Cover image of All Songs Considered
(1952)

Rank #7 in Music category

Music

All Songs Considered

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #7 in Music category

Music
Read more

Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)

Read more

Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)

iTunes Ratings

1952 Ratings
Average Ratings
1336
281
140
78
117

One of my favorites

By SayitaintLouis - Jul 03 2019
Read more
My favorite way to find new music.

New Tunes

By Crashem73 - Jun 28 2019
Read more
I enjoy this program immensely.

iTunes Ratings

1952 Ratings
Average Ratings
1336
281
140
78
117

One of my favorites

By SayitaintLouis - Jul 03 2019
Read more
My favorite way to find new music.

New Tunes

By Crashem73 - Jun 28 2019
Read more
I enjoy this program immensely.
Cover image of All Songs Considered

All Songs Considered

Latest release on Jul 10, 2020

Read more

Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)

Rank #1: New Music Friday: Sep. 20

Podcast cover
Read more
Our shortlist of the best albums out this week includes Brittany Howard's masterpiece, Jaime, sad bangers from Tove Lo, a profoundly beautiful, debut solo LP from Mountain Man's Molly Sarlé and more.

Sep 20 2019

26mins

Play

Rank #2: Hobo Johnson's Journey From Homelessness To A Major Label Contract

Podcast cover
Read more
On the day before his album came out, Hobo Johnson joined me to play DJ. We discussed the making of his album and played some of the music that has inspired him over the years. I think you'll be surprised by some of his picks.

Sep 17 2019

41mins

Play

Rank #3: New Music Friday: Sep. 13

Podcast cover
Read more
The week's best new album drops includes the genre-bending pop of Charli XCX, an ambitious concept record by The Lumineers, the euphoric songs of Emeli Sandé, new Chelsea Wolfe, Sampa The Great, more. FEATURED ALBUMS: 1. The Lumineers - 'III,' 2. Charli XCX - 'Charli,' 3. Bethlehem Steel - 'Bethlehem Steel,' 4. Emeli Sandé - 'Real Life,' 5. Microwave - 'Microwave,' 6. Chelsea Wolfe - 'Birth of Violence,' 7. Sampa The Great - 'The Return,' 8. Jeremy Ivey - 'The Dream and the Dreamer.' OTHER NOTABLE ALBUMS FOR SEP. 13: Alex Cameron — Miami Memory; Belle & Sebastian — Days of the Bangold Summer; Chasity — Homemade Satan; Devendra Banhart — Ma; Goo Goo Dolls — Miracle Pill; Gruff Rhys — Pang; Hobo Johnson — The Fall of Hobo Johnson; Jenny Hval — The Practice of Love; Joseph — Good Luck Kid; Long Beard — Means to Me; Pixies — Beneath the Eyrie; (Sandy) Alex G — House of Sugar; Shawn Colvin — Steady On 30th Anniversary; Trupa Trupa — Of the Sun.

Sep 13 2019

31mins

Play

Rank #4: The Year In Music 2017

Podcast cover
Read more
Music and politics have a long history and in 2017, a new chapter in their fraught and complicated relationship burst open. It began on a weekend in January with the Presidential inauguration and the Women's March on Washington, D.C. (and around the globe) that followed. That's when the new resistance movement got its first anthem, courtesy Los Angeles-based singer MILCK and her defiant song, "Quiet." She and other women sang the empowering ballad against sexual assault and abuse a cappella during the march, and it turned out to be a prescient chorus for what would unfold throughout the year.It was a strong year for guitar rock, the best of it coming from relatively younger bands dominated by women: Jay Som, Charly Bliss, Vagabon, Waxahatchee, Diet Cig, Palehound, Chastity Belt, Girlpool, Daddy Issues, Partner. The list goes on and on.2017 was also a year when much beloved artists abandoned the sounds their fans first fell in love with to try something new. Weezer and Beck dove deep into pop and all its tropes; St. Vincent and Torres largely traded electric guitar for synths and pulsing soundscapes. Bands that once dominated many top 10 lists — Arcade Fire, Grizzly Bear, The xx — all released records that fell way below expectations.There was so much more that happened in 2017 — more than we could ever get to in a single episode of All Songs Considered — but we do our best on this edition to hit the highlights (and a few low points), with NPR Music's Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson.

