Music You Should Love But Don't, Allen Toussaint, Vieux Farka Toure, More



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Are there bands and albums that you know you should love, but for whatever reason just don't? For host Bob Boilen, Green Day's latest CD, 21st Century Breakdown, includes everything he loves in an album — ambition, growth, great sonic textures — but it falls flat for him. You can decide for yourself about Green Day on this edition of All Songs Considered and tell us the band or album that you know you should love but don't, on the blog. Also on the program: the sparkling textures of Sunset Rubdown; Dark Night of the Soul, the mysterious and dark collaboration from Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse and David Lynch; R&B star Allen Toussaint performing jazz and blues; and two samples from our Exclusive First Listen series. Hear new songs from West African guitar hero Vieux Farka Toure and an album of demos from the legendary supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash.

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