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hide captionTop: Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys; bottom left: cover for the new Stars album; bottom right: Laura Berhenn of the Mynabirds.

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Top: Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys; bottom left: cover for the new Stars album; bottom right: Laura Berhenn of the Mynabirds.

At long last, winter is over, spring is here and a whole new batch of amazing music is heading our way. On this edition of All Songs Considered, we've got special sneak previews of some of the most anticipated albums of the coming months, including new releases from The National, Stars, The Black Keys, Josh Ritter, The New Pornographers and more. Join host Bob Boilen as he chats with Monitor Mix blogger Carrie Brownstein, producer Robin Hilton and NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson about the albums and artists they're most excited about.

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Spring Music Preview

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Black Keys

  • Artist: Black Keys
  • Album: Brothers
  • Song: Tighten Up
 
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Subtle Turnhips

  • Artist: Subtle Turnhips
  • Album: Terd
  • Song: Two Two
 
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Stars

  • Artist: Stars
  • Album: The Five Ghosts
  • Song: Fixed
 
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Josh Ritter

  • Artist: Josh Ritter
  • Album: So Runs the World Away
  • Song: Rattling Locks
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  • "Rattling Locks"
  • Album: So Runs the World Away
  • Artist: Josh Ritter
  • Label: Pytheas
  • Released: 2010
 
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The Mynabirds

  • Artist: The Mynabirds
  • Album: What We Lose In the Fire We Gain In the Flood
  • Song: Give It Time
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  • "Give It Time"
  • Album: What We Lose In the Fire We Gain In the Flood
  • Artist: The Mynabirds
  • Label: Saddle Creek Records
  • Released: 2010
 
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The Fresh & Onlys

  • Artist: The Fresh & Onlys
  • Album: August In My Mind
  • Song: You're Known To Wander
 
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The National

  • Artist: The National
  • Album: High Violet
  • Song: Bloodbuzz Ohio
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  • "Bloodbuzz Ohio"
  • Album: High Violet
  • Artist: The National
  • Label: 4AD
  • Released: 2010
 
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Linfinity

  • Artist: Linfinity
  • Album: Martian's Bloom
  • Song: Holy Rain
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  • "Holy Rain"
  • Album: Martian's Bloom
  • Artist: Linfinity
  • Label: American Myth
  • Released: 2010
 
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Villagers

  • Artist: Villagers
  • Album: Becoming a Jackal
  • Song: I Saw The Dead
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  • "I Saw The Dead"
  • Album: Becoming a Jackal
  • Artist: Villagers
  • Label: Domino
  • Released: 2010
 
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Tracey Thorn

  • Artist: Tracey Thorn
  • Album: Love and Its Opposite
  • Song: Oh, the Divorces!
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  • "Oh, the Divorces!"
  • Album: Love and Its Opposite
  • Artist: Tracey Thorn
  • Label: Merge
  • Released: 2010
 
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Flying Lotus

  • Artist: Flying Lotus
  • Album: Cosmogramma
  • Song: Quakes
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  • "Quakes"
  • Album: Cosmogramma
  • Artist: Flying Lotus
  • Label: Warp
  • Released: 2010
 
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Laurie Anderson

  • Artist: Laurie Anderson
  • Album: Homeland
  • Song: Only an Expert
 
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Damien Jurado

  • Artist: Damien Jurado
  • Album: Saint Bartlett
  • Song: Cloudy Shoes
 
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Hanoi Janes

  • Artist: Hanoi Janes
  • Album: Year of Panic
  • Song: Summer of Panic
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  • "Summer of Panic"
  • Album: Year of Panic
  • Artist: Hanoi Janes
  • Label: Captured Tracks
  • Released: 2010
 
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Horse Feathers

  • Artist: Horse Feathers
  • Album: Thistled Spring
  • Song: Thistled Spring
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  • "Thistled Spring"
  • Album: Thistled Spring
  • Artist: Horse Feathers
  • Label: Kill Rock Stars
  • Released: 2010
 
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Justin Vernon

  • Artist: Justin Vernon (Various)
  • Album: Broken Hearts And Dirty Windows: The Songs Of John Prine
  • Song: Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow)
 
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Gayngs

  • Artist: Gayngs
  • Album: Relayted
  • Song: The Gaudy Side of Town
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  • "The Gaudy Side of Town"
  • Album: Relayted
  • Artist: Gayngs
  • Label: Jagjaguwar
  • Released: 2010
 
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Reading Rainbow

  • Artist: Reading Rainbow
  • Album: Prism Eyes
  • Song: Restless
 

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