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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.)

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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.)

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One of my favorites

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My favorite way to find new music.

New Tunes

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

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1952 Ratings
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1336
281
140
78
117

One of my favorites

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

New Tunes

By Crashem73 - Jun 28 2019
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I enjoy this program immensely.
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All Songs Considered

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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

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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

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

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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

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Rank #3: New Music Friday: Sep. 13

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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

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Rank #4: The Year In Music 2017

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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

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Rank #5: The Year In Music 2018

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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

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Rank #6: SXSW 2018 Preview

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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

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Rank #7: New Music Friday: March 16

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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Rank #12: The Songs That Got You Through School

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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

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Rank #13: What Makes A Great Album Last?

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The season of list-making, specifically (for us) lists about the year's best music, is rapidly descending. But before the craziness begins over who had the best album or song in 2017, we thought we'd look back at some of our previous top-ten lists to see if they even hold up. As you can imagine, some albums we once thought were great have since lost their luster, while others haven't aged a day. This got us wondering: Why? And what, exactly, makes a great album last? When an album doesn't stand the test of time does it mean we missed something the first time we heard it, years earlier? Or could it only exist in a specific time and place? On this edition of the program, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by NPR Music's Stephen Thompson and Marissa Lorusso to look back at some of the albums we've loved over the decades, to relive what was great about them... and to wince at the ones that haven't held up as well.

Nov 14 2017

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Rank #14: 8 New Artists To Watch In 2018

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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

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Rank #15: New Mix: Thom Yorke, Wynton Marsalis, Ride, Overcoats, More

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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

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Rank #16: Your Favorite New Artists Of The Year (So Far)

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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

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Rank #17: New Mix: MGMT, Courtney Barnett And Kurt Vile, More

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MGMT, the psych-pop duo behind one of the decade's best earworms, is back with its first new music in four years. "Little Dark Age," is the title track to their 2018 album, and it's a pulsing, synthesized meditation on the age of anxiety over a world coming apart. Full playlist: 1. Dark Rooms: "I Get Overwhelmed," 2. MGMT: "Little Dark Age," 3. Susanne Sundfør: "Reincarnation," 4. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile: "Blue Cheese," 5. Howard: "Mother's Wedding"

Oct 17 2017

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Rank #18: The Greatest Songs By 21st Century Women+

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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

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Rank #19: 2019 SXSW Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Discoveries

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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

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Rank #20: New Mix: The 1975, Nothing, Laurie Anderson, More

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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

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Radiohead's Ed O'Brien Talks About His New Album, 'Earth'

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In a conversation with All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen, Ed O'Brien reveals how he made Earth, an album that's both boldly colorful and intimate.

Earth is an album that feels both boldly colorful and intimate — one that reflects the two landscapes that underlie this record: Brazil and Wales.

Mark Ellis, who works under the name Flood, largely produced this album. He has not only a long history of working on big productions from U2 to PJ Harvey, but also has a child in the same school as Ed O'Brien's and so the two have become close friends.

That friendship accounts for the warmth on this record. There are also some extraordinary players, including Radiohead bandmate Colin Greenwood, guitarist Adrian Utley from what Ed calls the other "head" band, Portishead, drums from Omar Hakim and Wilco's Glenn Kotche, bassist Nathan East, singer and guitarist Laura Marling and the list goes on.

On March 23, Ed O'Brien posted on social media that he most likely had the coronavirus but was expecting a full recovery. Our conversation on April 2 begins with an update on his health.

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Apr 07 2020

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New Music Friday: April 3

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Our picks for this week's best new albums include the latest from Thundercat, M. Ward, country singers Ashley McBryde and Sam Hunt, ambient cello tunes from Clarice Jensen and more.

