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The 80 Best Albums of 2015

Travel back five years ago when the release calendar was rife with stellar albums. 2015 offered such an embarrassment of musical riches, that we selected 80 albums as best of the year.

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The 60 Best Songs of 2018

The year in song reflected the state of the world around us. Here are the 60 songs that spoke to us this year.

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NPR Music Host Bob Boilen on the Songs That Impacted Musician's Lives

The radio personality collected artist interviews about their life-changing songs in a new book. He discussed it here with PopMatters.

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Watch Leon Bridges Sweet Homecoming in 'This Is Home' Short Documentary

Director Danny Clinch's short doc about Leon Bridges showcases calmer moments of the talented young soul singer's breakthrough year.

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Leon Bridges - "River" (Singles Going Steady)

Leon Bridges resurrects the past in a language both refined and timeless.

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The Best New / Emerging Artists of 2015

There was no shortage of new and exciting music in 2015. From the rise of a major new jazz talent challenging boundaries to ever more experimental R&B, this crop of artists gave us a lot of great music this year.

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Singer Leon Bridges Goes From Dishwashing to Soul Mining

“Having all the tags of retro soul, it’s almost made me question myself and what I do,” Leon Bridges says.

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15 Must-Know Artists from SXSW 2015

Amidst the many artists that flooded SWSX this year, these 15 new and rising talents stand out amidst the fray.

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South By Southwest Music Festival 2015: Thursday

UK hip-hop (Little Simz) and powerful singer/songwriter acts (James Vincent McMorrow) highlight South by Southwest's Thursday showcases.


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