Dec 11 2017

1hr 24mins

Play

Rank #5: The Year In Music 2018

Podcast cover
Read more
The All Songs gang looks back at this year's anthems and unmissable milestones, from Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer to Childish Gambino's mind-blowing video for "This Is America," Rosalía, Mitski and more. Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by NPR Music's Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson as they look back at the albums, artists and moments that mattered most in 2018.

Dec 03 2018

1hr 28mins

Play

Rank #6: SXSW 2018 Preview

Podcast cover
Read more
It's the most wonderful time of the year! At least it is for avid music fans like us and anyone else attending the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. The annual endurance challenge gets underway this week, with thousands of bands from around the world — and many more fans — converging on the city for a seemingly endless bender of live performances — shows both big and small that last all day, every day, into the wee hours of the morning, with music pouring out of every club, restaurant, street corner and alleyway for miles.For this edition of All Songs Considered, we (Bob Boilen, Robin Hilton and Stephen Thompson) listened to songs by more than a thousand bands that'll be performing at SXSW, and picked some of their favorites from artists previously unknown to hear and see. We run through some of those favorites on this episode, including the sludgy noise rock of Sharkmuffin (we're not making that name up) to the sweet voice of singer-songwriter Chloe Foy, the Calypsonian and soca artist Nailah Blackman and much, much more. Full playlist (song names): 1. Dermot Kennedy "Moments Passed," 2. Sharkmuffin "Scully Is A Sharkmuffin," 3. Frankie Simone "War Paint," 4. Pale Waves "Heavenly," 5. Anna McClellan "Heart Of Hearts," 6. Alice Phoebe Lou "She," 7. WILD "All My Life," 8. Double Ferrari "Double Ferrari," 9. Chloe Foy "Flaws," 10. Nailah Blackman "O'Lawd Oye'," 11. Trupa Trupa "To Me," 12. Descartes A Kant "Motion Picture Dream Boy," 13. IDER "Body Love," 14. Dave B "Sweetest Thing," 15. Skyway Man "The Seer"

Mar 12 2018

1hr 2mins

Play

Rank #7: New Music Friday: March 16

Podcast cover
Read more
All Songs Considered's Robin Hilton runs through the essential new album releases for March 16 with NPR Music's Ann Powers and Rodney Carmichael. Featured albums: 1. Snoop Dogg's Bible Of Love, 2. The Decemberists' I'll Be Your Girl, 3. Essaie Pas' New Path, 4. Mount Eerie's Now Only, 5. Meshell Ndegeocello's Ventriloquism. Also mentioned: Yo La Tengo: There's A Riot Going On, Caroline Says: No Fool Like An Old Fool, Bishop Nehru: Elevators Act 1 & 2, Durand Jones & The Indications: Durand Jones & The Indications, Lauren Auder: Who Carries You, PRhyme: PRhyme 2, Rich Homie Quan: Rich As In Spirit.

Mar 16 2018

32mins

Play

Rank #8: Glaring Omissions: The Music We Missed In 2018

Podcast cover
Read more
A lot of the year-end lists you've looked at probably didn't have that one favorite album or song you hold near and dear. This episode of All Songs is about our hidden gems, the ones that, in the give-and-take of making a representative staff list, got left off. In the case of the NPR Music team, we each had at least one record we want you to know about that you won't find on our Top 50 Albums list or our Top 100 Songs list. So, we gathered with ALT. Latino host Felix Contreras, our hip-hop and R&B lovers, Sidney Madden and Rodney Carmichael, classical music geek, Tom Huizenga and pop-and-rock fans Lyndsey McKenna and Marissa Lorusso to set the record straight. And with outrage in our hearts (and bit of tongue in our cheeks) we play the eight other songs we really want you to hear.

Dec 12 2018

54mins

Play

Rank #9: Poll Results: Listeners Pick The Best Albums Of 2017

Podcast cover
Read more
Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton count down through the Top Ten Albums of 2017 selected by listeners in our online poll.

