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All Songs Considered: The Year In Music, 2013

Dec 5, 2013

What defined music in 2013? All Songs Considered kicks off NPR Music's year-end coverage by humbly submitting the following themes for your consideration: The long-awaited return of legends. New favorites who arrived fully formed. The triumph of elaborate promotion. The sneak-attack album drop. On this special edition of the show, Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by NPR Music's Stephen Thompson and Ann Powers for a roughly chronological tour through the musical high points of the year...

A while back (a long while back), Bob Boilen and I were sitting around the office, chatting like we do about music and life, and got to wondering: Is it possible to come up with a top ten list of albums that everyone can agree on?


Here's that list with the percentages included:

There's soon to be a new album from — the duo of James Mercer (The Shins) and Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) — and you're about to find out how it all came together.

Arcade Fire In Concert

Oct 30, 2013

Hear the band perform highlights from its new album, Reflektor, recorded live from Capitol Studios in Los Angeles.


Win Avett Brothers tickets on Rock & Roots.

Oct 29, 2013

The Avett Brothers return to Rupp Arena Saturday, November 23. Listen to Rock & Roots weekdays 9-3 for your chance to win tickets PLUS their new CD "Magpie and the Dandelion".


Arcade Fire - Live In Concert Oct 28 on WUKY.

Fans of might be feeling a bit of culture shock. The group has been called the world's most successful indie rock band — but its new album, Reflektor, explores the Haitian roots of band member Regine Chassagne.

Arcade Fire In The Throes Of Transformation

Oct 24, 2013

Saturday's hottest ticket in New York City was to see a band nobody's heard of. The Reflektors burned through a fan-only presale, and tickets hit the secondary market at prices high as $5,000 — a hefty sum to see any band, much less a band yet to release its first album, in Bushwick's warehousiest corridors. That's like half a year's rent for that neighborhood. But the hype was real.

Arcade Fire - Live In Concert Oct 28 on WUKY.

Oct 22, 2013

Hear the band perform highlights from its new album, Reflektor, on Monday, Oct. 28, live from Capitol Studios in Los Angeles on 91.3 WUKY and WUKY.ORG beginning at 10 p.m. ET.


David Bowie’s 100 Must-Read Books

Oct 16, 2013

Among David Bowie artifacts on display at the Art Gallery of Ontario this fall are handwritten writings, sketches, and over 50 original costumes, comprising what the gallery describes as an “interactive trip through Bowie’s numerous personae and legendary performances, highlighting his artistic influences.” In addition to the 300-piece collection, which was culled from thousands of objects borrowed from Bowie’s own archive, curators Geoffrey Marsh and Victoria Broackes have released an intriguing list

Graham Nash first came to the U.S. as part of the British Invasion with his band The Hollies, which got its start at the same time as and , and shared bills with both groups in England. But Nash later helped to define a kind of West Coast sound, singing harmonies as part of . Nash wrote some of the most famous songs by the powerhouse group (who would add to its roster in 1969), including "Our House," "Teach Your Children" and "Marrakesh Express."