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Viking's Choice: A Year Of Beautiful Noise

December 29th, 2008

Episode 197 of 797 episodes

For the past month, NPR Music producer Lars Gotrich laid out multiple strips of paper on his desk, occasionally re-arranging them and whittling down the numbers. The small strips of paper said things like Uncle Owen Aunt Beru, Extra Life and Erykah Badu. It was like some odd game of solitaire. It turns out he was working on his list of the year's top CDs, analog-style. Lars' love for music is keen, and his tastes are quite different from ours, so from time to time, we invite him to All Songs Considered in the hope of finding something different to hear. On this show, we offer you his Top 10 CDs of 2008.

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