Dec 18 2017

1hr 10mins

Play

Rank #10: New Mix: Beach House, Tank And The Bangas, Stevie Wolf, More

Podcast cover
Read more
We open this week's show with a look at our 2018 Tiny Desk Contest winner, Naia Izumi. He's an artist based out of Los Angeles with a phenomenal voice and breathtaking technique on guitar. Naia is also incredibly charming with a profoundly moving personal story about how he came to music and what it has meant to him over the years. Full playlist: 1. Naia Izumi - "Soft Spoken," 2. Tank And The Bangas - "Smoke.Netflix.Chill," 3. Rafiq Bhatia - "Before Our Eyes," 4. Wellesl - "Seventeen," 5. Stevie Wolf - "Yves Klein Blue," 6. Beach House - "Dark Spring"

Apr 24 2018

37mins

Play

Rank #11: New Mix: Guided By Voices, Fantastic Negrito, A Stella Donnelly Lullaby, More

Podcast cover
Read more
The March For Our Lives rallies that unfolded across the country this past weekend underscored the heightened state of fear and anger over gun violence in the U.S. We open this week's show with a powerful new song from the blues and soul artist Fantastic Negrito, that he says channels his own anxieties and outrage over the state of the world, called "Plastic Hamburgers." The surprisingly loud and gritty rock cut is from his upcoming album, Please Don't Be Dead. Complete playlist for this episode: 1. Fantastic Negrito "Plastic Hamburgers," 2. Guided By Voices "Space Gun," 3. Stella Donnelly "Talking," 4. Hearts Hearts "Phantom/Island," 5. John Prine "Summer's End," 6. Grouper "Parking Lot"

Mar 27 2018

38mins

Play

Rank #12: The Songs That Got You Through School

Podcast cover
Read more
Last week, we asked listeners to tell us about the songs that got them through school. As the stories poured in, we began to see some clear and common themes. For starters, school, while being an exciting time of profound change, is really hard. Many told us stories of battling depression, anxiety and issues of sexual identity, all while navigating a churning sea of uncertainty. On this edition of All Songs Considered, we hear stories of how music became a powerful force in their lives — the one thing that grounded them or made them feel connected to something bigger than themselves.

May 15 2018

35mins

Play

Rank #13: 8 New Artists To Watch In 2018

Podcast cover
Read more
All this year, NPR Music and its member stations will be following a group of outstanding new and emerging artists from local music scenes across the globe for a series we're calling Slingshot. On this week's All Songs Considered, we talk to some of the music directors from our partner stations about the artists they chose for this year's list. Some are hometown favorites, and others are rising stars from abroad.

Jan 09 2018

56mins

Play

Rank #14: New Mix: Thom Yorke, Wynton Marsalis, Ride, Overcoats, More

Podcast cover
Read more
There's a cinematic theme in the songs on this edition of All Songs Considered, including a new track from Thom Yorke called "Daily Battles" and an instrumental version of it from trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. These two songs were created for the Edward Norton film Motherless Brooklyn. FEATURED SONGS AND ARTISTS: 1. Ride: "R.I.D.E.," 2. Overcoats: "The Fool," 3. Arthur Moon: "Myelin," 4. Lydia Ramsey: "Story Untold," 5. Jim James & Teddy Abrams: "Set it to Song," 6. Thom Yorke & Flea: "Daily Battles," 7. Wynton Marsalis: "Daily Battles"

Sep 10 2019

31mins

Play

Rank #15: Your Favorite New Artists Of The Year (So Far)

Podcast cover
Read more
On this week's show we share your picks for the best new artists so far in 2018, along with a couple of our own: Robin's is MILCK, the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter who writes empowering, cathartic ballads, while Bob chose Niklas Paschburg, an innovative young German composer and pianist whose music was inspired by the Baltic Sea. Full playlist: 1. Sudan Archive: "Nont For Sale," 2. serpentwithfeet: "Whisper," 3. Shame: "Concrete," 4. Thunderpussy: "Thunderpussy," 5. Jorja Smith: "Tomorrow," 6. Haley Heynderickx: "The Bug Collector," 7. MILCK: "Black Sheep," 8. Niklas Paschburg: "Spark," 9. Snail Mail: "Pristine," 10. Superorganism: "It's All Good"

Jun 19 2018

58mins

Play

Rank #16: The Greatest Songs By 21st Century Women+

Podcast cover
Read more
On this week's show, All Songs Considered's Robin Hilton talks with Ann Powers, Marissa Lorusso and Sidney Madden about some of the greatest songs released by women and non-binary artists in the past 18 years. Earlier this summer NPR Music, along with dozens of other writers, compiled a list of the 200 Greatest Songs By 21st Century Women+ as part of our Turning the Tables series, an ongoing effort to make the canon of popular music more inclusive – and accurate. Together they share some of the songs that made the list, explain how they were chosen and discuss the ways women and non-binary musicians are still routinely undervalued and underrepresented.

