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Clockwise from upper left: The singer, MILCK at the Women's March on Washington in January, Lorde, Big Thief, SZA, Partner, Moses Sumney Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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All Songs Considered: The Year In Music 2017

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On Liberman, Vanessa Carlton opts to pare down her lyrics, personal narratives and production, making it her most confessional work yet. Brad Barket/Getty Images hide caption

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Live On World Cafe: Our Favorite Performances of 2017

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Jack Johnson On World Cafe

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What Makes A Great Album Last?

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The Old Taylor's Not Dead

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