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Former PM Edward Seaga Heralds Jamaica's Music

December 27, 2012 – Former prime minister Edward Seaga talks about 50 years of Jamaica's politics and music.

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Natalia Lafourcade.

Listen Lo Que Mas Les Gustó: Listeners Pick The Best Music Of 2012

December 27, 2012 – Last week, Alt.Latino's hosts shared their favorite music of 2012. Now, it's the audience's turn.

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An image provided by Spotify shows music artwork displayed on its mobile app.  Spotify began offering a free radio service for mobile devices in the U.S. in June. Before that, customers had to pay $10 per month to use its mobile app.

Read Music-Streaming Services Hunt For Paying Customers

December 27, 2012 – Pandora and Spotify have found it slow going as they wait for listening habits to shift.

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Rye Rye.

Watch Rye Rye Just Wants To Be 'Young And Playful'

December 27, 2012 – Rye Rye's debut album was all set to be released in 2009, but then her life got in the way.

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The Killers perform on the season finale of NBC's The Voice last week.

Watch The Killers Return, Guitar-Rock Holdouts In A Pop World

December 26, 2012 – One of few stadium-rock acts left on the radio, the band emerged from a five-year hiatus this fall.

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John Mayer.

Read John Mayer On World Cafe WXPN

December 26, 2012 – Mayer reflects on his personal history and public image, and also plays songs from his new album. WXPN

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Bonnie Raitt's new album is titled Slipstream.

Read Bonnie Raitt On World Cafe WXPN

December 26, 2012 – Hear the blues-rock legend play soul- and rock-infused blues songs from her new album, Slipstream. WXPN

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Matraca Berg.

Listen Matraca Berg On Mountain Stage

December 26, 2012 – Hear the award-winning country songwriter and singer perform her second set from the Mountain Stage.

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Catherine Russell.

Read Catherine Russell: The Fresh Air In-Studio Concert

December 26, 2012 – The standards singer performs several tracks from her solo album, Strictly Romancin'.

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Read Double Take 'Toons: 2012: Scruggs and Summer

December 26, 2012 – Music lost many artists this year, such as Earl Scruggs and Donna Summer.

Clockwise from upper left: Low, FaltyDL, Jose James, Ileana Cabra, Earl Sweatshirt

Read 2013 Winter Music Preview

December 26, 2012 – Hear some of the music we're looking forward to in 2013, including records from Low and Josh Ritter.

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Vic Flick's Riff Captures The Sound Of James Bond

December 26, 2012 – In 1962, Flick was a studio guitarist who was asked to give the James Bond theme more of a punch.

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Ellie Goulding

Read Top 10 Top 40 Of 2012

December 26, 2012 – Ann Powers picks her favorite chart-topping, radio-dominating songs of 2012.

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Perfume Genius.

Watch Perfume Genius: A 'Creepy, Beautiful Mix'

December 26, 2012 – The songwriter covers unsettling topics, like suicide and his mother's experience with sexual abuse.

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The stars of 2012, online and on air (from left): Nate Ruess of fun., Gotye, Carly Rae Jepsen and Psy.

Read The Year In Pop Charts: Return Of The Monoculture

December 25, 2012 – Two things make for great years in pop: variety and shared pleasure. 2012 had both.

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