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12/14/11: Best Music of 2011

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Wednesday, Bob Boilen of NPR's All Songs Considered joins us to talk about his favorite albums of 2011. You know the kind of album we're talking about. It's the one you listen to again and again from start to finish. Boilen had a hard time narrowing his picks down to ten this year because of the many new sounds and layers to explore. We'll talk about and play the music - and ask Boilen to explain why he says he can hear the end of rock and roll this year.

Bob's Top Eleven Albums of 2011 (with a track to get you started):


Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.