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Viking's Choice

Where heavy metal, heady psych, dreamy ambient, furious punk and cotton-candy pop music all come to freak out. Curated by Lars Gotrich.

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Alt.Latino

From your parents' favorite boleros reimagined to urbano, Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras and Stefanie Fernández uncover the best in new Latin music.

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All Songs Considered

A weekly playlist of songs heard on the popular NPR music discovery podcast.

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Rosé Rising: 24 Songs For Your Summer Star Chart

Our playlist highlights each astrological sign's best and worst attributes, whether you're as meticulous as fellow Virgo Beyonce, moody as a Cancer (and Frank Ocean) or free-spirited as Bjork.

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NPR Classical

Need a deep discovery experience? Try 1000 years of music. Our mantra: Bach, Beethoven, before and beyond.

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Bob Boilen's Playlist

What the creator of NPR Music's All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concerts is listening to right now.

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Moon Tunes: Songs To Celebrate Our Glowing Orb

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, a far-reaching playlist of off-the-beaten-orbit tracks for your space travels.

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American Anthem: The Playlist

Sometimes, a song isn't just a song: It's shorthand for an idea. Hear the music of NPR's American Anthem series, on songs that rouse, unite, celebrate and call to action.

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Playlist: Trixie Mattel's Pink Drink Makeover For Pride Month

For Pride Month, the drag queen and songwriter presents the antidote to a mundane makeover: a roséwave playlist, featuring Kesha, The Go-Go's and several former RuPaul's Drag Race competitors.

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Wade In The Water

Hear the history of American gospel music and its impact on soul, jazz and R&B.

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Director's Cuts: Music From Morning Edition And All Things Considered

Hear the snippets of music we play between news stories the way they were meant to be heard: in their entirety.

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Slingshot

Great songs by emerging artists, curated by NPR Music stations across the country.

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New Music Friday

Friday's the day when most new albums come out. This is your guide to cut through the noise and hear the most essential releases.

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Roséwave: 102 Songs To Juice Up Your Summer

Our one-word Twitter joke turned full-on lifestyle is back for a third season of sommelier-level playlist curation, from Lizzo to Vanessa Carlton to, yes, Lil Nas X.

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1979: The Year In Music

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Classic releases from multiple genres were crashing up against our ears on our radios, our boomboxes, and on a new device called the Sony Walkman.