Around the Nation

BY Saskia De Melker  December 27, 2011 at 10:22 AM EDT

2011 was a great year for music. Here’s a look at the top studio sessions, performances and recordings assembled by four public broadcasting stations around the nation.

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WNYC New York assembled its top 10 “Soundcheck” studio sessions from the past year, including Adele’s performance of “Rolling in the Deep”.

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Together with music industry insiders and artists, KQED’s Noise Pop Podcast team closes out 2011 with its favorite indie music tracks of the year.

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WBEZ Chicago’s “Eight Forty-Eight” showcases a wide variety of music produced by local artists. Show producer Jason Marck chose four performances that stood out for him.

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In the Twin Cities, MPR’s “The Current” had artists coming to the studio non-stop this year. Based on highest page traffic, “The Current” put together a list of favorite performances, with Atmosphere topping the list.