Featured Albums:
1. M. Ward — Migration Stories
Featured Song: "Unreal City"
2. Ashley McBryde — Never Will
Featured Song: "Martha Divine"
3. NNAMDÏ — BRAT
Featured Song: "Salut"
4. Wilma Archer — A Western Circular
Featured Songs: "Last Sniff" and "Killing Crab"
5. Thundercat — It Is What It Is
Featured Song: "Fair Chance"
6. Clarice Jensen — The Experience of Repetition as Death
Featured Song: "Day Tonight:
7. Anna Burch — If You're Dreaming
Featured Song: "Can't Sleep"
8. Sam Hunt — Southside
Featured Song: "Hard to Forget"

Other notable albums out on April 3: All Time Low — Wake Up Sunshine; Born Ruffians — JUICE; Caleb Caudle — Better Hurry Up; Ellis — Born Again; The Lovely Eggs — I Am Moron; Nina Simone — Fodder On My Wings; Peel Dream Magazine — Agitprop Alterna; Purity Ring — Womb; Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn — Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn; Yves Tumor — Heaven to a Tortured Mind.

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Apr 03 2020

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Old Songs, New Meanings

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Listening to music during this pandemic has cast new light on old familiar tunes. Here's a listener-curated mix-tape of songs whose lyrics have an eerie — or comforting — connection to our current crisis.

Mar 31 2020

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New Music Friday: March 27

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It's another super-packed release week, with stellar new albums from Pearl Jam, Sufjan Stevens, the producer Knxwledge, Little Dragon and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Pearl Jam — Gigaton
Featured Song: "Quick Escape"
2. Clem Snide — Forever Just Beyond
Featured Song: "Roger Ebert"
3. Little Dragon — New Me, Same Us
Featured Song: "Are You Feeling Sad?"
4. Sufjan Stevens and Lowell Brams — Aporia
Featured Songs: "Ousia," "Agathon" and "Misology"
5. Somni — Home
Featured Song: "Home"
6. Lilly Hiatt — Walking Proof
Featured Song: "P-Town"
7. Knxwledge — 1988
Featured Song: "Don't Be Afraid"
8. Orion Sun — Hold Space for Me
Featured Song: "Grim Reaper"
9. Jacaszek — Music for Film
Featured Song: "The Iron Bridge"

Other notable releases for March 27: 5 Seconds of Summer — Calm; Basia Bulat — Are You In Love?; Bon Iver — Blood Bank 10th Anniversary Edition; Brian Fallon — Local Honey; Brooklyn Rider — Healing Modes; Cable Ties — Far Enough; Catholic Action — Celebrated by Strangers; Gold Cage — Social Crutch; Half Waif — The Caretaker; In this Moment — Mother; Jim Lauderdale — When Carolina Comes Home Again; Jessie Reyez — Before Love Came to Kill Us; Joyner Lucas — ADHD, Lakecia Benjamin — Pursuance: The Coltranes; Margaret Glaspy — Devotion; The Orb — Abolition of the Royal Familia; San Fermin — The Cormorant I & II; Vanessa Carlton — Love is an Art; Vikingur Olafsson — Debussy - Rameau; Waxahatchee — Saint Cloud.

Mar 27 2020

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Roger And Brian Eno Reveal How They Made Their Tranquil New Album Together

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The two brothers describe their first-ever album together as a kind of art project — Roger composed the music and Brian added all the color. "Roger is a landscape painter," says Brian, "and I'm an abstract expressionist."

Mar 24 2020

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New Music Friday: March 20

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Finally, some good news! J Balvin's Colores is here, along with The Weeknd's mysterious After Hours, dance therapy from TOKiMONSTA and more, all on our shortlist of the week's best new albums.

Featured Albums:
1. J Balvin — Colores
Featured Song: "Amarillo"
2. The Weeknd — After Hours
Featured Song: "After Hours"
3. TOKiMONSTA — Oasis Nocturno
Featured Song: "Get Me Some"
4. Ian William Craig — Red Sun Through Smoke
Featured Songs: "Weight" and "Condx QRN"
5. Becca Stevens — Wonderbloom
Featured Song: "I Wish"
6. Yael Naim — nightsongs
7. Kelsea Ballerini — Kelsea
Featured Song: "Half of my Hometown"

Other notable releases for March 20: Adam Lambert — Velvet; Brian and Roger Eno — Mixing Colours; Conan Gray — Kid Krow; Delta Rae — The Light; Gordon Lightfoot — SOLO; The Legendary Ingramettes — Take a Look in the Book; Låpsley — Through Water; Mapache — From Liberty Street; Moaning -- Uneasy Laughter; Sea Wolf — Through a Dark Wood; Tower of Power — Step Up.

