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opbmusic Best of 2017: Albums


From folk rock to future hip hop, here are the albums we loved in 2017 (with listening links!).

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This Is The Kit: Tiny Desk Concert

Effortless storytelling is at the heart of This Is The Kit. And the stories the band's only permanent member, Kate Stables, weaves are profound but sweet with a tone that quietly reels you in.

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opbmusic Best Of 2017: Albums

From folk rock to future hip hop, here are the albums we loved in 2017 (with listening links!).

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Win Tickets to Fruition at the Crystal Ballroom on New Year's Eve

The popular Portland roots band will play 2 nights at the Crystal Ballroom, December 30th and 31st - New Year's Eve! Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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Nick Delffs Live At OPB

The Boise-based songwriter has been a longtime fixture in Northwest music. His new album, "Redesign," is about reinventing yourself from the inside out.

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Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile: Tiny Desk Concert

The two singers, songwriters and guitarists bring out the adolescence in each other, poking jabs, goofing around and having fun at the Tiny Desk.

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Song Premiere: Jenny Don't and the Spurs - 'Santa Please Bring Him Home'

It's a new holiday song with a classic country sound to add to your wintertime playlist.

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King Krule: Tiny Desk Concert

King Krule, the musical project of English singer, songwriter and rapper, Archy Marshall, brings its twisted, woozy tones to the Tiny Desk.

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: L.A. Salami, Ty Segall, Brandi Carlile

Listen to three new songs we're featuring on the opbmusic broadcast this week.

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Alvvays Chat About New Album, Harrassment On The Road

The band talk about their critically acclaimed sophomore release, their love of Nova Scotian rock, and a recent incident of sexual harassment on the road.

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Come To opbmusic's Session With Typhoon

The Portland collective plays from their upcoming release, "Offerings," at our studio Dec. 15. RSVP to get free tickets.

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Christian Scott's 'Stretch Music' Is Unmistakably His

The New Orleans-born artist calls his work "stretch music" rather than jazz, but his ability to draw together disparate musical traditions connects him to one of jazz's greatest players, Miles Davis.

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Moses Sumney: Tiny Desk Concert

The Los-Angeles-based force of nature, one of the most inspired talents of today, shows off a spontaneous side at (and around) the Tiny Desk.

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Video Premiere: Mo Troper - 'Your Brand'

Watch the new video from the Portland power pop musician. His album, "Exposure & Response," is out now.

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Phoebe Bridgers: Tiny Desk Concert

Her songs come laden with finely detailed observations about hypnotherapy, Jeffrey Dahmer and everything in between. They receive a languid, impeccably-phrased performance at the Tiny Desk.

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Long Play: The National - 'Boxer'

The Brooklyn, NY rock band play in Portland on Monday, Nov. 27. We're celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their breakout record by playing from it all day throughout the opbmusic broadcast.

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First Listen: Wilco, 'Being There: Deluxe Edition' (Bonus Disc)

A collection of outtakes, alternates and demos from 1996 captures the point where one of America's great underdog bands began to come into its own.

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The National's 2007 opbmusic Session

The band's masterful 2007 recording "Boxer" has aged as one of the decade's best albums: atmospheric, distressed and cathartic. We recorded this intimate session with the National during their 2007 tour.

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First Listen: Sufjan Stevens, 'The Greatest Gift'

Stevens' new mixtape recontextualizes and remixes songs from 2015's gorgeous Carrie & Lowell, while weaving in four unreleased outtakes that fit its sonic template.

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Phoebe Bridgers Live At OPB

The LA songwriter plays songs from her moving and darkly funny debut album, 'Stranger In The Alps.'

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Pickathon Woods Stage: Courtney Marie Andrews

Watch Courtney Marie Andrews perform a beautiful country folk song called 'Irene' on the Woods Stage.

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