Today, A Martinez is joined by NPR music critic Ann Powers and music blogger Oliver Wang from soul-sides.com, to discuss the latest in music.
The NBC television show, The Voice is in the middle of its third season and both Oliver and Ann have their favorites.
Oliver loves Melanie Martinez and her cover of Toxic:
And Ann loves Trevin Hunte's rendition of Listen:
In terms of new music, both critics have their picks.
Oliver chose the new "Skyfall" theme song by Adele, because he thinks that it's one of the best 007 theme songs in years.
And both agree that the new Meshell Ndegeocello album, "Pour Une Âme Souveraine" is a fantastic tribute to Nina Simone. The songs featured on the program include "Four Women" and "To Be Young Gifted and Black."