Aug 21 2018

35mins

Play

Rank #17: 2019 SXSW Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Discoveries

Podcast cover
Read more
We've returned from our weeklong grind through the South by Southwest music festival happy, though a little dazed, with ringing ears, and a whole bunch of incredible discoveries. On this All Songs Considered we run through some of the most memorable music and performances, from the shredded noise rock of Rev Rev Rev and thundering soul of Yola Carter to the Afro-Cuban grooves of Cimafunk and the remarkable voice of Tamino. Bob Boilen, Stephen Thompson and I each saw around 100 different shows in just a few short days, way more than we could ever share in a single episode. But you can hear more in our Late Night Dispatches from SXSW, including a playlist of songs, and the Austin 100. You can find our complete coverage of the SXSW festival here, including video highlights from our first-ever Tiny Desk Family Hour, a series of Tiny Desk alums performing at Austin's Central Presbyterian Church, including Wyclef Jean, John Paul White and more. -- Robin Hilton

Mar 19 2019

58mins

Play

Rank #18: New Mix: The 1975, Nothing, Laurie Anderson, More

Podcast cover
Read more
Songs on this week's episode of All Songs Consideredgrapple with sweeping, thematically weighty subjects, from xenophobia and immigration to Hurricane Sandy and the inherent meaninglessness of life: 1. Audible: "Up, Up And Away," 2. Nothing: "Zero Day," 3. The 1975: "Give Yourself A Try," 4. IDLES: "Danny Nedelko," 5. Sam Evian: "Health Machine," 6. Laurie Anderson: "Dreams," 7. Liminal: "Sigur Rós - Untitled 6 (EBow) (Paul Corley Remix)"

Jun 05 2018

52mins

Play

Rank #19: The All Songs Considered SXSW Preview, 2019

Podcast cover
Read more
The annual South by Southwest music festival is our personal endurance challenge to discover as many great unknown and often unsigned bands as possible in just one week. To train for the event, Bob Boilen, Stephen Thompson and I listen to more than a thousand songs by bands playing the festival, from all over the world, and try to map out a calendar to see our favorites. On this edition of All Songs Considered we play some of the standout songs ahead of the 2019 festival, including the Ghanian artist Jojo Abot, garage rock from Blushh, the Japanese pop group CHAI, music made by robots (I'm not making that up) and much, much more. — Robin Hilton

Mar 05 2019

55mins

Play

Rank #20: New Music Friday: March 22

Podcast cover
Read more

It's a packed release week with a whole bunch of notable albums to highlight, including the rock guitar heroics on Ex Hex's It's Real, the wistful wisdom of Jenny Lewis, Andrew Bird's "finest work yet," mind-blowing sonics from the genre-bending composers Emily Wells and Lafawndah, the German electronic artist Apparat and much more. Hosts Robin Hilton and Stephen Thompson share their top picks for the best albums out on March 22 on this episode of New Music Friday. FEATURED ALBUMS: Ex Hex: It's Real; Jenny Lewis: On The Line; American Football: American Football; Lafawndah: Ancestor Boy; Andrew Bird: My Finest Work Yet; Emily Wells: This World Is Too ______ For You; Apparat: LP5; Lambchop: This (Is What I Wanted To Tell You). OTHER NOTABLE ALBUMS OUT MARCH 22: Bill McKay: Fountain Fire; Dean Lewis: A Place We Knew; Ibibio Sound Machine: Doko Mien; Lucy Rose: No Words Left; Nilufer Yanya: Miss Universe; Rich The Kid: The World Is Yours 2; Strand Of Oaks: Eraserland; Wallows: Nothings Happens