Mar 20 2020

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What We'll Miss At SXSW This Year

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For the first time in more than 30 years ago, SXSW isn't happening. But we still listened to hundreds of bands that were supposed to play in Austin this week and made some great discoveries.

On this episode of All Songs Considered we share just a fraction of our favorite discoveries, including the German electro-pop band, Cosby, the UK singer-songwriter Luke De-Sciscio and the Nigerian singer and rapper known as Rema.

Playlist:
1. Cosby: "Follow the Leader"
2. Luke De-Sciscio: "I'm A Dream Fighting Out Of A Man"
3. Katie Malco: "Creatures"
4. Akineymi: "Seaworld"
5. Höröyá: "Dogon"
6. Black Country, New Road: "Sunglasses"
7. S.G. Goodman: "The Way I Talk"
8. Totemo: "Origami"
9. Chelsea Williams: "Red Flag"
10. Boyo: "Backseat Driver"
11. Shards: "Summer Sickness"
12. Rema: "Lady"

Mar 16 2020

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New Music Friday: March 13

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One Direction singer Niall Horan is back with a new solo album, Big Freedia gets 'Louder' and The Flaming Lips team up with Deap Valley for a gritty new psych-rock project.

Featured Albums:
1. Niall Horan — Heartbreak Weather
Featured Song: "Nice to Meet Ya"
2. Big Freedia — Louder
Featured Song: "Chasing Rainbows"
3. JFDR — New Dreams
Featured Song: "Think Too Fast"
4. Dogleg — Melee
Featured Song: "Fox"
5. Caitlyn Smith — Supernova
Featured Song: "I Don't Want To Love You Anymore"
6. Porridge Radio — Every Bad
Featured Songs: "Sweet" and "Lilac"
7. Deap Lips — Deap Lips
Featured Song: "Hope Hell High"
8. Hilary Woods — Birthmarks
Featured Songs: "Through the Dark, Love" and "Mud and Stones"
9. Shabaka and the Ancestors — We Are Sent Here by History
Featured Song: "You've Been Called"
10. Code Orange — Underneath
Featured Song: "The Easy Way"

Other notable albums out on March 13: The Bombpops — Death in Venice Beach; The Boomtown Rats — Citizens of Boomtown; The Districts — You Know I'm Not Going Anywhere; Four Tet — Sixteen Oceans; Grouplove — Healer; Honeycutt — Coasting; Peter Bjorn and John — Endless Dream; Sam Doores — Sam Doores; Ultraista — Sister; Yumi Zouma — Truth or Consequence.

Mar 13 2020

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New Mix: Car Seat Headrest, Anna Calvi, Wire, More

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This week's must-hear mix includes the veteran English art-rock group Wire, singer Anna Calvi's reworking of "Don't Beat the Girl out of My Boy, the return of Car Seat Headrest and more.

Playlist:
1. Anna Calvi: "Don't Beat the Girl out of My Boy" (feat. Courtney Barnett) from Hunted
2. Ohmme: "3 2 4 3" from Fantasize Your Ghost
3. Wire: "Cactused" from Mind Hive
4. Car Seat Headrest: "Can't Cool Me Down" (Single)
5. Alex the Astronaut: "I Think You're Great" (Single)
6. Beatuty Pill: "J.T.S. Study No. 1" from Sorry You're Here

Mar 11 2020

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New Music Friday: March 6

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Our sprint through the best albums out this week includes the latest from R&B singer Jhené Aiko, Phantogram, singer Mandy Moore's first new music in a decade, Swamp Dogg, Cornershop and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Phantogram — Ceremony
Featured Song: "Love Me Now"
2. Pantha Du Prince — Conference of Trees
Featured Song: "Transparent Tickle Shining Glace"
3. Mandy Moore — Silver Landings
Featured Song: "Forgiveness"
4. Jhené Aiko — Chilombo
Featured Song: "Happiness Over Everything"
5. Nadia Reid — Out of My Province
Featured Song: "Get the Devil Out"
6. Stephen Malkmus — Traditional Techniques
Featured Song: "Xian Man"
7. Caroline Rose — Superstar
Featured Song: "Do You Think We'll Last Forever"
8. Swamp Dogg — Sorry You Couldn't Make It
Featured Song: "Please Let Me Go 'Round Again"
9. Cornershop — England is a Garden
Featured Song: "No Rock: Save In Roll"
10. THICK — 5 Years Behind
Featured Song: "Mansplain"

