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Your Favorite New Musicians Of 2016 (So Far)

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Clockwise from upper left: Big Thief, Japanese Breakfast, Margaret Glaspy, Overcoats
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Clockwise from upper left: Big Thief, Japanese Breakfast, Margaret Glaspy, Overcoats

It's only June and this year is already jam-packed with remarkable new artists who've released some of 2016's most memorable music. These are artists who released their very first songs or first full-length albums so far this year.

Last week we asked for your picks for the best new artists from 2016's first half. We tallied the votes and have your top 10 listed below, alongside quotes that some of you submitted with your votes. The artists you picked cross genres, from the scuzz-y slacker rock of Lucy Dacus to the tender country music of Margo Price. But the thing that links them all, what you told us matters most to you, is a sense of authenticity.

But first, Bob and Robin share their favorites: the wound-tight, propulsive sound of Weaves and the quiet, textured tunes of Ry X.

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