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Read 5 Artists You Should Have Known In 2010 KEXP

December 2, 2010 – KEXP's Kevin Cole shines a light on five great records that came out of nowhere in the past year. KEXP

Read Best Music Of 2010: The Complete List

December 1, 2010 – Use this master list to browse NPR Music's picks for the best albums of the year.

Best Classical 2010

Read Top 10 Classical Albums Of 2010

December 1, 2010 – Hear 10 of the year's best, chosen by Tom Huizenga at NPR's classical blog, Deceptive Cadence.

Best Latin Alternative Music Of 2010

Read Top 10 Latin Alternative Albums Of 2010

December 1, 2010 – It was a year of great new musical releases from around the Latin world. Here are our 10 favorites.

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Read Top 10 Jazz Albums Of 2010

December 1, 2010 – Hear songs from the year's top records, chosen by Patrick Jarenwattananon of NPR's A Blog Supreme.

Vote For The Year's Best Music

Read Vote For The Best Music Of 2010

December 1, 2010 – Tell us your picks for the best albums of 2010.  We'll post the results on Dec. 14.

Read 50 Favorites: S-W

December 1, 2010 – The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Sufjan Stevens and more artists from S to Z.

Read 50 Favorites: M-R

December 1, 2010 – The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Janelle Monae and more artists from M to R.

Read 50 Favorites: H-L

December 1, 2010 – The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Jonsi and more artists from H to L.

Read 50 Favorites: C-G

December 1, 2010 – The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Flying Lotus and more artists from C to G.

Read 50 Favorites: A-B

December 1, 2010 – The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Arcade Fire and more artists from A to B.

Artists We Missed

Listen The Albums We Missed In 2010

November 30, 2010 – Hear a diverse assortment of the amazing music we missed when it first came out in 2010.

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The Best Music Of 2010

Our Complete Year-End Coverage

Explore our lists of the best rock, jazz, classical and undiscovered music of the year and hear a mix of our favorite songs of 2010.

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Best Music Of 2010

Download a diverse and remarkable mix of 2010's best new music, handpicked by NPR Music.

Download The Best New Music Of 2010

Download a diverse and remarkable mix of 2010's best new music, handpicked by NPR Music.

Sometimes year-end Best Music lists make themselves. And sometimes the fight eliminates contenders.

Year-End List-Making Is A Battlefield

Sometimes year-end Best Music lists make themselves. And sometimes the fight eliminates contenders.

NPR Music's Sami Yenigun presents the five best dance floor moments of 2010.

The 5 Deadliest Drops Of 2010

NPR Music's Sami Yenigun presents the five best dance floor moments of 2010.

This isn't just another year-end list -- it's the redemption of NPR Music interns' musical taste.

Intern Uprising: The Songs Of 2010 Our Bosses Missed

This isn't just another year-end list -- it's the redemption of NPR Music interns' musical taste.

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