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Musicheads® Essentials is a web feature that gives the Current staff a chance to share some of our favorite albums of all time with our listeners. Join us each week as a different Current host or staff member picks an essential album from their collection and tells you why they love it.

893 Essential Songs Since the Year 2000


893 Essential Songs since the year 2000

We hope you had as much fun listening as we did putting the countdown together. View the final tally and nerd-out with playlists, spreadsheets and more.

893 Essential Songs


893 Essential Songs web graphic

A musicheads guide to the listener-generated list of 893 essential songs.

Musicheads Essential Artist: Ani DiFranco


Ani DiFranco press photo

March is Women's History Month. To celebrate, each weekday this month we'll be spotlighting a different artist with special coverage on air and online. For Friday, March 27, we're shining a light on Ani DiFranco.

Musicheads Essential Artist: Kate Bush


Kate Bush

March is Women's History Month. To celebrate, each weekday this month we'll be spotlighting a different artist with special coverage on air and online. For Thursday, March 26, we're shining a light on Kate Bush.

Musicheads Essential Artist: Janet Jackson


Janet Jackson performs at the MTV VMAs in 2009.

March is Women's History Month. To celebrate, each weekday this month we'll be spotlighting a different artist with special coverage on air and online. For Wednesday, March 25, we're shining a light on Janet Jackson.

Musicheads Essential Artist: Patti Smith


patti smith

March is Women's History Month. To celebrate, each weekday this month we'll be spotlighting a different artist with special coverage on air and online. For Tuesday, March 24, we're shining a light on Patti Smith.

Musicheads Essential Artist: Dessa


Soundset 2019

March is Women's History Month. To celebrate, each weekday this month we'll be spotlighting a different artist with special coverage on air and online. For Monday, March 23, we're shining a light on Dessa.

Musicheads Essential Artist: Carole King


Carole King performs on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

March is Women's History Month. To celebrate, each weekday this month we'll be spotlighting a different artist with special coverage on air and online. For Friday, March 20, we're shining a light on Carole King.

Musicheads Essential Artist: Janelle Monaé


Janelle Monae at 'Black Panther' premiere

March is Women's History Month. To celebrate, each weekday this month we'll be spotlighting a different artist with special coverage on air and online. For Thursday, March 19, we're shining a light on Janelle Monae.

Musicheads Essentials: St. Vincent


St. Vincent

March is Women's History Month. To celebrate, each weekday this month we'll be spotlighting a different artist with special coverage on air and online. For Thursday, March 5, we're shining a light on St. Vincent.