Minneapolis' Gospel Machine is one of Andrea Swensson's favorite local bands right now. Sarah White/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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John Mark Nelson's "Dream Last Night" is a recent favorite at WVPB in Charleston, W.Va. Nick Fay/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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"Julia," by Toronto's Fast Romantics, was a favorite at CBC Music this month. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Atlanta rapper Raury's "Devil's Whisper" is a powerful song that flirts with gospel and folk, says World Cafe's David Dye. Faisal Mohammed/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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With his catchy songwriting and rock-star stage presence, BØRNS grabbed WNKU's attention. Nick Walker/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Other Lives settled down in Portland, Oregon to record "Reconfiguration," a song opbmusic couldn't get enough of this month. Emily Ulmer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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CBC Music can't get enough of the Canadian folk-rock duo Whitehorse. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Courtney Barnett's "Pedestrian At Best" was a favorite at WNYC in February. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The War On Drugs, seen here performing live on KEXP, supplied several of public radio's most popular songs this year. Dave Lichterman/KEXP hide caption

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Public Radio's Most Played Songs Of 2014

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Oil Boom's song "The Sneak Tip" is a KOSU favorite this month. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Son Little's new song "The River" is a favorite on WFUV. Todd Cooper/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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King Tuff's new song, "Eyes of the Muse," is a World Cafe favorite. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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