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  1. Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    November's Heavy Rotation lineup includes the single from Kansas City native Calvin Arsenia, a cut from Anderson .Paak's album Oxnard, a haunting ballad from Anna Tivel and more. More....
  2. Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    These recent releases — including French favorite Christine and the Queens and an appropriately spooky single from Thom Yorke — will have you reconsidering your 'Best of 2018' lists. More....
  3. Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    September brought us a single from indie favorite Kurt Vile's upcoming album, a slinky, slow-burn success from the indomitable Neneh Cherry and a razor-sharp Ray Charles cover.  More....
  4. Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    This month's playlist includes 10 songs by Slingshot artists: public radio's favorite new musicians of 2018. More....
  5. Heavy Rotation: 10 Hot Summer Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    For this month's playlist, Rebel Diaz and Ana Tijoux reverberate a powerful message to black and brown communities and jazz duo Adam & Kizzie capture the sounds of falling in love. More....
  6. Heavy Rotation: The Songs We're Obsessed With Halfway Through 2018
    For this month's edition of Heavy Rotation, stations selected songs that their listeners couldn't get enough of during the first half of the year. More....
  7. Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    This month's playlist includes the eclectic meditations of Shannon Shaw and the nostalgic melodies of Coach Phillips. More....
  8. Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    This month's playlist includes the soulful stylings of Leon Bridges and River Whyless' sobering meditation on the American Dream. More....
  9. Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    Hear songs from a Chicago rapper who examines black identity, another single from Belly after a 22-year hiatus, and a few artists who stood out at SXSW. More....
  10. Heavy Rotation: The Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    This month's playlist includes a new track from an Austin up-and-comer, a song about white privilege from Tune-Yards and a jazz instrumental cover of Amy Winehouse. More....