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NPR Music page
November 7, 2007 7:58 AM   Subscribe

NPR and twelve public radio partners have launched NPR Music, a free, multi-genre Web site showcasing the best of public radio music.
posted by jaimev (18 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Hmmm... "contemporary Celtic" or "all folk, all the time"... I just can't decide which I want to slit my wrists too.
posted by wfrgms at 8:03 AM on November 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


It's like a Starbucks—for your computer!
posted by klangklangston at 8:05 AM on November 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


I was just clicking around over there and I found this link: Pull Your Pants Up
posted by chuckdarwin at 8:10 AM on November 7, 2007


Excellent. Good production quality. The fact they have entire multi-hour concerts makes it an easy set and forget background sound.
posted by stbalbach at 8:19 AM on November 7, 2007


I also like NPR's 'All Songs Considered' website.
posted by ericb at 8:23 AM on November 7, 2007


All that effort, and they can't even be bothered to provide the music in MP3.
posted by Malor at 8:28 AM on November 7, 2007


Project Song looks interesting. This one has Stephin Merritt writing a song in two days on camera (more interesting than it sounds). Is this something All Songs Considered has been doing for awhile and I missed it?
posted by sleepy pete at 8:32 AM on November 7, 2007


Sounded great, but no KCRW! Bummer!
posted by 6:1 at 8:46 AM on November 7, 2007


All that effort, and they can't even be bothered to provide the music in MP3.

"I want an Oompla-Loompla now!"
posted by kirkaracha at 8:56 AM on November 7, 2007 [3 favorites]


This is a great site! I'm listening to Benjamin Zander and the Boston Phil play Mahler 1, and it's fantastic.

Pshaw to the haters. Great post, many thanks.
posted by LooseFilter at 9:03 AM on November 7, 2007


Looks cool but doesn't seem to work for me, the streams just say "buffering" forever.
posted by octothorpe at 9:15 AM on November 7, 2007


kirkaracha: it's a pain to use Windows Media and Real Player on anything but Windows. You can usually get most OSes to play them, but it involves effort, sometimes quite a lot of it. On most portables, you're just hosed.

MP3, on the other hand, works everywhere. OSes, players, even stereo gear will play MP3. Anything made in the last decade or so will handle it.

NPR is great, but there's some lunkhead in their IT department that's a major idiot.
posted by Malor at 9:15 AM on November 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


Isnt there some copyright preventing them to do MP3?
posted by wheelieman at 9:18 AM on November 7, 2007


Awesome, sleepy pete. I don't think you've missed anything, it looks like the All Songs Considered blog is brand new.
posted by xorry at 9:18 AM on November 7, 2007


but what if I already own the Lounge Lizards album?
still, a neat idea.
posted by Busithoth at 9:44 AM on November 7, 2007


On the one hand, after poking around NPR Music, I had to listen to some Demons and Wizards just to rid myself of that sense of Aristocratic Good Taste that's soaked in there. On the other hand, they have Carrie Brownstein blogging for them. And she's fucking awesome. So, yeah, thanks, NPR.
posted by suckerpunch at 10:15 AM on November 7, 2007


I'm confused. Where is the music from Le Show, at last?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:53 AM on November 7, 2007


just to rid myself of that sense of Aristocratic Good Taste that's soaked in there.

I recommend ignoring the classist baggage that has accrued to much of history's great music. Great music is still great, no matter if its presentation smacks of pretension (or doesn't, in this instance).

(seriously: check out the amazing Mahler 1 performance. Gold.)
posted by LooseFilter at 11:26 AM on November 7, 2007


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