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Discussion: The Year In Music (So Far), 2013

June 11th, 2013

Episode 463 of 811 episodes

Note: Some of the songs on this episode of All Songs Considered contain strong, adult language and profanity.It's that time of the year again, when co-hosts and are joined by NPR Music's and for a special look back on the first half of the year in music. On this week's All Songs Considered, the crew battles it out over their biggest surprises, favorite new artists, songs and albums from the first half of 2013.SavagesAlbum: Silence YourselfSong: "She Will"Night BedsAlbum: Country SleepSong: Even If We TryValerie JuneAlbum: Pushin' Against a StoneSong: You Can't Be ToldRhyeAlbum: WomanSong: "Open"The Bryan Ferry OrchestraAlbum: Jazz AgeSong: Do The StrandDavid BowieThe Next DayAlbum: Next DaySong: Next DayMy Bloody ValentineAlbum: m b vSong: In Another WayBoards of CanadaAlbum: Tomorrow's HarvestSong: Reach For The DeadDisclosureAlbum: SettleSong: When a Fire Starts to BurnVampire WeekendAlbum: Modern Vampires of the CitySong: StepKacey Musgraves Album: Same Trailer Different ParkSong: Follow Your ArrowThe Flaming LipsAlbum: The TerrorSong: "Look...The Sun Is Rising"Daft PunkAlbum: Random Access MemoriesSong: Lose Yourself to DanceChance The RapperAlbum: Acid RapSong: NaNa Phosphorescent Album: MuchachoSong: Song For ZulaFront BottomsAlbum: Talon Of The HawkSong: Au Revoir

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