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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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Song
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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Song
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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Song
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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Song
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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Song
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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Song
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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Song
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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Song
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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Song
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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Song
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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