Mar 22 2019

26mins

Play

New Music Friday: July 10

Podcast cover
Read more
The best new albums out this week include the first posthumous full-length from the late rapper Juice Wrld, singer Margo Price's best record yet, the return of Rufus Wainwright and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Juice WRLD — Legends Never Die
Featured Song: "Life's A Mess"
2. Rufus Wainwright — Unfollow the Rules
Featured Song: "Damsel In Distress"
3. Apollo Brown & Ché Noir — As God Intended
Featured Song: "Money Oriented"
4. Margo Price — That's How Rumors Get Started
Featured Song: "What Happened To Our Love"
5. Sharhabil Ahmed — The King of Sudanese Jazz
Featured Song: "Argos Farfish"
6. The Beths — Jump Rope Gazers
Featured Song: "I'm Not Getting Excited"
7. My Morning Jacket — The Waterfall II
Featured Song: "Spinning My Wheels"
8. Jimmie Allen — Bettie James
Featured Song: "When This Is Over"
9. Julianna Barwick — Healing Is a Miracle
Featured Song: "In Light (feat. Jónsi)
10. Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride & Brian Blade — RoundAgain
Featured Song: "Right Back Round Again"

Other notable releases for July 10: Brett Eldredge — Sunday Drive; Dinner Party — Dinner Party; DMA's — The Glow; The Jayhawks — XOXO; Joshua Ray Walker — Glad You Made It; Kacy Hill — Is It Selfish If We Talk About Me Again?; Kestrels — Dream or Don't Dream; Ray Wylie Hubbard — Co-Starring; Sahbabii — Barnacles; The Streets — None of Us Are Getting Out of This Alive; Summer Walker — Life On Earth.

Jul 10 2020

35mins

Play

New Mix: Sufjan Stevens, Bill Callahan, Fenne Lily, Lonnie Holley And More

Podcast cover
Read more
This week's All Songs Considered features an epic new song from Sufjan Stevens, a piano nocturne from Thomas Bartlett, a surprise release from Bill Callahan and more.

Featured Artists And Songs:

1. Bill Callahan "Pigeons" from Gold Record
2. Fenne Lily "Alapathy" from Breach
3. Lonnie Holley "Like Hell Broke Away" from National Freedom
4. Thomas Bartlett "Lucida" from Shelter
5. Sufjan Stevens "America" from The Ascension

Jul 07 2020

38mins

Play

New Music Friday: July 3

Podcast cover
Read more
The best new albums out this week include the posthumous debut studio release from the rapper Pop Smoke, Willie Nelson's 70th solo album, a surprise release from the Japanese experimental band Boris and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Keleketla! — Keleketla!
Featured Songs: "Future Toyi Toyi" and "Freedom Groove"
2. Denai Moore — Modern Dread
Featured Song: "Don't Close the Door"
3. Willie Nelson — First Rose of Spring
Featured Song: "Don't Let the Old Man In"
4. Pop Smoke — Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon
Featured Song: "Got It On Me"
5. Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience — To Know Without Knowing
Featured Song: "To Know Without Knowing"
6. Boris — NO
Featured Songs: "Temple of Hatred" and "Interlude"

Other notable releases for July 3: Cuddle Magic — Bath; Dream Wife — So When You Gonna; Gucci Mane — So Icy Summer; Lamin Fofana — Blues; Paul Weller — On Sunset; Too Much — Club Emotion.

Jul 03 2020

31mins

Play

NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of June

Podcast cover
Read more
From the foreboding final track of Run The Jewels' RTJ4 to pianist Jenny Lin's heart-soothing Philip Glass performance to SAULT's timely Untitled (Black Is), hear the voices of the NPR Music staff share their picks.

Jul 01 2020

57mins

Play

New Music Friday: June 26

Podcast cover
Read more

This week's "best new albums" shortlist includes the genre-defying sounds of Arca, Carlos Niño & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson's transporting improvisations, HAIM, sacred soul and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Bad Moves — Untenable
Featured Song: "Local Radio"
2. Arca — KiCk i
Featured Song: "Riquiqui"
3. Becca Mancari — The Greatest Part
Featured Song: "The First Time"
4. Carlos Niño & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson — Chicago Waves
Featured Song: "Part VI-Into Eternity"
5. HAIM — Women in Music Pt. III
Featured Songs: "Los Angeles" and "Man From the Magazine"
6. Dedicated Men of Zion — Can't Turn Me Around
Featured Song: "Down Here Lord"
7. Khruangbin — Mordechai
Featured Song: "Time (You and I)"
8. Derrick Hodge — Color of Noize
Featured Song: "You Could Have Stayed"

Other notable releases for June 26: Angela Muñoz & Adrian Younge — Introspection; BOYO — Where Have All My Friends Gone?; Brian McKnight — Exodus; Gabriel Olafs — Piano Works; Gordi — Our Two Skins; HUM — Inlet; Japandroids — Massey F** Hall; Jessie Ware — What's Your Pleasure?; Maceo Parker — Soul Food Cooking With Maceo; Nana Grizol — South Somewhere Else; Ray LaMontagne — Monovision; Tenille Townes — The Lemonade Stand.

