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Lizzo's "Juice" drips so much sauce. Charly Bliss channels existential anxiety into synth-pop catharsis. Mdou Moctor's guitar will set you in a trance. There's no one sound to a year, but public radio writers across the country do set their ears to the most essential music. At the year's midway point, we asked them, as we did with albums: What is your favorite song of 2019 so far?

It's a packed release week with a whole bunch of notable albums to highlight, including the rock guitar heroics on Ex Hex's It's Real, the wistful wisdom of Jenny Lewis, Andrew Bird's "finest work yet," mind-blowing sonics from the genre-bending composers Emily Wells and Lafawndah, the German electronic artist Apparat and much more. Hosts Robin Hilton and Stephen Thompson share their top picks for the best albums out on March 22 on this episode of New Music Friday.

Featured Albums:

Every Tuesday, The Spy adds new music to its rotation. Here are the adds for the week of January 15th, 2019. This week includes a new single from L.A. punk rock heroes Cherry Glazerr, the first single from The Cranberries final album, and yet another single from the prolific beach goths The Growlers. Give these a listen and be sure to tune into The Spy to hear more!

Cherry Glazerr "Wasted Nun"

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LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney joins host Ryan LaCroix every week to discuss music news and new music releases during All Things Considered on KOSU.

Today, we look at the whispering sounds of Christopher Owens, the punk and power pop mash-up of Ex Hex, and the shape-shifting sounds of Aphex Twin.