Joni Mitchell: Hejira

Top picks for 2013, Benji B's PrivateJam, St. Vincent and more in our weekly look at music

The words “national public radio” may make you think of the station you listen to in the car with your parents, but NPR is far from standard or predictable. Since launching its music programming in 2007, NPR has become a major voice for sophisticated listeners spanning all genres, with Bob Boilen’s “All Songs Considered” a weekly must. The non-profit has released an exciting list of …

NPR Music’s 50 Favorite Albums of 2013

Top picks for 2013, Benji B's PrivateJam, St. Vincent and more in our weekly look at music

Every day this week the Vinyl Factory released a batch of 20 LPs, reissues, box-sets and first-pressings which have culminated in the discerning enterprises’s top vinyl releases for 2013. Be sure to check out the now-complete list, which serves as much as a place for personal discovery as it does an intelligent musical compass. Highlights include William Onyeabor, Psychemagik, Digable Planets, The National, Thelonious Monk, …

The Vinyl Factory: Top 100 Vinyl Releases of 2013

Top picks for 2013, Benji B's PrivateJam, St. Vincent and more in our weekly look at music

ListenUp is a Cool Hunting series published every Sunday that takes a deeper look at the music we tweeted about that week. Often we’ll include a musician or notable fan’s surprising personal interests—#PrivateJam exposes their musical guilty pleasure.