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Kacey Musgraves had one of country music's biggest albums of 2018, but it came only after she shrugged off any lingering obligation to pursue radio airplay. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Stagecoach hide caption

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Mary Halvorson's volatile and cagey album Code Girl is her first set full of songs with lyrics, both a departure from and extension of her earlier work and one of Nate Chinen's favorite albums of 2018. Ross Mantle for NPR hide caption

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Childish Gambino (left) performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival. Rosalía speaks onstage during the 19th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. Janelle Monae performs in Los Angeles in June and Kacey Musgraves performs at the 2018 Stagecoach Festival in April. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia; David Becker/Getty Images for LARAS; Kevin Winter/Getty Images; Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Stagecoach hide caption

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All Songs Considered: The Year In Music 2018

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Kacey Musgraves performing live at WXPN's Free At Noon Concert, recorded live for this session. Senia Lopez/WXPN hide caption

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Kacey Musgraves on World Cafe

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Road-Testing The Songs Of Summer

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Roséwave defies easy definition; it's meant to be felt, not understood. Samantha Clark & Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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Roséwave: This Summer, Think Pink

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World Cafe Nashville: Brothers Osborne

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Kacey Musgraves' Golden Hour mixes her country-pop sound with disco and house. Kelly Christine Sutton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kacey Musgraves On Trusting Emotion At The 'Golden Hour' Of Her Life

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Hayley Kiyoko's debut album Expectations is out now on Atlantic. Amanda Charchian/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: March 30

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