Songs We Love Handpicked by NPR Music staff and public radio hosts.
Songs We Love

Songs We Love

Handpicked by NPR Music staff and public radio hosts

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Songs We Love: Close Talker, 'Afterthought'

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"If people are saying, 'This is fresh,' I'm like, 'Well, it shouldn't be.' [Laughs.] I would've killed to hear this," Yola Carter says. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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01Fly Away

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    Fly Away
    Album
    Orphan Offering
    Artist
    Yola Carter
    Label
    Ear Trumpet Music
    Released
    2016

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Forth Wanderers' new EP, Slop, comes out Nov. 11. Grace Rossi-Conaway/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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03Nerves

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    Song
    Nerves
    Album
    Slop
    Artist
    Forth Wanderers
    Released
    2016

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Valerie June's new album, The Order Of Time, comes out Jan. 27, 2017. Danny Clinch/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Songs We Love: Valerie June, 'Astral Plane'

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Saba's new album, Bucket List Project, comes out Oct. 27. Bryan Allen Lamb/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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01Church Liquor Store (feat. Noname)

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    Church Liquor Store (feat. Noname)
    Album
    Bucket List Project
    Artist
    Saba
    Label
    Saba Pivot LLC
    Released
    2016

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02Luv is Dumb

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    Song
    Luv is Dumb
    Album
    Adult Teen
    Artist
    Lisa Prank
    Label
    Father/Daughter Records
    Released
    1969

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Dark Blue's new album, Start of the World, comes out Nov. 4. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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06Start of the World

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    Start of the World
    Album
    Start of the World
    Artist
    Dark Blue
    Label
    12XU
    Released
    2016

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Mick Jenkins' new album, The Healing Component, is out now. Bryan Allen Lamb/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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14Angles (feat. Noname & Xavier Omär)

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    Song
    Angles (feat. Noname & Xavier Omär)
    Album
    The Healing Component
    Artist
    Mick Jenkins
    Label
    Cinematic
    Released
    1969

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Michael Chapman's new album, 50, was produced by Steve Gunn (left). Nathan Bowles (second from right) and Jimy SeiTang (right) also play on the album. Constance Mensh/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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01That Time Of Night

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    Song
    That Time Of Night
    Album
    50
    Artist
    Michael Chapman
    Label
    Paradise of Bachelors
    Released
    2017

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Priests' Nothing Feels Natural comes out Jan. 27, 2017. Audrey Melton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Songs We Love: Priests, 'JJ'

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Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms' new album, Innocent Road, is out now. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Songs We Love: Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms, 'There Goes My Love'

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02Two Fish and an Elephant

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    Song
    Two Fish and an Elephant
    Album
    The Universe Smiles Upon You [LP]
    Artist
    Khruangbin
    Label
    LateNightTales
    Released
    2015

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gobbinjr's new album vom night, a split with illustrator Sophia Foster-Dimino, comes out Nov. 4. Andrew Piccone/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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01manatee

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