The War On Drugs, seen here performing live on KEXP, supplied several of public radio's most popular songs this year.
December 5, 2014 Listen to a 24/7 mix of this year's highlights, including hits from Hozier, St. Vincent and more.
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Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, performing at the Essence Music Festival at the Louisiana Superdome in 2008.
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July 3, 2014 As the Essence Music Festival kicks off in New Orleans, we offer a non-stop stream playlist of songs by musicians who have played the festival during its 20 year run.
Jason Derulo's "Want to Want Me" seems poised to be one of the songs of summer 2015.
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June 20, 2014 Revisiting the earworms of summers past will likely bring back sunny memories, as well as groan-inducing moments of "What was I thinking?"
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Kentucky's James Young pulls up for a shot against the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday.
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March 30, 2014 Kentucky, Wisconsin, Florida and Connecticut are great at basketball, but they also have ties to some of our favorite musicians. How many can you name?
Fans attend the second day of the Vive Latino 2013 Music Fest at the Foro Sol in Mexico City.
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March 27, 2014 Watch a video playlist featuring some of Alt.Latino's favorite artists playing Vive Latino, the biggest rock and alternative music festival in Latin America.
March 21, 2014 Welcome in the new season with these 10 vernal-themed songs from NPR Music Radio's 24/7 channel highlighting Celtic music, ThistleRadio.
March 16, 2014 If you're planning to stay up all night this St. Paddy's Day, let these 25 four-leaf clovers from NPR Music's R&B channel, I'll Take You There, set the scene.
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March 11, 2014 With music from São Paulo to Mexico City, Alt.Latino keeps the groove going in a SXAmericas DJ set of songs handpicked from the show.
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February 10, 2014 Need to set the mood today? We just added even more songs to our 24/7 channel that spans eight decades of R&B and soul, from doo-wop to today's best slow jams.
British songwriter Laura Mvula was a favorite on public radio stations around the country.
December 12, 2013 Hear public radio stations' favorite songs of the year — from jazz to indie rock to cutting-edge classical. A wide range of programmers sent NPR Music their Top 10 lists, and we gathered all the tracks into one mighty stream.
Marvin Gaye walks ahead of his Rolls Royce in Notting Hill, London, in 1976.
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November 20, 2013 Fifteen years before the first East London warehouse party, young Brits congregated in dancehalls and partied all night to rare American R&B music.
Members of Suede in 1993, left to right: Simon Gilbert, Bernard Butler, Brett Anderson, Matt Osman.
September 8, 2013 The phenomenon known as Britpop took shape in 1993 after the success of Suede's self-titled debut album. Twenty years later, we look back at the era's best songs and speak with musicians who witnessed it firsthand.
Bay Area rapper Antwon.
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August 30, 2013 We let some Bay Area teens take over an NPR Music Radio channel. Hear songs from your (soon-to-be) favorite hip-hop and beats-based artists in our latest mix.
The Freedom Singers make several appearances in our mix of songs inspired by the civil rights movement — a collection that ranges from 1963 to the present day.
July 9, 2013 The songs of the civil rights era are as varied as the people who have marched in the movement. We look back over five decades of passionate, engaged music-making — from singers in the struggle to young artists celebrating their political and musical heroes.
Marvin Sapp performs at the How Sweet the Sound national gospel competition September 29 ,2008 in Chicago, Illinois.
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March 28, 2013 With Easter upon us, Cecilia Webb — host of Train to Glory on KUNM in Albuquerque, N.M. — takes us on a tour of the contemporary gospel music scene. For a limited time, listen to a continuous mix that touches on all corners of her collection.
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