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Listener Picks: Your Favorite Albums Of 2012

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Behind The Scenes Of The Beatles' 'Magical Mystery Tour'

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Ken Tucker's Top 10 Albums Of 2012

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For One Day, NPR Gets A House Band: Los Straitjackets

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Jovanotti On World Cafe

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Discussion: The Year In Music, 2012

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A $100 Guitar Makes A 30,000-Mile Odyssey

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The Wallflowers On World Cafe

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Dave Alvin On Mountain Stage

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The Evens: The Power Of Turning Down The Volume

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