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Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton spin new music from emerging bands and musical icons.


Discussion: The Year in Music, 2013

December 4th, 2013

Episode 490 of 715 episodes

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. Songs Featured On This Episode My Bloody Valentine Album: m b v Song: She Found Now David Bowie Album: The Next Day Song: Where Are We Now? Bryan Ferry Album: The Great Gatsby: Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film Song: Love Is the Drug Rhye Album: Woman Song: Open Kacey Musgraves Album: Same Trailer Different Park Song: Follow Your Arrow Brandy Clark Album: 12 Stories Song: Just Like Him Kanye West Album: Yeezus Song: Blood on the LeavesLanguage Advisory: The song contains profanity. Earl Sweatshirt Album: Doris Song: Chum James Blake Album: Overgrown Song: Retrograde Vampire Weekend Album: Modern Vampires of the City Song: Step Laura Marling Album: Once I Was an Eagle Song: Master Hunter Valerie June Album: Pushin' Against a Stone Song: Somebody To Love Ty Segall Album: Sleeper Song: Man Man Lorde Album: Pure Heroine Song: Tennis Court Daughter Album: If You Leave Song: Youth San Fermin Album: San Fermin Song: Renaissance! Dorothy Love Coates & The Gospel Harmonettes Album: I Heard the Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel from The Nashboro Label 1951-1983 Song: Dorothy Love Coates & The Gospel Harmonettes, 'Heaven, I've Heard So Much About It' Arcade Fire Album: Reflektor Song: Normal Person The Blow Album: The Blow Song: Make It Up Paul McCartney Album: New Song: Alligator The Flaming Lips Album: The Terror Song: "Look...The Sun Is Rising" Songs: Ohia Album: Magnolia Electric Co. (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) Song: Hold On Magnolia The Velvet Underground Album: Loaded Song: Rock & Roll