Jun 26 2020

37mins

Play

The Best New Artists Of 2020 (So Far)

Podcast cover
Read more
There are way more new artists with stunning debuts this year than we could ever fit on a single show. But on this week's All Songs Considered, we share some of the standouts of 2020 (so far).

Featured Artists And Songs:

1. Coriky: "Clean Kill" from Coriky
2. Rina Sawayama: "STFU!" from Sawayama
3. Tenci: "Joy" from My Heart Is An Open Field
4. THICK: "Mansplain" from 5 Years Behind
5. Katie Pruitt: "Grace Has a Gun" from Expectations
6. Buscabulla: "Vámono" from Regresa
7. Asher Gamedze: "Siyabulela" from Dialectic Soul
8. Christian Lee Hutson: "Atheist" from Beginners
9. Eve Owen: "Bluebird" from Don't Let the Ink Dry
10. Jonah Mutono: "The Low" from GERG

Keep up with the latest from NPR Music by signing up for our newsletter at npr.org/musicnewsletter. We only send it out once a week and it's a great way to stay in touch.

Jun 23 2020

38mins

Play

New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On June 19

Podcast cover
Read more
Our shortlist of the week's best new albums includes a celebration of love from John Legend, a stunning release from Phoebe Bridgers, a long-lost Neil Young record, the Malian singer Oumou Sangaré and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Phantom Planet — Devastator
Featured Song: "Time Moves On"
2. John Legend — Bigger Love
Featured Song: "Ooh Laa"
3. Phoebe Bridgers — Punisher
Featured Songs: "Punisher" and "I Know The End"
4. Roy Ayers, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad - JID 002
5. Bob Dylan — Rough and Rowdy Ways
Featured Song: "Goodbye Jimmy Reed"
6. Neil Young — Homegrown
Featured Song: "Separate Ways"
7. Oumou Sangaré — Acoustic
Featured Song: "Diaraby Nene"

Other notable releases for June 19: Braids — Shadow Offering; Don Bryant — You Make Me Feel; Gabby Bryant — GOLDMINE; Owen — The Avalanche; Sault — Untitled; Teyana Taylor — The Album; Wire — 10:20; Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile — Not Our First Goat Rodeo

Jun 19 2020

33mins

Play

New Mix: H.E.R., Shamir, Gracie And Rachel, More

Podcast cover
Read more
This week's must-hear mix from All Songs Considered includes music inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, a quarantine anthem, a track that draws on field recordings of bats and more.

Featured Tracks:
1. Shamir "On My Own" (Single)
2. H.E.R. "I Can't Breathe" (Single)
3. A.O. Gerber "Old Blue" from Another Place to Need
4. Gracie and Rachel "Ideas" (Single)
5. Hania Rani "Buka" from Home
6. Eluvium "Dusk Tempi" from Field Works: Ultrasonic

Stay in touch with NPR Music for the latest on Tiny Desks, new music, interviews and more with our weekly newsletter. Sign up at www.npr.org/musicnewsletter

Jun 17 2020

34mins

Play

New Music Friday: June 12

Podcast cover
Read more
From new jazz albums from Ambrose Akinmusire and Norah Jones to soothing works from Gia Margaret, Eighth Blackbird and Noveller, here are the best new albums out on June 12.

Featured Albums:
1. Ambrose Akinmusire — on the tender spot of every calloused moment
Featured Song: "Tide of Hyacinth"
2. Jehnny Beth — To Love Is To Live
Featured Song: "Innocence"
3. Gia Margaret — Mia Gargaret
Featured Songs: "Body" and "Lesson"
4. Chloe x Halle — Ungodly Hour
Featured Song: "Baby Girl"
5. Eighth Blackbird — Singing In The Dead Of Night
Featured Songs: "These Broken Wings" and "Singing In The Dead Of Night"
6. Naeem — Startisha
Featured Songs: "Simulation" and "You And I"
7. Norah Jones — Pick Me Up Off The Floor
Featured Song: "Hurts To Be Alone"
8. Noveller — Arrow
Featured Song: "Pre-fabled"

