Best CDs So Far: Listener Picks

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The results are in: After several weeks of tallying votes, we've got a pretty good idea of what NPR listeners think are the best CDs so far in 2008. Many were albums we've already covered this year on the show, but there were plenty of others we never got to. On this edition of All Songs Considered we'll look at the poll results and play some of the CDs we missed. Hear music from Panic at the Disco, Santogold, Girl Talk and more.

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Best CDs So Far: Listener Picks

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Panic at the Disco

  • Artist: Panic at the Disco
  • Album: Pretty. Odd [Bonus Track]
  • Song: When the Day Met the Night

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Song
When the Day Met the Night
Album
Pretty. Odd [Bonus Track]
Artist
Panic at the Disco
Label
WEA Japan
Released
2008

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MGMT

  • Artist: MGMT
  • Album: Oracular Spectacular [Bonus Features]
  • Song: Time to Pretend

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Song
Time to Pretend
Album
Oracular Spectacular [Bonus Features]
Artist
MGMT
Label
Columbia
Released
2008

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Girl Talk

  • Artist: Girl Talk
  • Album: Feed the Animals
  • Song: In Step

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Frightened Rabbit

  • Artist: Frightened Rabbit
  • Album: Midnight Organ Fight
  • Song: The Twist

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Song
The Twist
Album
Midnight Organ Fight
Artist
Frightened Rabbit
Label
FTC
Released
2008

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Islands

  • Artist: Islands
  • Album: Arm's Way
  • Song: Creeper

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Song
Creeper
Album
Arm's Way
Artist
Islands
Label
Anti
Released
2008

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

  • Artist: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  • Album: Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
  • Song: Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!

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Song
Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
Album
Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
Artist
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Label
Mute UK Indie
Released
2008

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Los Campesinos

  • Artist:
  • Album:
  • Song: ...And We Exhale and Roll Our Eyes in Unison

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Song
...And We Exhale and Roll Our Eyes in Unison
Album
Hold on Now, Youngster...
Artist
Los Campesinos
Label
Arts & Crafts
Released
2008

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Santogold

  • Artist: Santogold
  • Album: Santogold
  • Song: Creator

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Song
Creator
Album
Santogold
Artist
Santogold
Label
Downtown
Released
2008

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