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Dessa's new album, Chime, comes out Feb. 23. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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It's Never Too Early To Celebrate The Music Of 2018

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Sturgill Simpson, seen performing at the 2017 Grammys, is one of the featured artists in Oxford American's Southern music issue about Kentucky. Christopher Polk/Getty Images hide caption

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'Oxford American' Takes On The Sounds Of Contemporary Kentucky

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Clockwise from upper left: Rata Negra, Chuck Johnson, Chepang, Circuit Des Yeux. Miguel Martin Vargas, Andrew Paynter, Aaron Nichols, Michael Vallera hide caption

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Viking's Choice: The Year In Cathartic Screams And Meditative Drones

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Far from his down-and-out days on Skid Row, Ben Shirley is currently a student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Mark Hayes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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From Skid Row To The San Francisco Conservatory Of Music

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Priscilla Presley On World Cafe

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Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real appear inside the World Cafe Performance Studio. Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real On World Cafe

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Katie Alice Greer of Washington, D.C.'s Priests. The band released its full-length debut, Nothing Feels Natural, in the early weeks of 2017. Katie Alice Greer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Lorde, SZA, The National, St. Vincent Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Poll Results: All Songs Considered Listeners' 100 Favorite Albums Of 2017

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Michael McDonald On World Cafe

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