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All Songs Considered

Poll Results: Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums Of 2015

You voted! We counted! Here are the results of our 2015 Listener Poll for the year's best albums.

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All Songs Considered

New Mix: JR JR, Thunderbitch, Chris Walla, More

This week's show is split much like some of our favorite records: The A-side is loud and fast. The B-side is slow and quiet.

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Music Reviews

'Sound & Color' A Bold Leap Forward For Alabama Shakes

On their new album, the band's backing musicians match the intensity of lead singer Brittany Howard.

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Music Interviews

Alabama Shakes, On Not Keeping Things Safe

"I like all kinds of music, and nobody ever told me you gotta pick one, so I never did," lead singer and guitarist Brittany Howard says.

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