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

Opeth's new album, Sorceress, comes out Sept. 30. Stuart Wood/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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08Strange Brew

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    Strange Brew
    Album
    Sorceress
    Artist
    Opeth
    Label
    Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment
    Released
    2016

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"Some of these songs didn't belong on a first record, but it doesn't mean they're not good songs," says Gillian Welch. John Patrick Salisbury/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Songs We Love: Gillian Welch, 'Dry Town (Demo)'

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Empire of the Sun's new album, Two Vines, comes out Oct. 28. Jen Campbell/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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11To Her Door

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    Song
    To Her Door
    Album
    Two Vines
    Artist
    Empire of the Sun
    Label
    Astralwerks
    Released
    2016

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Sammus's new album, Pieces In Space, comes out Oct. 28. Zoloo Brown/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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06Weirdo (Feat. Homeboy Sandman)

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    Weirdo (Feat. Homeboy Sandman)
    Album
    Pieces In Space
    Artist
    Sammus
    Label
    Don Giovanni
    Released
    2016

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01Junior Spirit

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On his new album, pianist Pavel Kolesnikov arranges Chopin's Mazurkas like a mixtape. Colin Way/Hyperion Records hide caption

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09Mazurka, in A Minor, Op. 17, No. 4

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    Mazurka, in A Minor, Op. 17, No. 4
    Album
    Chopin: Mazurkas
    Artist
    Pavel Kolesnikov
    Released
    2016

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07Building a Beginning

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    Song
    Building a Beginning
    Album
    Building a Beginning
    Artist
    Jamie Lidell
    Label
    Jajulin Records
    Released
    2016

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Marching Church's new album, Telling It Like It Is, comes out Oct. 28. Elizabeth Peyton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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05Lion's Den

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    Song
    Lion's Den
    Album
    Telling It Like It Is
    Artist
    Marching Church
    Released
    1969

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"We're making our own kind of anti-status symbol, in our own language that's kind of subliminal," Kim Gordon says. Jamie Brisick/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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01Labyrinth

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    Song
    Labyrinth
    Album
    Labyrinth
    Artist
    Tuff City Kids
    Released
    1969

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Mannequin Pussy, 'Romantic'

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