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Tell us your top five albums released in 2017. We'll share the results in an upcoming episode of All Songs Considered.

The Big Tiny Desk Holiday Special


NPR Music's Bob Boilen and Stephen Thompson look back at some of their favorite holiday performances at the Tiny Desk.

Watch Bon Iver's Justin Vernon Perform At NPR Music's 10th Anniversary


Justin Vernon of Bon Iver performed an intimate set featuring "Heavenly Father" and a cover of Leon Russell's "A Song For You."

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Songs We Love: G Perico, 'Everybody'

2 Tha Left completes the bumpin' trifecta of the South Central LA rapper's year.

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Not My Job: Method Man Gets Quizzed On Method Acting

The TV host and founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan answers questions about the dramatic technique of becoming the character one plays.


All Songs Considered: The Year In Music 2017

Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson join hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton to look back at the highlights of 2017 in music, from the women's march on Washington to Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. and more.


Lil Peep, A Rising Emo-Rapper, Has Died At 21

The New York musician became a star on Soundcloud and was poised to break into the mainstream. He died on Nov. 15, shortly before a scheduled performance in Tucson, Ariz.


After Assault Allegations, Classical Institutions Rush To Distance From James Levine

The conductor, trailed by "scurrilous rumors" for years, has now been publicly accused by four former proteges of sexual assault when they were either teenagers or young adults.


Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, Migos And Hover Cars Converge In 'Motorsport' Video

The "MotorSport" video finds the Migos trio, Cardi B and Nicki Minaj in a far-away future filled with neon green energy drinks and some ridiculously long pink braids.


Festivo Alt.Latino: Gaby Moreno In Concert

Moreno never loses sight of the emotion in the holiday classics she performs at Austin's KUT.


Meek Mill's Legal Team, Denied At Every Turn, Presses Ahead

As the Philadelphia rapper remains behind bars, Meek Mill's legal team tells NPR they will continue to fight for his freedom, despite a growing list of rejections.


Perceived As Prophetic Of A Bloodless Coup, Zimbabwean Artist's Profile Rises

One of the country's musicians has benefited dramatically from the country's political upheaval, due to an album some see as presaging its recent change in president.


In 'Break Up Holiday,' Dude York Prepares To See An Ex At A Christmas Party

In the first song on its holiday album, Halftime For The Holidays, the Seattle pop-punk band debates buying an ex a present, drinks too much punch and can't just walk away.