Is there a spotify playlist of the songs featured in the 50 best albums of 2013 story? I could probably go and find them myself individually, but I just thought I'd ask to save myself the trouble. By the way, I think the NPR tumblr is one of the best-kept tumblrs around. Loved NPR before, but now we're on a whole new level. Keep up the good work!
We have a stream of our 100 Favorite Songs up. That’s a good idea. Will check with the Music Squad. I also have a list of all of the Twitter handles for the Album artists and the Song artists, if that interests you — we could turn that into a list.
Jay Z’s Samsung deal, the Drake leak, Kendrick Lamar’s verse on “Control,” Pusha T’s “Numbers on the Boards,” and Kanye West’s face. NPR’s Microphone Check crew share their opinions of both the meaning and the quality of the music — and it’s not all unanimous.
NPR’s Alt.Latino looks back at a diverse, exciting and adventure-filled year in Latin Alternative music, with supreme cuts by Bosnian Rainbows, Mala Rodriguez, La Santa Cecilia and more. But, most of all, hosts Jasmine and Felix are thankful for you: Every day, you send us amazing music, stories, ideas, criticism and praise that makes this more than a podcast; it makes it a dialogue about who we are as Latinos, where we’ve been and where we’re headed.
This week’s essential mix from All Songs Considered includes an early contender for one of Bob Boilen’s favorite albums of 2014 (that’d be Angel Olsen, and, yes, that’s next year), a song by Ages And Ages that Robin Hilton thinks could change your life (or at least how you’re feeling at the moment), and more.