Since launching in 2007, NPR Music has been a trusted source for discovering new music and artists, a place to preview albums before they’re released or to hear the inspirations behind the beats from the music-makers themselves. An offshoot of National Public Radio, NPR Music treats the subject with the same in-depth standards and an ear for what lies beneath the mainstream.
Follow NPR Music on Rdio to explore an eclectic collection of sounds. Hear playlists from the All Songs Considered broadcasts like Peter Gabriel’s guest DJ set, songs public radio can't stop playing, and explore the best from recent music events. But first, enjoy the NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs of 2012 below — this definitely isn’t your grandfather’s National Public Radio.