Best Music Of The Year A collection of year-end lists, essays and features.

Alice Bag had one of the best songs and albums of the year so far. Greg Velasquez/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Alt.Latino's 12 Favorite Latin Songs Of 2018 (So Far)

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NPR Music's top five albums of the year. (Clockwise from upper left) Process by Sampha, DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar, Melodrama by Lorde, Crtl by SZA and Capacity by Big Thief. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Top row, left to right: Cover art for Wilco, Kamasi Washington and Grimes; Middle row, left to right: Sufjan Stevens, Chvrches and Kendrick Lamar; Bottom row, left to right: Father John Misty, Joanna Newsom, Courtney Barnett Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Poll Results: Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums Of 2015

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Clockwise from upper left: Bjork, Torres, Kendrick Lamar, Missy Elliott, Courtney Barnett, Lin-Manuel Miranda in the Hamilton musical, Sufjan Stevens Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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All Songs Considered: The Year In Music 2015

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Clockwise from upper left: Spoon, Sharon Van Etten, St. Vincent, Future Islands, Flying Lotus. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Poll Results: Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums Of 2014

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Top row: Weezer; Middle row: Run The Jewels, Beyonce; Bottom row: St. Vincent, FKA Twigs, Beck Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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All Songs Considered: The Year In Music 2014

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