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October 20, 2014 | NPR · Eight years after going on indefinite hiatus, the trio is back. They’ll release a new album on Jan. 20 called No Cities to Love. Hear the song “Bury Our Friends” now.
 

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October 19, 2014 | NPR · There are plenty of things about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s induction process that are worthy of complaint, but the most common gripe isn’t one of them.
 

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October 18, 2014 | NPR · Mystical Russian composer Alexander Scriabin saw music, heard colors and wrote music that goes from ecstasy to frenzy. Baltimore Symphony conductor Marin Alsop explores Scriabin’s best-known piece.
 

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October 17, 2014 | NPR · Some critics charge that John Adams’ opera is anti-Israel, even anti-Semitic. But the opera’s supporters dispute that. With its Met debut on Monday, there are calls to burn the set to the ground.
 

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October 16, 2014 | NPR · The Georgia town was home to Otis Redding, Little Richard and Capricorn Records, a label that played a key role in the birth of Southern rock. Now, many of the city’s musical landmarks are threatened.
 

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October 16, 2014 | NPR · Legerdemain, out next April, will be the first album of original songs from the pop songwriter and Broadway composer since 2009, and you can download two songs from it here.
 

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October 12, 2014 | NPR · For more than a century, the Royal Shakespeare Company has commissioned music for plays. Its archive tracks the way music changes over time and across many productions.
 

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October 9, 2014 | NPR · After decades in obscurity, country singer Doug Seegers went from down-and-out to up-and-coming in an instant.
 

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October 8, 2014 | NPR · For four decades, U2 has delivered huge rock songs and taken shots for being too serious. The band’s new album, Songs of Innocence, provides a key to its long search for universal significance.
 

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October 8, 2014 | NPR · Fifty years ago, a New York musician and his lawyer friend started a small record label that would become a global brand, taking salsa music from New York clubs to the rest of the world.
 

 

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says his government cannot allow open nominations for his successor, but suggests there’s room for compromise on the makeup of a committee to select candidates.
 

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · Two million people have already voted in next month’s election, including President Obama. Locking in votes early is huge, particularly since control of the Senate rests in a handful of close races.
 

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · Millennials get a lot of financial and emotional support from their parents, which critics say causes delayed adolescence. But actually this close relationship benefits both kids and parents.
 

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · A new biography of the Russian political prankster/author/revolutionary Edward Limonov asks what turns out to be an unanswerable question: What’s Limonov thinking, and what does he really want?
 

October 21, 2014 | NPR · Oscar de la Renta died at the age of 82 on Monday. Steve Inskeep talks to Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan about the designer’s legacy.
 

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · One month into the TV season, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says diversity is winning and rom coms are losing as new shows battle for viewers.
 

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · From our panel of public-radio hosts to you: a hand-picked sampler of free downloads, including new music from Son Little, Ty Segall, Rome Fortune, Kaytranada, Allo Darlin’ and more.
 

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · The singer and activist tackles jazz standards, including “Strange Fruit” and others, on her new album. Here, she and NPR’s Steve Inskeep discuss how she connects with the present through the past.
 

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October 20, 2014 | NPR · D’Amato’s new album The Shipwreck From The Shore can feel Motown-y, garage-y and Springsteen-y, and all that production serves his songs well. But here the Tiny Desk, his music is sparer.
 

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