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We asked our panel of public radio writers one question: What is your <em>favorite</em> album of 2019 so far? There were so many ways to answer.

We asked our panel of public radio writers one question: What is your <em>favorite</em> album of 2019 so far? There were so many ways to answer.

We asked our panel of public radio writers one question: What is your <em>favorite</em> album of 2019 so far? There were so many ways to answer.

On this week's <em>All Songs Considered </em>we explore the city that gave us the noise of Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana and the introspection of Fleet Foxes and Death Cab For Cutie.

Augustin Hadelich dazzles in an album of odd bedfellows, which pairs Johannes Brahms' romantic war horse with György Ligeti's modernist stunner.

Though it serves as a partial reflection on his relationship with Jenny Lewis, there's more to Rice's latest album.

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Tasha Cobbs Leonard is widely regarded as one of the best gospel singers performing today. Her set at the Tiny Desk moved many at the NPR offices to tears.

Researchers say teaching seals to copy melodies might help inform speech therapy for humans.

The Louisiana native became a mentor to Fats Domino, transitioning from well-regarded horn player to producer and arranger of some of rock and roll's bedrock artists.

The Grammy-nominated rock supergroup The Raconteurs are back after 11 years. Jack White and Brendan Benson talk about the band's latest album <em>Help Us, Stranger.</em>

A group of bands, artists and estates — including the estates of Tupac Shakur and Tom Petty as well as Hole, Soundgarden and Steve Earle — are suing the world's biggest record company for damages.

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