Notable releases for June 5: The Prison Music Project — Long Time Gone; Katie Malco — Failures; Groupe RTD — The Dancing Devils Of Djibouti; Hinds — The Prettiest Curse; Daniel Carter, Matthew Shipp, William Parker & Gerald Cleaver — Welcome Adventure Vol. 1

Notable releases for June 12: GoGo Penguin — GoGo Penguin; Coriky — Coriky; Sammy Brue — Crash Test Kid; Momma — Two Of Me

Jun 12 2020

47mins

Play

Music For Right Now

Podcast cover
Read more
On this week's All Songs Considered, we listen as thoughtful musicians express their utter frustrations and fears in the aftermath of George Floyd's death at the hands of the Minneapolis police.

1. Gary Clark Jr. and The Roots, "This Land (Remix)" (feat. Black Thought)
2. Chloë Nixon, "I Can't Breathe"
3. Fantastic Negrito, "How Long?"
4. Leon Bridges, "Sweeter" (feat. Terrace Martin)
5. Mickey Guyton, "Black Like Me"

Stay in touch with NPR Music for the latest on Tiny Desks, new music, interviews and more with our weekly newsletter. Sign up at www.npr.org/musicnewsletter

Jun 10 2020

29mins

Play

New Music Friday: Run The Jewels

Podcast cover
Read more
We break format on this week's show for a deeper discussion of RTJ4, an album that speaks directly to both current and historic racism in America, police violence and systemic oppression.

Jun 05 2020

30mins

Play

NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of May

Podcast cover
Read more
At the end of every month, the NPR Music team picks their favorite albums and songs. Their passions vary widely, from Atlanta rapper Deante' Hitchcock to Australian ambient artist Madeleine Cocolas.

Jun 01 2020

42mins

Play

New Music Friday: May 29

Podcast cover
Read more
If there's a common theme to the best new albums out this week, it's joy, from the relentlessly jubilant rock of the band Vistas, to singer Nicole Atkins' love letter to the Jersey Shore.

Featured Albums:
1. Vistas — Everything Changes in the End
Featured Song: "Sucker"
2. Nicole Atkins — Italian Ice
Featured Song: "Captain"
3. Ondara — Folk N Roll Vol. 1 - Tales of Isolation
Featured Song: "Mr. Landlord"
4. Jaime Wyatt — Neon Cross
Featured Song: "Neon Cross"
5. 2nd Grade — Hit to Hit
Featured Songs: "Baby's First Words" and "Something I'll Have To Remember"
6. Christian Lee Hutson — Beginners
Featured Song: "Atheist"
7. Teddy Thompson — Heartbreaker Please
Featured Song: "Why Wait"
8. Jake Blount — Spider Tales
Featured Song: "Move, Daniel"

Other notable releases for May 29: David Grubbs & Taku Unami — Comet Meta; Deerhoof — Future Teenage Cave Artists; Diana Ross — Supertonic; Diplo — Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil; Flying Lotus — Flamagra Instrumentals; Hania Rani — Home; Inventions — Continuous Portrait; Kip Moore — Wild World; Lady Gaga — Chromatica; Prince — Up All Nite With Prince.

May 29 2020

32mins

Play

Artists We Love Cover Songs They Love

Podcast cover
Read more
This week's new mix from All Songs Considered is all cover tunes, featuring musicians we love paying tribute to artists they love.

1. Jay Som "Lucy" from Soccer Mommy & Friends Singles Series
2. Soccer Mommy "I Think You're Alright" from Soccer Mommy & Friends Singles Series
3. Margaret Glaspy "Mythological Beauty"
4. Lucy Dacus "Tom Courtenay"
5. Sharon Van Etten "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding? [feat. Josh Homme]"
6 Caroline Spence "The Middle"
7. Palehound "Something On Your Mind"
8. Joseph Shabason "Gymnopedia No. 1"

Stay in touch with NPR Music for the latest on Tiny Desks, new music, interviews and more with our weekly newsletter. Sign up at www.npr.org/musicnewsletter

May 26 2020

54mins

Play

New Music Friday: May 22

Podcast cover
Read more
The best albums out this week include The 1975's sprawling masterpiece, Notes On A Conditional Form, the return of Indigo Girls, The Airborne Toxic Event, the rapper Gunna and more.

