Vote now: Top 89 of 2016

Top 89

Every year The Current asks listeners, what were your favorite songs of the year? Make your voice be heard: Vote for your 10 favorite songs for our annual Top 89 of 2016 poll! (We know – some tough decisions lie ahead.)

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Beyonce leads Grammy nominees

Beyonce Lemonade

The nominees for the top categories in the 59th annual Grammy Awards were announced this morning. Beyonce leads this year's nominees with nine nods for her acclaimed album 'Lemonade.'

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DJ Pick of the Week: Brian Oake, Grandaddy, 'Way We Won't'

For the week of Dec. 5, 2016, Brian Oake has selected 'Way We Won't,' the new single by Modesto, Calif., band Grandaddy. 'I can't speak to exactly why this song moves me so much,' Brian says, 'but it's that song that every time it comes on in the studio, I turn it up a little bit louder.' Listen to the song and watch the video for 'Way We Won't,' which features actor Jason Ritter.

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The Current Sessions®

James Vincent McMorrow in studio

James Vincent McMorrow performs in The Current studio

Following the release of his third album, 'We Move,' James Vincent McMorrow stopped in The Current's studio for a session hosted by Jade. Looking at his trajectory as an artist, McMorrow indicates his artistic output has been informed by his circumstances and his available resources. 'Everything I do is based on what feels right,' he says. Check out the complete in-studio session.

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Alejandro Escovedo in studio

Alejandro Escovedo performs in The Current studio

Alejandro Escovedo is a true survivor; not only has he enjoyed 40 years in the music business, he's had some very close calls with death, including surviving a category four hurricane. 'I appreciate everything now more than ever,' Escovedo says. Touring in support of his latest album, 'Burn Something Beautiful,' Escovedo and his band stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Bill DeVille.

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Max Kerman of Arkells in studio

Arkells perform in The Current studio

Arkells' frontman Max Kerman is in it for the long game; he's already thinking about how he will age as an artist. 'I've observed the way a lot of bands have aged; there are some bands that can do it really well and some bands can't do it as well,' Kerman says. 'But there's one person who's been really inspiring to me lately ... Leonard Cohen.' Hear more from Arkells in their in-studio session, hosted by Sean McPherson.

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Band of Horses in studio

Band of Horses perform in The Current studio

Touring in support of 'Why Are You OK,' their fifth album in 10 years, Band of Horses stopped by The Current's studio to play their latest hit single as well as songs from a couple of their previous albums. 'It's fun for us to reimagine and learn new things about the songs we've been playing for years,' says frontman Ben Bridwell, who also shares what it is he found 'In A Drawer.' Check out the complete in-studio session.

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Oake and Riley Features

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

Coffee Break: Fantastic beards

We're getting excited for tonight's Current Holiday Show with Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. In case you've never seen Nathaniel Rateliff, he rocks a glorious beard. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from musicians with fantastic facial hair?

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