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Top row: Audience members rate the music during our All Songs Considered listening party. Bottom row, left to right: Susan Rogers, Bob Boilen, Amelia Mason, James Reed, Stephen Thompson. NPR hide caption

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Why We Like Falsetto, Why Melodies Matter And Other Musical Wonders

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Other Lives settled down in Portland, Oregon to record "Reconfiguration," a song opbmusic couldn't get enough of this month. Emily Ulmer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

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Donny Osmond On World Cafe

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"It feels alive and it feels electric and it feels like it has color," Chad Clark says of Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are. Jon Pack/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'It Crackles With Life': Beauty Pill Returns

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Chad Clark of Beauty Pill wrote "Steven and Tiwonge" around how the two characters viewed a single object of affection. Morgan Klein/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Beauty Pill's 'Steven and Tiwonge' Is And Isn't A Protest Song

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For more than 10 years, the French musician Colleen was strictly instrumental. For her new album, Captain of None, she added her voice. Iker Spozio/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Colleen: For The First Time, A Hypnotic Composer Sings

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