When The Lyrics Matter, Wilco, Regina Spektor, 'Dark Was The Night' Concert Highlight

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Are you a lyrics person? Do the words matter so much that, if they aren't any good, you'll put down a CD after one listen? Bob Boilen certainly is, and does. The new Regina Spektor CD, Far, is full of beautiful and intriguing words. On the blog, tell us what you think.

Also on this episode of All Songs Considered: Wilco returns with a stronger effort; a concept record from Loxsly; Years, an ambient guitar experiment from a Do Make Say Think member; the dreamy pop of Starlight Mints; violinist and singer-songwriter Christina Courtin; and a highlight from the Dark Was the Night concert, which you can listen to in full by clicking here.

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When The Lyrics Matter, Wilco, Regina Spektor, 'Dark Was The Night' Concert Highlight

Wilco (The Album)

Wilco

  • Artist: Wilco
  • Album: Wilco (The Album)
  • Song: Everlasting
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  • "Everlasting"
  • Album: Wilco (The Album)
  • Artist: Wilco
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Released: 2009
 
Tomorrow's Fossils

Loxsly

  • Artist: Loxsly
  • Album: Tomorrow's Fossils
  • Song: As the Constellation's Arms Uncurled

For more information on this CD, visit Little Mafia.

 
Years

Years

  • Artist: Years
  • Album: Years
  • Song: Kids Toy Love Affair
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  • "Kids Toy Love Affair"
  • Album: Years
  • Artist: Years
  • Label: Arts & Crafts
  • Released: 2009
 
Far

Regina Spektor

  • Artist: Regina Spektor
  • Album: Far
  • Song: Laughing With
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  • "Laughing With"
  • Album: Far
  • Artist: Regina Spektor
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Released: 2009
 
Change Remains

The Starlight Mints

  • Artist: The Starlight Mints
  • Album: Change Remains
  • Song: Zoomba

For more information on this CD, visit Barsuk Records.

 
Christina Courtin

Christina Courtin

  • Artist: Christina Courtin
  • Album: Christina Courtin
  • Song: Bundah
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  • "Bundah"
  • Album: Christina Courtin
  • Artist: Christina Courtin
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Released: 2009
 
Dark Was the Night (live)

Bon Iver

  • Artist: Bon Iver
  • Album: Dark Was the Night: The Concert
  • Song: Flume

Hear the entire 'Dark Was the Night' concert.

 

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