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Alt.Latino Picks The Best Of 2016 (So Far)

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Alt.Latino Picks The Best Of 2016 (So Far)

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Carrie Rodriguez's Lola is one of Alt.Latino's favorite albums of the year so far. Sarah Wilson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Carrie Rodriguez's Lola is one of Alt.Latino's favorite albums of the year so far.

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Is it almost July already?

We're halfway through the year, and we've already heard so much great music. So have our NPR Music colleagues, with whom we've presented our picks for The Best Of The Year (So Far) across all genres.

There's so much music and so little time, and it's always hard doing these kinds of lists, so do yourself a favor and consider this a jumping-off point. We're sure you'll like what you hear this week, and hopefully it'll lead you to even more discoveries. Enjoy!

Hear The Songs

Cover for Axel Tosca

Axel Tosca

  • Song: Fulani In Love
  • from Axel Tosca
YouTube
Cover for Por Vida

Kali Uchis

  • Song: Sabor a mi
  • from Por Vida
YouTube
Cover for Tocororo

Alfredo Rodriguez feat. Ibeyi

  • Song: Sabanas Blancas
  • from Tocororo
YouTube
Cover for Woman Is A Word

Empress Of

  • Song: Woman Is A Word
  • from Woman Is A Word
YouTube
Cover for Magnetismo

La Yegros

  • Song: Sueñitos
  • from Magnetismo
YouTube

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Song
Magnetismo
Album
Magnetismo
Artist
La Yegros
Label
Soundway
Released
2016

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iLe

  • Song: Triángulo
  • from ilevitable
YouTube

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Song
ilevitable
Album
ilevitable
Artist
iLe
Label
Sony Music Latin
Released
2016

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Xenia Rubinos

  • Song: Mexican Chef
  • from Black Terry Cat
YouTube

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Song
Black Terry Cat
Album
Black Terry Cat
Artist
Xenia Rubinos
Label
Epitaph
Released
2016

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Gustavo Assis-Brasil

  • Song: Gee
  • from Chromatic Dialogues
YouTube

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Song
Chromatic Dialogues
Album
Chromatic Dialogues
Artist
Gustavo Assis-Brasil

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Carrie Rodriguez

  • Song: I Dreamed I Was Lola Beltrán
  • from Lola
YouTube

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Song
Lola
Album
Lola
Artist
Carrie Rodriguez
Label
Luz Records
Released
2016

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