String Metal, A Country Legend, LCD Soundsystem

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hide captionMerle Haggard (upper left), James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem (upper right), Cornershop (bottom left) and Judgement Day (bottom right).

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Merle Haggard (upper left), James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem (upper right), Cornershop (bottom left) and Judgement Day (bottom right).

James Murphy, the creative mind and voice behind the electro-pop group LCD Soundsystem, is about to release what's rumored to be his last album. It may also be his best. Hear a preview cut from This Is Happening on this edition of All Songs Considered. Also on the program: the legendary "poet of the common man" Merle Haggard, the "string-metal" trio Judgement Day, the glittery pop of Radar Brothers, dance beats and sitars in Cornershop, and the Los Angeles-based Colombian music group Very Be Careful.

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String Metal, A Country Legend, LCD Soundsystem

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LCD Soundsystem

  • Artist: LCD Soundsystem
  • Album: This Is Happening
  • Song: Dance Yrself Clean
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  • "Dance Yrself Clean"
  • Album: This Is Happening
  • Artist: LCD Soundsystem
  • Label: Virgin
  • Released: 2010
 
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Merle Haggard

  • Artist: Merle Haggard
  • Album: I Am What I Am
  • Song: I've Seen It Go Away
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  • "I've Seen It Go Away"
  • Album: I Am What I Am
  • Artist: Merle Haggard
  • Label: Vanguard
  • Released: 2010
 
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Judgement Day

  • Artist: Judgement Day
  • Album: Peacocks/Pink Monsters
  • Song: Peacocks/Pink Monsters

For more on this album, visit the artist's Web site.

 
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Radar Bros.

  • Artist: Radar Bros.
  • Album: Illustrated Garden
  • Song: Dear Headlights
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  • "Dear Headlights"
  • Album: Illustrated Garden
  • Artist: Radar Bros.
  • Label: Merge Records
  • Released: 2010
 
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Cornershop

  • Artist: Cornershop
  • Album: Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast
  • Song: Judy Sucks a Lemon For Breakfast
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  • "Judy Sucks a Lemon For Breakfast"
  • Album: Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast
  • Artist: Cornershop
  • Label: Ample Play
  • Released: 2009
 
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Very Be Careful

  • Artist: Very Be Careful
  • Album: Escape Room
  • Song: La Alergia
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  • "La Alergia"
  • Album: Escape Room
  • Artist: Very Be Careful
  • Label: Barbes Records
  • Released: 2010
 

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