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More amazing content from NPR

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Thanks to National Public Radio you can currently enjoy the following gems:

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A full length stream of the critically acclaimed new album from Animal Collective, Merriweather Post Pavilion. As you probably know by now, MPP is getting some really remarkable press, even having been hailed as the best album of 2009.

I’ve only listened by way of the stream – and not much at that – but from what I’ve heard, it sounds fantastic. Will it be as good as the album this song comes from seems bound to be? Well, if so, then all hail Animal Collective!

2.
An interview with Dave Portner and Noah Lennox from Animal Collective.

3.
“Folklorist” Nick Spitzer’s examination of the story of Woody Guthrie’s famous “This Land is Your Land.”

Here is an excerpt from the right-up:

“This Land Is Your Land” wasn’t released by Folkways until 1951, but the song was originally written in February 1940, when Woody Guthrie first arrived in New York City from Oklahoma. Guthrie had a keen ear for the recordings of Virginia’s Carter Family, and he was not afraid to borrow. A 1930 gospel recording, “When the World’s on Fire,” sung by the Carters, must have provided the tune for what would become “This Land Is Your Land.”

4.
Wovenhand mastermind David Eugene Edwards performing two tracks from album Ten Stones in a new Tiny Desk Concert.

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