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Life’s a Gas Step back from this mad month and see things at a remove with music from Annie Lennox, Amen Dunes, Rose Royce, the Moody Blues, and more

This Land Is Your Land Finding it difficult to recognize America? This collection of songs will remind you what the country’s all about

Out of Africa A selection of songs from the birthplace of humanity, by Fela Kuti, Swamp Dogg, Mahmoud Ahmed, Rihanna, and more

Warm Ways Songs built to withstand the heat, from Fleetwood Mac, Delaney & Bonnie, Etta James, the Detroit Cobras, and more

Push a Little Harder Sick and tired of it all? Keep on keeping on with Joe Cocker, Curtis Mayfield, Charli XCX, Emitt Rhodes, and more

Higher Ground If the future’s where you’re headed, Emmylou Harris, Richie Havens, Cowboy Junkies, Joe Henry, and others will light the path

Tear the Roof Off the Sucker Cut a rug in the comfort of your own home with Donna Summer, Blondie, the Weeknd, James Brown, and more

Valentine’s Day After So, how’d it go? Really? Well, maybe Nick Cave, Marianne Faithfull, Bryan Ferry, Millie Jackson, Todd Rundgren, and the National can help

The Great Oscars Soundtrack Featuring the Kinks, Anton Karas, Lana Del Rey, Ennio Morricone, Ry Cooder, and Ellie Goulding, with a special appearance by the Electric Prunes

Hoosegow Rock Confined to quarters? Little Richard, Bob Dylan, R.E.M., Kanye West, Dr. John, and the Main Ingredient are among those who can help

Doctor’s Orders Old-school remedies for winter doldrums, from (among others) Bobby Womack, Bobbie Gentry, Jean Knight, Elvis Presley, and, yes, Carol Douglas

Looking Ahead And maybe even up? Bright tunes from Ian Dury, the Pixies, Liz Phair, Frank Zappa, Wingy Manone, Elvis Costello, Mary Weiss … and more

Thanks Again Michael Kiwanuka, J. J. Cale, Marvin Gaye, Massive Attack, Nina Simone, and Sly & the Family Stone are among those who know just how to say it

From Marty Scorsese’s Movies What do Hoagy Carmichael, the Ronettes, Artie Shaw, the Rolling Stones, Dr. John, and Dropkick Murphys have in common?

September Songs Fontella Bass, King Curtis … Willie Bobo! And much more

All Work and No Playlist? Hardly! Here are Donna Summer, Howlin’ Wolf, Queen, Betty Everett, and more

Late-Night Beck, Ray Charles, the Beastie Boys, Vans Morrison and McCoy, and more

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