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The Thistle & Shamrock: From Vinyl To MP3

NPR | Feb. 10, 2016

Whether found on record shelves or on hard drives, great performances endure across generations.

Anti-Everything: The Culture Of Resistance Behind Rihanna's Latest Album

NPR | Feb. 10, 2016

There's method behind the apparent musical madness to the Barbadian pop star's album Anti.

The Year in B2B DJ Sets

NPR | Feb. 10, 2016

Listen to the year's best dance-music tag-teams featuring Disclosure, Seth Troxler, Four Tet, Floating Points, Eric Prydz, Maya Jane Coles, Michael Mayer and others.

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Songs We Love: Cerrone, '2nd Chance (feat. Tony Allen)'

NPR | Feb. 10, 2016 6:50 a.m.

The great Eurodisco architect unites with Afrobeat's bedrock drummer to effortlessly funk you up.


A Guitarist Remembers: David Bowie Just Wanted A Good Laugh

NPR | Feb. 9, 2016 1:23 p.m.

"The picture I have in my head is of him cracking up in the studio," Reeves Gabrels says.


Macklemore's New Song Is The Nine-Minute 'White Privilege II'

NPR | Feb. 9, 2016 1:22 p.m.

The rapper questions his position in hip-hop and how to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Spike Lee On Michael Jackson's Evolution From Child Star To 'Off The Wall'

NPR | Feb. 9, 2016 1:21 p.m.

"Michael is alive, because his music is still here," Lee says.


Craig Finn On Mountain Stage

NPR | Feb. 9, 2016 12:56 p.m.

The frontman of The Hold Steady makes his first solo appearance in front of a Mountain Stage crowd.


New Mix: Shearwater, Lily & Madeleine, Eskimeaux, More

NPR | Feb. 9, 2016 12:53 p.m.

On this week's show: The All Songs Considered gang shares songs of power, protest and passion.


Songs We Love: Kevin Morby, 'I Have Been To The Mountain'

NPR | Feb. 9, 2016 12:29 p.m.

A surging, hard-won roots-rock epic, indebted to the classics and wise beyond its singer's 27 years.


On Her New Album, Lucinda Williams Is Driven, Not Comfortable

NPR | Feb. 9, 2016 11:49 a.m.

The Ghosts Of Highway 20 explores the South, and is haunted by the Americana singer's late father.


Viking's Choice: Cobalt, 'Beast Whip'

NPR | Feb. 9, 2016 10:59 a.m.

The extreme metal duo returns with a double album, a new vocalist and the colossal "Beast Whip."


First Watch: Liima, 'Amerika'

NPR | Feb. 9, 2016 9:52 a.m.

America, in a new video from the Danish electro-pop band Liima, is anything but the promised land.