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New Hot's 15 most anticipated albums of 2014


Now that the year-end lists have finally settled, it's time to build up anticipation for what's to come, so The Current's Music Director and New Hot host, David Safar, has put together a list of the most anticipated albums of 2014. Some records come from familiar artists with definite release dates, some have only have European or Australian releases and some may have been released in late 2013 but are just about to make their big splash in the new year.

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On The Ball with Mark Wheat: Not Spurning Spurs


We start by remembering Portugese great Eusebio, who passed away this weekend. Then, Fred Child, host of 'Performance Today', talks about how he became a Spurs fan and why he keeps a bright outlook for the team despite Saturday's FA Cup result. Plus, a music pick for American goalkeeper Kasey Keller, who enjoyed a good career at Spurs.

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“High Hopes”: How’s the new Bruce Springsteen album?


[Update: Since its official release, High Hopes is no longer streaming at the link below; you can hear it on Spotify and elsewhere.] The fact that Bruce Springsteen’s new album is a polished patchwork of old songs—outtakes, covers, studio recordings of songs that have been performed live, and one reworking of a cut from a studio album (“The…

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Minnesota musicians react to the cold


It’s cold outside, as you might have noticed. Astronautalis was among the many Minnesotans who boiled water and threw it into the subzero air to watch the frighteningly pretty results. Other Minnesota musicians settled for screenshots, selfies, and wry comments. Here’s a sampling of the reactions, which we’ll be updating throughout the day. Be careful…

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9:30 Coffee Break: Iced Coffee Break


How about an Iced Coffee Break? Suggest songs for the frigid weather all across the country today. What songs about today's weather (cold, frigid, icy, etc) should we play?

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Overcoats leap into The Current studio with new music

Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell of Overcoats, portrait at The Current

The New York band anchored by duo Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell visited The Current for a session featured on New Hot. Elion and Mitchell spoke to host Jade about their evolution as artists and about what they're looking forward to next.

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Coffee Break: Surprise album drops

Beyonce performs at Coachella, April 2018.

Today in 2013, Beyonce's self-titled album was released with no advance notice, sending radio stations scrambling to get the songs on the air and generating lots of free publicity. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that were from surprise album drops?

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