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Monday, December 30, 2013

Stephen Thompson’s Favorite Songs of the Year

Laura Mvula is one artist whose music NPR's Stephen Thompson found particularly striking this year. (lauramvula.com)

Laura Mvula is one artist whose music NPR’s Stephen Thompson found particularly striking this year. (lauramvula.com)

As he does every week, NPR music writer and editor Stephen Thompson joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to bring us a new song.

This time, however, Stephen shares his favorite songs of the year.

Stephen’s Favorite Songs of the Year

  • Neko Case, “Man” from the album “The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You”
  • Kacey Musgraves, “Follow Your Arrow,” from the album “Same Trailer Different Park”
  • Josh Ritter, “Joy to You Baby” from the album “The Beast In Its Tracks”
  • Laura Mvula, “Like The Morning Dew” from the album “Sing To The Moon”
  • Bill Callahan, “Small Plane” from the album “Dream River”

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