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KSUT, Celebrating a Milestone

When I joined the leadership team of KSUT two-and-a-half years ago, my primary focus was to secure a new home for the station. With your help, that goal is within reach! Nearly 750 donors have made a special gift to KSUT as part of our capital campaign, including generous support over the past year to meet the $1 million match from the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.

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"I've been drunk with music all my life," Charles Lloyd muses, "and it's been my spiritual path. And the times that I was knocked off my mooring, I just found a way to get back up."

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Now we hear a little of the Kennedy Center Honors. It's the annual celebration of the performing arts. And NPR's Lynn Neary was there.

What are your five favorite albums (or EPs) that came out in 2018? Using the form below, write in and rank the five releases you loved most this year. Your No. 1 favorite album/EP goes in the first space, your second-favorite in the second, and so on. We'll tally the votes and share the results here on Thursday, Dec. 13.

Check back later this week for NPR Music's Top 50 Albums and Top 100 Songs. Our All Songs Considered Year-In-Review roundtable is now online.

Reggae is known by many as Jamaica's most recognizable and influential musical genre. And now it has been officially recognized by the United Nations.

Jeff Tweedy, frontman for Chicago's beloved Wilco, has released his first solo album of original music. WARM, out now, is a stripped-down version of Tweedy's signature alt-rock sound.

Continuing his 2018 trend of dropping singles whenever he pleases, Chance the Rapper has favored us with two more: "The Man Who Has Everything" and "My Own Thing (Feat. Joey Purp)."

The first is a sharp, thoughtful reflection on the question Chance's dad apparently asks every year: "What to get for my boy who has everything?" The wind-up box chorus replies, "Love me forever, that's all I ask of you."

The last time we heard from Citizen Cope, a.k.a. Clarence Greenwood, was on his 2012 album, One Lovely Day. After six years, the wait is over and Cope is returning with his first new album of studio recordings, Heroin and Helicopters, out on March 1, 2019.

It's our final New Music Friday for 2018 – barring any big surprises, December is a pretty slow release month – but we end with some phenomenal new albums, including The 1975's Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, singer Alessia Cara's affecting coming-of-age manifesto The Pains Of Growing, an exercise in minimalism from rapper Earl Sweatshirt and more. Host Robin Hilton is joined this week by NPR Music's Rodney Carmichael, Sidney Madden and Lyndsey McKenna as they do a quick look at the most essential new albums dropping on Nov. 30.

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