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Will Album Covers Ever Be This Good Again?

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The most mind-bending album covers of the '60s and '70s came to us courtesy of the design team Hipgnosis, rock stars of the design world. The firm's co-founder talks about its heyday.

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Pink Floyd Makes History With Final Album

Monday, November 10, 2014

The prog rock band's first studio album in 20 years -- widely understood to be its last -- is the most pre-ordered record in Amazon UK's history.
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Jennifer Lopez, Pink Floyd, and other Celebrity Bugs

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Every year, thousands of new species of creatures are identified. Since naming something after oneself is considered a diva move in the scientific community, many choose the next best thing: the name of a real-life diva.

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New Sounds

More New Sounds Covers

Sunday, April 22, 2012

It's an hour of cover songs, New Sounds-style, with many familiar tunes in unexpected arrangements. We'll hear Pink Floyd, Stravinsky, Black Sabbath and Satie for this program. Listen as Marco Benevento and Julio Resende rework Pink Floyd songs and the new music ensemble Fireworks presents a version of the Rite of Spring. Plus, the Bad Plus hits it with "Ironman" and Marc Sloan reworks Erik Satie's Gnossienes. And much more.

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The album's big idea

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

John Schaefer asks, what IS a concept album anyway?

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Music Under Fire in Iran

Monday, August 09, 2010

Iran's highest authority recently declared that music is "not compatible with the highest values" of his country. Today: guest host Jacqueline Cincotta finds out how the edict will affect the state's already tight restrictions on music. And, she talks with a member of Blurred Vision, the Canadian-Iranian band who turned its update of Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall" into a viral music video. Later: a live performance in our studio from singer-songwriter Rhett Miller of the Old 97s.