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The Record
7:03 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Top 10 Top 40 For 2014

Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 7:29 am

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Music Interviews
4:24 pm
Sun December 21, 2014

Anthony Hamilton Brings Home Holiday Funk

Anthony Hamilton's first Christmas album is called Home for the Holidays.
LaVan Anderson Courtesy of the artist

Once a pop artist has been working long enough, the Christmas album feels like an inevitability. Soul singer Anthony Hamilton wanted to try it out, but he was wary of falling into cliché and repeating the formulas that have shaped holiday records for years.

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Remembrances
7:20 am
Sun December 21, 2014

When The Beatles Gave Fans A 'Crimble' Present

Originally published on Sun December 21, 2014 12:01 pm

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Christmas is the time of year for carols, presents, festive cheer, and if you were a member of The Beatles Fan Club back in the 1960s, it was the season for a special edition flexi-disc from John, Paul, George and Ringo.

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Favorite Sessions
7:03 am
Sun December 21, 2014

KCRW Presents: M. Ward

KCRW

It's been a big month for M. Ward. He just released a new album with Zooey Deschanel (as She & Him), and he's reissuing his much-loved 2005 solo breakthrough Transistor Radio on vinyl with a few bonus tracks.

Ward's fourth studio album, Transistor Radio, solidified his reputation as a major talent, so it was a thrill to host a live performance of its songs. From his recent visit to KCRW, M. Ward performs "Hi-Fi" here.

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The Best Music Of 2014
7:03 am
Sun December 21, 2014

The Best Unheralded R&B Of 2014

MNEK performing with Gorgon City in London this April.
Joseph Okpako Redferns via Getty Images

Originally published on Sun December 21, 2014 11:08 am

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