The Best Music Of 2014
9:20 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Public Radio's 10 Breakout Artists Of 2014

Niia was a favorite find on KCRW this year.
Courtesy of the artist

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Music News
1:18 pm
Sat December 13, 2014

'Voices Within The Music': A Brief History Of Guitar Effects

"I started thinking about effects pedals as being like a palette with different colors," Wilco guitarist Nels Cline says.
Diverse Images/UIG Getty Images

Originally published on Wed December 24, 2014 3:24 pm

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World Cafe
12:06 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Elephant Stone On World Cafe

Elephant Stone.
Bowen Stead & Daniel Barkley Courtesy of the artist

Montreal's Elephant Stone combines the sounds of Indian classical music and '60s psychedelic rock — the two loves of frontman, bassist and sitar player Rishi Dhir.

"It's music I was brought up on," Dihr says. "The idea of fusing pop music with Eastern instrumentation was never a foreign thing. It was just something that seemed natural to me. You listen to this music, you absorb all these influences. What comes out is what you can do."

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Favorite Sessions
10:40 am
Thu December 11, 2014

KCRW Presents: Real Estate

Real Estate performs live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Libby Pierson KCRW

Real Estate's music conjures a specific feeling of warm nostalgia for sunny days gone by. And, while the aesthetic may seem like simple, laid-back guitar-rock, there's a method to this style. On its third studio album, Atlas, Real Estate puts extra effort into its subtly layered sound, and the result can be heard in this studio performance of the album highlight "Talking Backwards."


  • "Talking Backwards"
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All Songs Considered
3:58 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Robin Hilton's Top 10 Albums Of 2014

Robin Hilton calls Weezer's Everything Will Be Alright In The End "a breathtaking work of art, brilliantly produced.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 6:14 am

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