December 22, 2012 The albums that sum up our year span genres and borders. From Astro to Wadada Leo Smith, Fiona Apple to Frank Ocean, here are 50 albums that made 2012 great.
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M.I.A. rocks out in 2012.
December 22, 2012 This is what 2012 sounded like to us. These are the songs that made us smile, cried with us, put our hands in the air and brought us back down to earth.
Stasia Irons of THEESatisfaction performs at KEXP's All Songs Considered party at The Vera Project on August 20, 2012.
December 19, 2012 It's hard to keep track of new artists these days. So we asked our colleagues around the country to recommend recent discoveries from their communities. Download 10 songs that helped put these musicians on the map in 2012.
NPR listeners picked Mumford And Sons' Babel as their favorite record for 2012.
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December 12, 2012 Thousands of votes poured in from our listeners, telling us their favorite albums for 2012. In the end, a record that didn't come out until this fall wound up in the number one spot.
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Few artists were played as much on public radio this year as the Mercury Prize winners in Alt-J.
December 5, 2012 The DJs and music directors at public radio stations have some of the best ears in the business. So we asked them to create a 24/7 channel collecting their favorite music of the year.
December 5, 2012 The list of lists. See all of NPR Music's 2012 favorites in one place.
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