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Heavy Rotation: Public Radio's Songs Of 2013

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British songwriter Laura Mvula was a favorite on public radio stations around the country. Larry Hirshowitz/KCRW hide caption

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British songwriter Laura Mvula was a favorite on public radio stations around the country.

British songwriter Laura Mvula was a favorite on public radio stations around the country.

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Our friends in the public radio system are some of the most open-minded listeners we know. Each month, our Heavy Rotation series brings you free downloads of what our fellow programmers and producers are experiencing on repeat.

Heavy Rotation: Public Radio's Songs Of 2013

To celebrate the best music of 2013, we've created a continuous playlist of songs compiled from Top 10s from around the country. Sample rock from KEXP in Seattle and World Cafe, jazz from New Jersey's WBGO and avant-garde classical music from New York's Q2, among others. Whether it's electronic music, country or a string quartet, you're sure to hear something you haven't heard before — which in turn ought to help you discover even more music in 2014.

Heavy Rotation is a monthly sampler of public radio hosts' favorite songs. Check out past editions here.

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Best Music Of 2013