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Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam's new album, I Had A Dream That You Were Mine, comes out Sept. 23. Josh Goleman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City was the most popular record in our listener poll for the best music of 2013. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Poll Results: Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums of 2013

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Top row, left to right: Laura Marling, Lorde, Mike Milosh of Rhye; middle row: Ty Segall, James Blake, Valerie June; bottom row: Khaela Maricich and Melissa Dyne of The Blow, Earl Sweatshirt, Lou Reed. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Discussion: The Year in Music, 2013

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All Songs Considered: The Year In Music, 2013

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Vampire Weekend On World Cafe

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Clockwise from upper left: Kacey Musgraves, Daft Punk, David Bowie, Valerie June, Chance The Rapper, Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Discussion: The Year In Music (So Far), 2013

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Vampire Weekend's third album is titled Modern Vampires of the City. Singer Ezra Koenig (far left) says he sees it as the closing chapter of a trilogy. Alex John Beck/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Vampire Weekend: New Sounds Signal The End Of An Era

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Vampire Weekend in New York City: (from left) Chris Tomson, Chris Baio, Rostam Batmanglij and Ezra Koenig. Alex John Beck/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Listen: Bob Boilen Interviews Vampire Weekend

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Clockwise from upper left: Valeska Steiner and Sonja Glass of Boy, Matthew Cooper of Eluvium, Vampire Weekend, Annie Hardy of Giant Drag Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Vampire Weekend, Savages, Giant Drag, Eluvium And More

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Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend. Kim Rottmayer of picturethesound.com hide caption

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Vampire Weekend: Beyond The Blogs

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Contra broadens Vampire Weekend's emotional scope. Besides ennui and bafflement, there's palpable heartbreak, too. Soren Solkaer Starbird hide caption

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Vampire Weekend: Beyond The Blogs

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Hear 'Contra' In Its Entirety

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Hear Banning Eyre Discuss His Top Pick

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The Best CDs of 2008 (So Far)

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