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Alt. Latino Reflects On The Best Music Of 2020 (So Far)

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Alt.Latino's Favorites Of The Year (So Far) Reflect Our Times

Alt.Latino's Favorites Of The Year (So Far) Reflect Our Times

Alt. Latino Reflects On The Best Music Of 2020 (So Far)

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Colombian vocalist Lido Pimienta released one of our favorite albums of the year so far. Daniella Murillo/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Colombian vocalist Lido Pimienta released one of our favorite albums of the year so far.

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It's time for our annual look back at the first six months of the year in music to see what has made the biggest impression so far.

But the first half of 2020 has been like no other.

There were stretches of time when talking about personal favorites felt frivolous, but we also found that music of all kinds has helped millions of people cope with this year's challenges.

So while we will look back on this episode, it will be through a lens of healing and inspiring change.

These are indeed very dramatic times, so my friend Stefanie Fernández joined the podcast again to offer insight that connects the dots between cultural expression and social commentary.

La Doña, "Quién Me La Paga"

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María José Llergo, "Me Miras Pero No Me Ves"

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ChocQuibTown, "Humano"

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Lido Pimienta, "Quiero Que Me Salves"

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Chucky73 x Fetti031, "Dili"

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Mala Rodríguez, "Aguante"

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Bad Bunny x Jowell & Randy x Ñengo Flow, "Safaera"

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Natalia Lafourcade, "Cucurrucucú Paloma"

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