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.)

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 …

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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 — …
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 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\. …
Music For Right Now June 10, 2020
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" …
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.
From the Atlanta rapper Deante' Hitchcock to the Australian ambient artist Madeleine Cocolas, hear the music closest to our staff right now.
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 …
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 …
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.
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" …
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.
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 …
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 …
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: …
This week's _All Songs_ _Considered_ includes a surprise drop from Big Thief, a sonic journey from The Decemberists' Chris Funk and some great unknowns. **Featured Songs And Artists:** 1\. Big Thief: "Love in Mine" _ _2\. Samia: "Is There Something in the Movies?" _ _3\. serpentwithfeet: "Psychic" from _Apparition _ …
The best new albums out this week include an upside down sound from Car Seat Headrest, the technicolor world of Chicano Batman, a mind-blowing debut from actor Caleb Landry Jones and more. Featured Albums: 1\. Car Seat Headrest — Making a Door Less Open Featured Songs: "Hollywood" and "There Must …
The Best Of April, 2020 April 30, 2020
NPR Music staff pick the music they love best for April 2020. "Dreamsicle" by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, "Only the Strong" from Laura Marling, "Pringle Creek" from Ellis, "Blissful Morning Dream Interpretation Melody" from Discovery Zone, "Como un Dragón" from Rita Indiana, "Look Alive" from Moor Jewelry and …
This week's _All Songs_ _Considered_ mix has joy and words of encouragement from Lucinda Williams, a group of artists in Kentucky vowing to "Lift Up Louisville," and more. 1\. Tenci: "Joy" from _My Heart Is An Open Field _ 2\. Khruangbin: "Time (You and I)" from _Mordechai _ 3\. Protomartyr: …
The best new albums out this week include a scorcher from Lucinda Williams, a new joint from rapper Quelle Chris and Chris Keys, Sylvan Esso's first-ever live album, country singer Pam Tillis and more. **Featured Albums:** 1\. Brendan Benson — _Dear Life_ Featured Song: "I Can If You Want Me …