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Quinn Christopherson, 'Celine'

Monday, August 08, 2022

Rather than a tribute to the beloved Canadian diva, "Celine" is actually a touching ode to Quinn Christopherson's mother.

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Palm, 'Feathers'

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Palm's inventive art rock is dizzying, unpredictable and, especially in its live incarnation, occasionally transcendent – in the band's best moments, it makes discordance sound sublime.

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Krill, 'Solitaire'

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

The beloved Boston indie-rock band has remastered Alam No Hris for a 10-year anniversary reissue. "Solitaire," a fan favorite, is song about malaise feel nearly anthemic.

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Sour Widows, 'Witness'

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

A song about a monumental loss, "Witness" starts off languid and pensive before the desperation ratchets up, its beautifully tangled guitars turning menacing.

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7 more Kate Bush songs that deserve the 'Stranger Things' treatment

Saturday, June 11, 2022

NPR Music staffers convene to offer up the Kate Bush tracks we think deserve a powerful, paradigm-shifting sync in a television show or movie.

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Alex G, 'Blessing'

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Delightfully weird, minimalist and dark, Alex G's got a knack for making good fortune sound dangerous.

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Ada Lea: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

In her Tiny Desk (home) concert, Ada Lea performs four sharply detailed and dreamy songs.

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Rina Sawayama, 'This Hell'

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Rina Sawayama packs a Shania Twain reference, an over-the-top guitar solo, a rebuke of paparazzi callousness and a kiss-off into the space of a glammy, country-pop inspired banger.

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When it feels like the world's ending, Sharon Van Etten still cares

Friday, May 06, 2022

On her new album, We've Been Going About This All Wrong, Van Etten turns her steady gaze towards the wreckage of the last few years and still finds a way to prioritize compassion.

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The Linda Lindas: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Monday, April 11, 2022

After going viral just a year ago, the teen punk band returns to "blow the roof off" the library.

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Duster, 'Retrograde'

Friday, April 01, 2022

Listening to Duster is like watching a star explode in slow motion. The indie-rock band surprise-released its new album, Together, today.

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Bartees Strange, 'Heavy Heart'

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

With urgent drums, layers of guitar riffs and celebratory horns, "Heavy Heart" is a testament to Bartees' ability to build an intricate and expansive song that doesn't sacrifice its emotional core.

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Books we love: NPR's top picks for 2021 memoirs

Saturday, December 18, 2021

From NPR's yearly reading list, Books We Love, we hear suggestions for four memoirs that are well worth your time.

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Marissa Lorusso

Thursday, December 16, 2021

The NPR Music editor shares her favorite albums and songs of 2021.

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Yoko Ono's 'Plastic Ono Band' Made Me Rethink What It Means To Be An Expert

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

What does it take to really know a record? To overcome feeling alienated by a challenging album, it sometimes takes abandoning preconceived ideas of expertise and looking for something more personal.

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Camp Cope, 'Blue'

Monday, November 08, 2021

A quieter moment that's just as powerful as Camp Cope's punk bombast.

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Anjimile, 'Stranger'

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Marking the Boston singer-songwriter's first release since 2020's Giver Taker, "Stranger" finds Anjimile resuming his quest for self-truth.

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Land of Talk, 'Moment Feed'

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Elizabeth Powell says the propulsive track from Land of Talk's forthcoming EP was meant to "warm up the room in all senses."

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Mitski, 'Working for the Knife'

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Mitski's most compelling songs are about the grueling work of chasing your dreams; her new track is a powerful entry into that canon.

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NoSo, 'Suburbia'

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The latest song from the former Tiny Desk Contest entrant is about the indignities and joys of growing up in the suburbs.

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