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Autumn brings the year's last big push of new music releases, so we're now getting some of the most anticipated albums for all of 2010. Sufjan Stevens is back with his first collection of new songs in five years, while Deerhunter has a stunning follow-up to its hugely popular 2008 release Microcastle/Weird Era Cont. The chamber-pop darlings in Belle and Sebastian are also back with a beautiful and playful new record, while Antony and the Johnsons' members serve up some of the band's most unexpectedly uplifting music on a new record called Swanlights. Hear sneak previews of those records and more on this edition of All Songs Considered, as host Bob Boilen chats with producer Robin Hilton and NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson about some of the albums they're most anticipating this fall.

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Sufjan Stevens

  • Artist: Sufjan Stevens
  • Song: Too Much
  • From: The Age of Adz

Note: You can hear a sample of the song "Vesuvius," another cut from the new Sufjan Stevens record, by listening to the full discussion on this program. Just click the listen link at the top of the page.

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Album
The Age of ADZ
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Sufjan Stevens
Label
Asthmatic Kitty
Released
2010

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Brian Eno

  • Artist: Brian Eno
  • Song: Horse
  • From: Small Craft On A Milk Sea
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Small Craft On A Milk Sea
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Darkstar

  • Artist: Darkstar
  • Song: In The Wings
  • From: North
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Belle & Sebastian

  • Artist: Belle & Sebastian
  • Song: I Didn't See It Coming
  • From: Write About Love
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Write About Love
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2010

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Extra Lens

  • Artist: Extra Lens
  • Song: Only Existing Footage
  • From: Undercard
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Undercard
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Extra Lens
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Merge Records
Released
2010

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Small Sins

  • Artist: Small Sins
  • Song: Pot Calls Kettle Black
  • From: Pot Calls Kettle Black
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Pot Calls Kettle Black
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The Red River

  • Artist: The Red River
  • Song: When We Are Wild
  • From: Little Songs About The Big Picture
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