume On The Electric Blues

November 29, 2012 – A new compilation traces the history of electric blues from its rocky start through its heyday.

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