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June 25, 2012 The NPR Music team presents its 25 favorite albums from the first half of 2012. Highlights include records by rockers Jack White and Sharon Van Etten, pianists Jeremy Denk and Vijay Iyer and debuts from Alabama Shakes and Exitmusic.
June 20, 2012 See how listeners voted in our mid-year poll for the year's best albums (so far).
This mix is best enjoyed in warm weather, near a large body of water, with your old school boombox turned up to 11.
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June 12, 2012 Hear our 50 favorite ecstatic, joyful, surprising and swooning songs of the last six months.
Clockwise from upper left: Kishi Bashi, Simone White, Bobby Womack, Aleksa Palladino of Exitmusic, Sinead O'Connor.
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June 12, 2012 This week on All Songs Considered, Bob and Robin are joined by NPR Music's Stephen Thompson and Ann Powers to discuss their favorite surprises, artists, albums and songs from the first half of 2012.
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June 12, 2012 It's time again to vote for your favorite records of the year (so far).
June 13, 2012 The NPR Classical team discusses and spins a variety of favorite new discs and downloads.
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Lido Pimienta's "A Quien Amas En Realidad Es A Mi" made our best of the year list.
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June 13, 2012 We're only half way through the year and it's already been a year of musical surprises. A rising Chilean MC took on politics, a Venezuelan rap group released an amazing mix tape, and a young Mexican singer moved into bolero icon territory. We recap our favorite artists and musicians of 2012 so far.
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