Other notable releases for March 6: Anna Calvi — Hunted; CocoRosie — Put the Shine On; Disq — Collector; Esmé Patterson — There Will Come Soft Rains; Grafh — The Oracle III; José James — No Beginning No End 2; Noel Gallagher's High-Flying Birds — Blue Moon Rising; Overcoats — The Fight; Riz Ahmed — The Long Goodbye; U.S. Girls — Heavy Light; Worriers — You Or Someone You Know.

Mar 06 2020

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New Mix: Dirty Projectors, Radiohead's Ed O'Brien, African Head Charge, More

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This week's must-hear mix of songs includes a sunny new track from Dirty Projectors, new solo music from Radiohead's Ed O'Brien and several curiosities from NPR Music's striking Viking, Lars Gotrich.

Playlist:
1. Coriky: "Clean Kill" from Coriky
2. Azusa: "Detach" from Loop of Yesterdays
3. African Head Charge: "Dub Some More" (Single)
4. Ricardo Richaid: "Largado Nu" from Travesseiro Feliz
5. Dirty Projectors: "Overlord" (Single)
6. Big Blood: "Providence" from Do You Wanna Have A Skeleton Dream?
7. Ed O'Brien: "Shangri-La" from Earth

Mar 03 2020

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New Music Friday: Feb. 28

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Our shortlist of the best albums out this week includes Caribou's first new full-length in five years, the rapper G Herbo's PTSD, a career-spanning celebration from Brazilian legend Sergio Mendes and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Carbiou — Suddenly
Featured Songs: "Home" and "Lime"
2. Real Estate — The Main Thing
Featured Song: "You"
3. G Herbo — PTSD
Featured Song: "Gangsta's Cry"
4. Kyshona Armstrong — Listen
Featured Song: "Fear"
5. Hailey Whitters — The Dream
Featured Song: "10 Year Town"
6. Sérgio Mendes — In the Key of Joy
Featured Song: "Bora Lá"
7. Kassa Overall — I Think I'm Good
Featured Song: "Darkness In Mind"
8. Ratboys — Printer's Devil
Featured Song: "Look To"
9. Thomas Adès — Adès Conducts Adès (Concerto for Piano and Orchestra)
Featured Songs: Excerpts from the third and second movements

Other notable releases for Feb. 28: Angelica Garcia — Cha Cha Palace; Ellen Fullman — In the Sea; Sierra Hull — 25 Trips; Soccer Mommy — Color Theory

Feb 28 2020

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New Mix: Jay Som, Moon Hooch, Ada Lea, More

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This week's must-hear mix includes the mind-blowing sax band Moon Hooch, guitarist-singer Jay Som, whose latest builds to a fever pitch, and new discoveries from Wednesday, Momma and more.

Playlist:
1. Wednesday: "Fate Is"
2. Momma: "Double Dare"
3. Moon Hooch: "Candlelight"
4. Ellis: "Fall Apart"
5. Jay Som: "A Thousand Words"
6. Ada Lea: "woman, here"
7. Shabaka & the Ancestors: "Go My Heart, Go To Heaven"

Feb 25 2020

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New Music Friday: Feb. 21

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New albums from the K-pop band BTS, Grimes and Best Coast are among our picks for this week's best new releases.

