The Year Ahead: 2005 : All Songs Considered Bob Boilen speaks with All Things Considered music reviewers Mikel Jollett, Tom Moon and Meredith Ochs about some of their most anticipated releases for 2005. Hear sneak previews from Bright Eyes, M. Ward, the Kings of Leon and more.

The Year Ahead: 2005

Bob Boilen speaks with All Things Considered music reviewers Mikel Jollett, Tom Moon and Meredith Ochs about some of their most anticipated releases for 2005. Hear sneak previews from Bright Eyes, M. Ward, the Kings of Leon and more.

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The Year Ahead: 2005

Digital Ash in a Digital Urn

Easy/Lucky/Free

  • from Digital Ash in a Digital Urn
  • by Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake It's Morning

Train Under Water

  • from I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
  • by Bright Eyes
Okemah and the Melody of Riot

Afterglow 61 (excerpt)

  • from Okemah and the Melody of Riot
  • by Son Volt
Aha Shake Heartbreak

Slow Night, So Long

  • from Aha Shake Heartbreak
  • by Kings of Leon
Pretty in Black

Love in a Trashcan

  • from Pretty in Black
  • by The Raveonettes
Soul-Sizzling 7" Meltdown

Get Down With It

  • from Soul Sizzling 7" Meltdown
  • by The Woggles
The Greatest White Liar

Down Home Girl

  • from The Greatest White Liar
  • by Nic Armstrong
Before the Poison

My Friends Have

  • from Before the Poison
  • by Marianne Faithfull
Same Mother

Gangsterism on the Rise

  • from Same Mother
  • by Jason Moran
The Way Up

The Way Up, Pt. 1

  • from The Way Up
  • by Pat Metheny Group
Transistor Radio

Sweethearts on Parade

  • from Transistor Radio
  • by M. Ward