Rock/Pop/Folk

Rock/Pop/Folk

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September 30, 2014 | NPR · On this week’s All Songs: We share great new electronic music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ unsettling Gone Girl soundtrack, Thom Yorke and Aphex Twin, plus new music from Robert Plant and more.
 

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September 30, 2014 | NPR · If Mr. Mister’s atmospheric ballad “Broken Wings” had been written for a proggy space opera, it might sound something like this cyberpunk slow jam.
 

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September 30, 2014 | NPR · Grab yourself two free handfuls of new tunes selected by our panel of public-radio hosts, including new music from King Tuff, Sarah Jaffe, Frazey Ford, The Gotobeds, Hollie Cook and more.
 

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September 29, 2014 | NPR · Think back to the shows you’ve been to. Were there any moments where everything fell apart or flopped for the band? These are the Spinal Tap moments when a band reaches its comical nadir.
 

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September 28, 2014 | NPR · An ambient-minded neoclassical duo that likes its sounds intensely measured, contemplative and slow, A Winged Victory For The Sullen works hard to make listeners feel eerily, gloriously lost.
 

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September 28, 2014 | NPR · Mary Timony’s ebullient new project fixates on the joys of punk. There’s enough energy on Rips to fuel a small country, and all of it is rooted in clean-burning enthusiasm.
 

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September 28, 2014 | NPR · In the late ’80s, the Birmingham duo made guitar-pounding, drum-machine-and-bass industrial metal capable of melting Terminators. This is classic Godflesh, unadorned and even flayed in its rage.
 

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September 28, 2014 | NPR · There’s a because-we-can quality to the band’s overstuffed, 82-minute second album, as Foxygen delights in letting its loosest threads unravel.
 

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September 28, 2014 | NPR · Way Out Weather marks the completion of Gunn’s transformation from a master guitarist into a songwriter with complete trust in his own voice and arrangements.
 

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September 27, 2014 | NPR · The trio Moon Hooch got its start on the subway platforms of New York City, trying to recreate the sounds and energy of dance club music with two horns and a drum set.
 

 

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September 30, 2014 | NPR · Applying to the program for immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as children provides a work permit and prevents deportation, but costs $465. Mexico is helping some of its citizens with that cost.
 

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September 30, 2014 | NPR · Unfortunately for sports fans, the rules aren’t expected to change much, as the NFL could still negotiate blackout rules through contracts with broadcasters. It does, however, end FCC protection.
 

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September 30, 2014 | NPR · If a suspect threatens officers, police say they have a right to defend themselves. But a Justice Department report said the police in Albuquerque have used force unnecessarily; two ex-officers agree.
 

Arts & Life

September 30, 2014 | NPR · Tess Taylor reviews Christian Wiman’s new collection of poems, “Once in the West.”
 

September 30, 2014 | NPR · Rachel Martin talks to food writer Mark Bittman about his new cookbook, “How to Cook Everything Fast,” which thumbs its nose at the French tradition of having ingredients prepped before you cook.
 

September 30, 2014 | NPR · Matt Bai says that while voters have always cared about candidates’ characters, some news used to be off limits. His new book looks at Gary Hart’s 1987 affair that destroyed his political ambitions.
 

Music

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September 30, 2014 | NPR · Two new albums, a solo effort and a collaboration with the band 3RDEYEGIRL, mark Prince’s return to the studio. Tom Moon says that only one fully captures what an explosive performer he can still be.
 

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September 30, 2014 | NPR · The label has become a crucial ambassador, introducing many world-music artists to American fans. Hear 10 songs from across Nonesuch’s remarkable 50-year history.
 

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September 30, 2014 | NPR · On this week’s All Songs: We share great new electronic music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ unsettling Gone Girl soundtrack, Thom Yorke and Aphex Twin, plus new music from Robert Plant and more.
 

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