Best Music Of 2013 Featured 2
Dec 17, 2013 — Discover 10 surprising, sophisticated and stellar albums released this year by artists around the globe, from electronica by way of Sudan to 1960s-style French/Brazilian cool.
Dec 18, 2013 — We asked 137 jazz journalists to pick their favorite albums that came out this year. Out of over 700 nominees, here are their collective top 50 picks, along with top finishers in the Latin jazz, vocal, debut and reissue categories.
Dec 23, 2013 — At the end of a year in which pop songs were a constant, provocative part of the national conversation, NPR Music critic Ann Powers sifts through the 100 most popular songs of the year to highlight 10 pure pop pleasures worth remembering.
Dec 31, 2013 — The major lesson of a year in which YouTube helped change the rules of the charts: When it comes to pop, past performance is no guarantee of future results. But a few artists seem likely to buck the trend.
Dec 31, 2013 — Carcass and Satan came back after 17- and 26-year absences, respectively, while vets like Manilla Road kept the young'uns on their toes. SubRosa made doom metal gorgeous and the feral Cloud Rat made grindcore fearless and fearsome in 2013.
Dec 30, 2013 — This year saw interactive videos come to the fore, but some reliable ingredients — dancing, doppelgangers and Drake — were just as key to making a great video in 2013.
Dec 27, 2013 — A look back at the year's performances in the NPR Music offices, from OK Go to a well-placed gorilla suit. Highlights include John Legend, The National, a 17-piece chamber-rock band, an operatic tenor and more.
Dec 24, 2013 — Often, great words are the secret ingredient in great songs: the emotion, the insight, the connection hidden beneath the surface. All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares the lyrics that caught his ear this year.
Dec 21, 2013 — It was a banner year for the acoustic guitar. NPR Music partner Folk Alley presents the best the genre had to offer.
Dec 20, 2013 — Each year, public radio stations across the country record thousands of studio sessions. Behold: the 10 best, including selections by Cody ChesnuTT, Dirty Projectors, Laura Mvula, The National, Patty Griffin, Savages and more.