Featured Albums:
1. BTS — 'Map of the Soul: 7'
Featured Song: "On"
2. Grimes — 'Miss_Anthrop0cene)'
Featured Song: "You'll Miss Me When I'm Not Around"
3. Best Coast — 'Always Tomorrow'
Featured Song: "Rollercoaster"
4. Royce da 5'9" — 'The Allegory'
Featured Songs: "Overcomer" and "Mr. Grace"
5. Katie Pruitt — 'Expectations'
Featured Song: "Normal"
6. Moses Sumney — 'græ: Part 1'
Featured Songs: "Conveyor" and "Gagarin"
7. Agnes Obel — 'Myopia'
Featured Song: "Camera's Rolling"
8. King Krule — 'Man Alive!'
Featured Song: "Stoned Again"
9. Klangstof — 'The Noise You Make is Silent'
Featured Song: "Blank Page"

Other notable releases for Feb. 21: Banoffee — Look at Us Now Dad; Greg Dulli — Random Desire; Guided by Voices — Surrender Your Poppy Field; MILCK: Into Gold; Ozzy Osbourne — Ordinary Man; Sarah Harmer — Are You Gone; Six Organs of Admittance — Companion Rises; Wilsen — Ruiner.

Feb 21 2020

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Breathe Deeply: Music To Quiet The Mind And Inspire

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We premiere a new song from Roger and Brian Eno, plus the ambient sounds of Jon Hopkins, Skylar Gudasz and more artists who offer a soothing mix to slow the blood, calm the nerves and inspire the mind.

Playlist:
1. Jon Hopkins: "Scene Suspended" (Single)
2. Roger & Brian Eno: "Celeste" from Mixing Colours
3. Lambert: "Vienna" from True
4. Ian Urbina & Teen Daze: "Reel In (Sea Slavery)" from Pure Water
5. Niklas Paschburg: "Duvet" from Svalbard
6. Skylar Gudasz: "Actress" (Single)

Feb 19 2020

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New Music Friday: Feb. 14

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Tame Impala, the K-pop band Monsta X and a new solo album from Nathaniel Rateliff top our shortlist for this week's best new releases.

Featured Albums:
1. Tame Impala — 'The Slow Rush'
Featured Song: "Is It True?"
2. Monsta X — 'All About Luv'
Featured Song: "Someone's Someone"
3. The Ballroom Thieves — 'Unlovely'
Featured Song: "Unlovely"
4. Carly Pearce — 'Carly Pearce'
Featured Song: "Call Me"
5. The Heliocentrics — 'Infinity of Now'
Featured Song: "People Wake Up!"
6. Nathaniel Rateliff — 'And It's Still Alright'
Featured Song: "Mavis"
7. Moses Boyd — 'Dark Matter'
Featured Songs: "Dancing in the Dark" and "Shades of You"
8. Beach Bunny — Honeymoon
Featured Song: "Colorblind"

Other notable releases for Feb 14: Bambara — Stray; Cindy Lee — What's Tonight to Eternity?; DRAMA — Dance Without Me; EDEN — No Future; Habibi — Anywhere But Here; Huey Lewis and the News — Weather; Justin Bieber — Changes; Katie Gately — Loom; Noah Gundersen — A Raven and a Dove; Puss N Boots — Sister; Tami Neilson — Chickaboom!; Tennis — Swimmer; yMusic — Ecstatic Science.

Feb 14 2020

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The Love Song I Wish I'd Written

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As we barrel toward Valentine's Day, M. Ward, Phoebe Bridgers, Perfume Genius, Raveena and more musicians share the love songs they wish they'd written.

1. Torres' Pick: "Hounds of Love" by Kate Bush
2. Matt Berninger's Pick: "Don't Know How to Keep Loving You" by Julia Jacklin
3. Perfume Genius' Pick: "Consummation" by Nina Simone
4. Amelia Meath's Pick: "Romeo and Juliet" by Dire Straits
5. Raveena's Pick: "Drunk" by Dijon
6. Phoebe Bridgers' Pick: "First Day of My Life" by Bright Eyes
7. Conor Oberst's Pick: "Lovesong" by The Cure
8. M. Ward's Pick: "Baby, I Love You" by The Ramones
9. Waxahatchee's: "Not Given Lightly" by Chris Knox

