Bands That Should Be Bigger : All Songs Considered We recently asked listeners to tell us their picks for bands that should be bigger than they are, and we were surprised by how many we didn't know. On this edition of All Songs Considered we share some of the discoveries we made, along with some of our own candidates for bands that should be bigger.

Bands That Should Be Bigger

Bands That Should Be Bigger

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Clockwise from top: Seryn, Sam Phillips, Adam Arcuragi, Michael Benjamin Lerner of the band Telekinesis. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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The halls of music history are littered with bands that should have made it big, but never did. Maybe they put out a couple of amazing records and you feel like you're the only person on the planet who appreciated them. Or maybe they're still trying, and you're holding out hope, along with the band, that that big break will finally come.

We recently asked listeners to tell us their picks for bands that should be way bigger than they are and we were surprised by how many we didn't know. On this edition of All Songs Considered we share some of the discoveries we made, along with some of our own candidates for bands that should be bigger.

Artists Featured On The Show

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Imaginary Friend

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Telekinesis

  • Song: Imaginary Friend
  • from Telekinesis!
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We Will All Be Changed

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Seryn

  • Song: We Will All Be Changed
  • from This Is Where We Are

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

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Oh I See

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Adam Arcuragi

  • Song: Oh I See
  • from Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It...
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No Explanations

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Sam Phillips

  • Song: No Explanations
  • from Don't Do Anything
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Subways

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Urban Verbs

  • Song: Subways
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Backstories

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Grass Giraffes

  • Song: Backstories
  • from Transportation EP

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