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

Portrait in New York, in Lead Belly's final days, 1948-49 Dr Richard S. Blacher hide caption

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01I'm So Glad, I Done Got Over

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Theo Parrish's new album, American Intelligence, is due out in early December. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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14Be In Yo Self

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01The Same Road

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02Lay-by

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02Head Games

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    Song
    Head Games
    Album
    Off The Course
    Artist
    Lost Midas
    Released
    1969

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Damien Rice's new album is a favorite on KCRW in Los Angeles. Lilja Birgisdottir/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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02It Takes A Lot To Know A Man

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    Song
    It Takes A Lot To Know A Man
    Album
    My Favourite Faded Fantasy
    Artist
    Damien Rice
    Label
    Warner Bros.
    Released
    2014

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Adelyn Rose is Jaime Hansen, Dave Power, Addie Strei, Leo Strei and Hannah Hebl. Jesse Johnson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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01Perhaps

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For No One

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03Eye Makeup

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    Eye Makeup
    Album
    88 92
    Artist
    Wild Moccasins
    Label
    New West
    Released
    2014

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José González returns with his first new solo album in seven years. Vestiges And Claws is due out Feb. 17. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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06Every Age

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Chaz Bundick, known for his work as Toro Y Moi, assumes the name Les Sins for his latest, dance beat project. Angel Ceballos hide caption

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01Talk About

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    Song
    Talk About
    Album
    Michael
    Artist
    Les Sins
    Label
    Company Records
    Released
    2014

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01On The Regular

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    On The Regular
    Album
    On The Regular
    Artist
    Shamir
    Label
    XL
    Released
    2014

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Wade Bowen's song "Long Enough To Be A Memory" is a favorite of NPR music critic Ann Powers. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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08Long Enough To Be A Memory

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    Long Enough To Be A Memory
    Album
    Wade Bowen
    Artist
    Wade Bowen
    Label
    Amp Records
    Released
    2014

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