Critics widely consider 1971 one of the best years in music history. For NPR's 50th anniversary, public radio stations turn back the clock and reflect on the year's best tracks.
The team from NPR's Life Kit podcast pick their favorite joy-inducing performances.
This year's choices include Diane Warren's 12th Oscar nomination, a show-stopper from Eurovision Song Contest and three entries in a subgenre we call "Glorycore."
The 2021 South by Southwest music festival took place entirely online, but that didn't stop Bob Boilen from seeing dozens of performances. Watch a few of his favorite sets here.
The Tiny Desk space — both at the D.C. office and now in our (home) concert series — has been host to several Grammy winners over the last 13 years.
Known for indelible hits like "One More Time" and "Around the World," the now-legendary French duo called it quits this week after years of silence.
Dwandalyn Reece, the music curator at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, picks her five favorite Tiny Desk concerts.
This January, NPR member stations share a mix of the most popular songs on their airwaves, including music from The Avalanches, Jade Bird, Madlib, Run the Jewels and more.
After an upsetting week in the U.S., we offer some music to cope, featuring David Bowie and Miriam Makeba, plus covers by Las Cafeteras and Los Cenzontles.
Congratulations! You made it! Now that 2020 is over and 2021 has begun, here's a playlist that's about the hope of a new day.
The minds behind NPR Music's Tiny Desk present their favorite home concerts of 2020, from Buscabulla to Billie Eilish.
Isolation and the disappearance of live music changed the All Songs Considered host's listening habits drastically in 2020. These albums offered not just calm, but richness and depth to explore.
Watch 20 of the year's greatest Tiny Desk performances, featuring a small sample of the talented artists who delivered intimate sets from NPR Music's D.C. offices.
Explore a playlist full of 2020 highlights, including songs by big stars (Jason Isbell, Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift) and up-and-comers (Bonny Light Horseman, Arlo Parks, Devon Gilfillian).
NPR Music's classical editor traces the high points of a year spent listening to new albums that offered comfort and confrontation in counterpoint with the relentless world outside the headphones.