May 22 2020

27mins

Play

New Mix: Memorable Musical Discoveries, From Muzz To Lou Canon

Podcast cover
Read more
At a time when every day can feel the same, on this week's All Songs Considered you can meet someone new, with a mix of memorable music discoveries.

1. Muzz: "Red Western Sky" from Muzz
2. Liza Anne: "Bad Vacation" from Bad Vacation
3. Katie Von Schleicher "Brutality" from Consummation
4. Lou Canon "M.O.T.R." from Audomatic Body
5. Trespassers William "Winterstorms"
6. Asher Gamedze "Siyabulela" from Dialectic Soul

Stay in touch with NPR Music for the latest on Tiny Desks, new music, interviews and more with our weekly newsletter. Sign up at www.npr.org/musicnewsletter

May 19 2020

32mins

Play

New Music Friday: May 15

Podcast cover
Read more
Charli XCX's how i'm feeling now made entirely while quarantined, leads our shortlist of the week's best new albums, along with Jason Isbell, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Perfume Genius and more.

May 15 2020

34mins

Play

Kraftwerk's Remarkable Journey — And Where It Took Us

Podcast cover
Read more
On this edition of All Songs Considered, we take a musical journey honoring the genius of Kraftwerk's Florian Schneider, who died May 6, just a few days after turning 73.

The German electronic band was like no other in the 1970s, with their pulsing electronic music and songs about the intersection of man and machines. Music writer Geeta Dayal and I play the band's career-defining songs from this group, a foursome that influenced everyone from David Bowie to Prince and '80s new wave while laying the groundwork for electronica and EDM.

1. "Autobahn" from Autobahn (1974)
2. "Radioactivity" from Radio-Activity (1975)
3. "Trans-Europe Express" from Trans-Europe Express (1977)
4. "Neon Lights" from The Man-Machine (1978)
5. "Computer World" from Computer World (1981)
6. "Tour de France" single (1983)

May 14 2020

32mins

Play

Little Richard's Life In 10 Songs

Podcast cover
Read more
On this special edition of All Songs Considered, we look back at the life of rock and roll pioneer Little Richard through 10 of the defining songs of his career.

NPR Music Senior Director Lauren Onkey joins host Bob Boilen as they play singles from the early '50s up through his 1970 album, The Rill Thing.

1. "Tutti Frutti" (1955)
2. "Long Tall Sally (The Thing)" (1956)
3. "Get Rich Quick" (1952)
4. "Slippin' and Slidin' (Peepin' and Hidin')" (1956)
5. "The Girl Can't Help It" (1956)
6. "Lucille" (1957)
7. "Keep A Knockin' " (1957)
8. "Every Time I Feel The Spirit" (1960)
9. "I Don't Know What You've Got" (1965)
10. "Freedom Blues" (1970)

May 11 2020

51mins

Play

New Music Friday: May 8

Podcast cover
Read more
Our shortlist of the best new albums out this week includes a debut solo release from Paramore's Hayley Williams, the latest from R&B singer Kehlani, rapper Bishop Nehru and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Hayley Williams — Petals For Armor
Featured Song: "Simmer"
2. Blake Mills — Mutable Set
Featured Song: "Money is the One True God"
3. Buscabulla — Regresa
Featured Song: "Mío"
4. Mark Lanegan — Straight Songs of Sorrow
Featured Song: "This Game of Love"
5. Chelsea Williams — Beautiful and Strange
Featured Song: "Beautiful and Strange"
6. Kehlani — It Was Good Until It Wasn't
Featured Song: "Grieving"
7. Eve Owen — Don't Let The Ink Dry
Featured Song: "Mother"
8. Bishop Nehru — Nehruvia: My Disregarded Thoughts
Featured Song: "Too Lost"
9. Cyrillus Kreek — The Suspended Harp of Babel
Featured Song: "From Heaven Above to Earth I Come"

Other notable releases out on May 8: Beauty Pill — Please Advise; Hailee Steinfeld — Half-Written Story; Phenomenal Handclap Band — Do What You Like; Same — Plastic Western; Shakey Graves — Look Alive; Shiner — Schadenfreude.

May 08 2020

36mins

Play

iTunes Ratings

1952 Ratings
Average Ratings
1336
281
140
78
117

One of my favorites

By SayitaintLouis - Jul 03 2019
Read more
My favorite way to find new music.

New Tunes

By Crashem73 - Jun 28 2019
Read more
I enjoy this program immensely.