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Rufus Wainwright joins Wade Goodwyn in NPR's Studio 1 to play a few of his hits.

Read Rufus Wainwright Shares Songs, And A Few Stories

April 19, 2014 – The singer-songwriter stopped by NPR's studios to perform a few of his hits.

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Ted Leo and Aimee Mann join forces on a new album named for their collaborative songwriting project, The Both.

Read Ted Leo And Aimee Mann On Ego, Humor And The Uncanny Valley

April 12, 2014 – The pair say a shared obsession with a too-real statue sparked their collaboration as The Both.

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Black Lips' latest album is Underneath the Rainbow. Left to right: Jared Swilley, Joe Bradley, Cole Alexander, Ian St. Pé.

Watch 'We Like Struggle': Black Lips On The Will To Entertain

March 30, 2014 – The Georgia rockers have soldiered on through high school expulsion, a bandmate's death and more.

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Dan Croll's debut album is Sweet Disarray.

Watch It's Good To Gather Moss: A Young Artist On Missing 'Home'

March 27, 2014 – All Things Considered asked British songwriter Dan Croll about one song that means a lot to him.

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Neil Young in conversation with NPR's Bob Boilen.

Watch The All Songs Considered Interview: Neil Young

March 19, 2014 – "You're listening to a poor Xerox," Young says of the MP3. Watch an interview about the Pono player.

Jim Eno.

Listen Jim Eno On World Cafe WXPN

March 10, 2014 – The Spoon drummer talks about his philosophy as a producer and the beginnings of his Austin studio. WXPN

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The men of Elbow, left to right: Richard Jupp, Mark Potter, Guy Garvey, Craig Potter, Pete Turner.

Watch The Persistence Of Elbow

March 8, 2014 – "My microphone stand was a broom handle," says singer Guy Garvey of the UK alt-rockers' early days.

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Arsenio Hall with his band. Robin DiMaggio stands to the right of Arsenio.

Read What's With All The Drummers Leading Late-Night Bands?

February 27, 2014 – Robin DiMaggio, leader of The Arsenio Hall Show band, says ambidextrous drummers drive the band.

Beck's new album, his first since 2008, is called Morning Phase.

Read Beck's Long Balancing Act

February 25, 2014 – "I'm aware of the time that I'm in," the versatile artist says, "and I don't want to reject it."

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St. Vincent is the fourth solo album from singer and guitarist Annie Clark.

Read St. Vincent's Eerie Musical Alchemy

February 23, 2014 – Annie Clark says wringing beauty from ugly sounds suits her: "That's what's going on in my brain."

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Bryan Cranston and Fred Armisen in character as The Bjelland Brothers, a sibling soft rock duo dreamed up by Armisen for a 2010 sketch on Saturday Night Live.

Read Fred Armisen's Fake Bands (And Their Real Songs)

February 22, 2014 – The SNL alum's sketches about fictional musicians strike a believable chord.

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Beck's 12th studio full-length, Morning Phase, will be released Feb. 25.

Watch Beck On His New Album, 'Morning Phase'

February 4, 2014 – The prolific artist shares stories and brand-new music from his first studio album since 2008.

James Mercer (left) and Brian Burton (right) of Broken Bells.

Read Broken Bells: Life 'After The Disco'

February 4, 2014 – The duo's new album grew out of late-night conversations about growing up and gaining perspective.

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Against Me!'s latest album is Transgender Dysphoria Blues. Left to right: Inge Johansson, James Bowman, Laura Jane Grace, Atom Willard.

Watch 'That's Me': A Transgender Punk On Life In Transition

January 19, 2014 – "I don't have to think," Laura Jane Grace says of performing as a woman. "I can just be and exist."

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First Listen

The singer-songwriter, who died last year, has already inspired two double-length tribute albums.

First Listen: 'Farewell Transmission: The Music Of Jason Molina'

The singer-songwriter, who died last year, has already inspired two double-length tribute albums.

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Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Why We Fight About Pop Music

Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country and you'll hear plenty of surprises.

God, Drugs And Lizard Aliens: Yep, It's Country Music

Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country and you'll hear plenty of surprises.

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral <em>Become Ocean</em>.

Alaskan Composer Wins Pulitzer For 'Become Ocean'

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral Become Ocean.

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

Reunited And It Feels A Little Awkward: OutKast At Coachella

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

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