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Bob Boilen's Top 10 Albums Of 2016

Car Seat Headrest's <em>Teens Of Denial</em> is Bob Boilen's album of the year.
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Car Seat Headrest's Teens Of Denial is Bob Boilen's album of the year.

I'd never imagined my list of favorite albums in the 21st century to include musicians who made records in the 1960s. Now David Bowie and Leonard Cohen are gone. That said, much of the music I loved in 2016 came from artists early in their career. I imagine someone making a list in 2066 that includes a few of these on their year-end list.

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In 1988, a determined Bob Boilen started showing up on NPR's doorstep every day, looking for a way to contribute his skills in music and broadcasting to the network. His persistence paid off, and within a few weeks he was hired, on a temporary basis, to work for All Things Considered. Less than a year later, Boilen was directing the show and continued to do so for the next 18 years.