Feb 12 2020

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New Music Friday: Feb. 7

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Our list of the best new albums out this week includes the "garage country" of Aubrie Sellers, former Belle and Sebastian singer Isobel Campbell's first solo album in 14 years, Frazey Ford and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Nada Surf — Never Not Together
Featured Song: "Come Get Me"
2. Aubrie Sellers — Far From Home
Featured Song: "Glad"
3. Elkhorn — The Storm Sessions
4. Envy — The Fallen Crimson
Featured Song: "Swaying Leaves and Scattering Breath"
5. Frazey Ford — U Kin Be The Sun
Featured Song: "Azad"
6. Hamerkop — Remote
Featured Song: "The Splendor That Was Rome"
7. Isobel Campbell — There is No Other
Featured Song: "Below Zero"
8. Steve Spacek — Houses
Featured Song: "Higher Place"
9. Spanish Love Songs — Brave Faces Everyone
Featured Song: "Routine Pain"
10. William Prince — Reliever
Featured Song: "Wasted"

Other notable releases for Febl 7: Antibalas — Fu Chronicles; Ásgeir --Bury the Moon; Boldy James and The Alchemist — The Price of Tea in China; Cheerleader — Almost Forever; The Cadillac Three — Country Fuzz; Christopher Paul Stelling — Best of Luck; Darling West — We'll Never Know Unless We Try; Gil Scott-Heron & Makaya McCraven — We're New Again; Green Day — Father of All; Iyla — Other Ways to Vent; Kat Edmonson — Dreamers Do; Khruangbin & Leon Bridges — Texas Sun; La Roux — Supervision; The Lone Bellow — Half Moon Light; Oh Wonder — No One Can Wear Your Crown; Sepultura — Quadra; Shopping — All or Nothing.

Feb 07 2020

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New Mix: Tré Burt, Sevdaliza, The Homesick, Deserta, More

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This week's mix of essential new songs includes sonic adventures from the Dutch artists Sevdaliza and The Homesick, the folk singer Tré Burt, hazy, loud guitars from Deserta and more.

Playlist:
1. Sevdaliza: "Oh My God" (Single)
2. Down Time: "Not a Complicated Person" (Single)
3. Deserta: "Hide" from 'Black Aura My Sun'
4. Tré Burt: "Real You" from 'Caught It from the Rye'
5. Disq: "Daily Routine" from 'Collector'
6. The Homesick: "Male Bonding" from 'The Big Exercise'
7. Gang of Four: "At Home He's A Tourist" from 'Entertainment!'

Feb 04 2020

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New Music Friday: Our Top 10 Albums Out On Jan. 31

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Torres, Kesha, Drive-By Truckers, the British folk singer Sam Lee and more make our shortlist for this week's best new albums.

Featured Albums:
1. Drive-By Truckers — The Unraveling
Featured Songs: "Armageddon's Back In Town" and "21st Century USA"
2. Kesha — High Road
Featured Song: "The Potato Song (Cuz I Want To)"
3. Torres — Silver Tongue
Featured Songs: "Good Grief" and "Last Forrest"
4. Frances Quinlan — LIkewise
Featured Song: "A Secret"
5. Rafiq Bhatia — Standars Vol. 1
Featured Song: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
6. Poliça — When We Stay Alive
Featured Song: "Fold Up"
7. Sam Lee — Old Wow
Featured Song: "Lay This Body Down"
8. Son Little — Aloha
Featured Song: "O Clever One"
9. Squirrel Flower — I Was Born Swimming
Featured Song: "Streetlight Blues"
10. Walter Martin — The World At Night
Featured Song: "Hey Joe"

Other notable releases for Jan. 31: Andras — Joyful; Ben Watt — Storm Damage; Dan Deacon — Mystic Familiar; Destroyer — Have We Met?; Freddie Gibbs and Madlib — Bandana Beats; Jose Feliciano — Behind This Guitar; Lil Wayne — Funeral; Meghan Trainor — Treat Myself; Neneh Cherry — Raw Like Sushi (30th Anniversary Edition); Squarepusher — Be Up A Hello; Tall Tall Trees — A Wave Of Golden Things; Tre Burt — Caught it From the Rye.

Jan 31 2020

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