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Rock Out with NPR Music

Still think NPR's uncool? Wait till you see the new NPR music Web site, which just launched this week. I've long been a fan of NPR's All Songs Conisdered podcast, but this site takes that show's coolness to a whole new level.

Here are some of the many things I got sucked into on my tour through the site:

  • An extensive archive of live concerts — many of them available for download — from the past two years, including Lily Allen, the New Pornographers, Wilco, and Rilo Kiley.
  • Live streams from several of the more rockin' NPR stations, including Seattle's KEXP, as well as audio streams from classical, jazz, and blues programs.
  • A new music blog from Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney.
  • A ton of lists — who doesn't love a good list? — including five great new albums from Africa, 11 overlooked releases of 2006, the 40 worst lyricists in rock, Yo-Yo Ma's current playlist, and more.
  • Project Song, a venture in which a songwriter has two days to craft a tune from scratch. Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields was the first to take the challenge.
  • A convenient way to find all of NPR's musician interviews, music news, and reviews.

If only they could loop in Morning Becomes Eclectic from KCRW, I'd be a truly happy gal. But even without that, there's enough here to keep me (and my iPod) busy for months!


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buckley9383 buckley9383 8 years
This is so exciting! I've been telling people about the ASC podcast for ages It's one of the best programs on the radio- and now it looks like they really have come up with an equally awesome web site! Kudos to NPR!
krazykarot krazykarot 8 years
this is great. thanks for the heads up!
LittleMascara LittleMascara 8 years
Yay! Stephin Merritt! Yay NPR!
Food Food 8 years
i heart NPR. i heart heart heart it!
bevgirl bevgirl 8 years
love this post, all things considered and mornings become eclectic are among my favorites. thanks for posting!
Fab_Kitty Fab_Kitty 8 years
If NPR's uncool, then call me Dorky McDorkerson.
vegan-musician vegan-musician 8 years
i. love. NPR.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 8 years
This is a very cool podcast, I got a very cool yeah, yeah, yeahs and Ray LaMontagne live concert from NPR. Great tip, Buzz.
Home Home 8 years
Thanks for the tip! I've been downloading the ASC podcasts but wanting more.
Lorelei-Spirit Lorelei-Spirit 8 years
Nevermind - it was the podcast I've been listening to. :oy: Don't mind me. Thanks for the heads up Buzz! :highfive:
Lorelei-Spirit Lorelei-Spirit 8 years
I'm confused. I have been listening to this site for at least a year now. It does look different - definite upgrade at the very least.
nancita nancita 8 years
This is great! I just added the All Songs Considered and Brownstein blogs to my RSS feeds.
mmmmmm mmmmmm 8 years
All Songs Considered has a Ben Gibbard concert from May '07 that is to die for!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
This is wonderful. Thanks, Buzz!
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