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.)

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_All Songs Considered_ 's Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton count down the top 20 albums of the year as selected by NPR listeners in our annual poll. The clear message in 2019? Love rules.
Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X dominated the headlines this year, but 2019 was much more than that. We look back at the music we'll remember most and the marks it left on our cultural landscape. As we listened back to the past year in music we heard a …
The soul musician behind one of the year's best albums, the heartwrenching _Jimmy Lee_ , spoke with NPR music critic Rodney Carmichael as part of NPR's Tiny Desk Fest, a special four-night series of Tiny Desk concerts at NPR's headquarters in Washington, D.C. Saadiq shared stories about his brothers' battle …
Interview: Sheryl Crow Dec. 4, 2019
Sheryl Crow had a lot to say in this Tiny Desk Fest interview with NPR pop critic Ann Powers. Every day, Sheryl Crow said at NPR's Tiny Desk Fest, she thinks about compassion. "In 2005, I got to hear the Dalai Lama speak — I was his opening act — …
The longtime leader of ELO talks with _All Songs Considered_ host Bob Boilen about his creative process, working with his heroes, like Roy Orbison, and his latest album, _From Out of Nowhere_. [Jeff Lynne](https://www.npr.org/artists/454311471/jeff-lynnes-elo) has been crafting classic rock songs for more than 50 years. Many first heard him as …
_All Songs Considered_ hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton countdown NPR listeners' favorite songs of the 2010s. The Top 25 Listener Picks: 1\. Bon Iver: "Holocene" from _Bon Iver _ 2\. Robyn: "Dancing On My Own" from _Body Talk Pt. 1 _ 3\. Sufjan Stevens: "Fourth of July" from _Carrie …
Our review of the past decade in music continues with a look at the ways music production has changed and how technology has revolutionized sound both onstage and in the studio. We begin with the role of computers in live performance. Laptops are often used to playback sounds that can't …
Our review of the past decade in music continues with a look at the ways music production has changed and how technology has revolutionized sound both onstage and in the studio. We begin with the role of computers in live performance. Laptops are often used to playback sounds that can't …
Our final New Music Friday of 2019 ends with some heavy hitters, from Beck's moody-groovy _Hyperspace_ and Coldplay's most ambitious album yet, to a batch of all-new songs from the late Leonard Cohen. **Featured Albums And Songs:** 1\. Beck — _Hyperspace _ Featured Song: "Dark Places" 2\. Anne Müller — …
This week's essential mix of new songs includes a Brian Eno remix of a Lee "Scratch" Perry tune, Red Baraat percussionist Sunny Jain, singer Jesca Hoop and more. Featured Artists And Songs: 1\. Lee "Scratch" Perry: "Here Come the Warm Dreads" from 'Heavy Rain' 2\. Sunny Jain: "Immigrant Warrior" from …
Our sprint through the best new albums out this week includes a posthumous release from rapper Lil Peep, gorgeous reflections from Bonnie "Prince" Billy, singer Mary Lambert and more. ** Featured Albums And Songs:** 1\. Milky Chance - _Mind the Moon_ Featured Songs: "Oh Mama" and "Eden's House" 2\. Brainstory …
"Despacito" was more than a popular song. It was the culmination of a decade- long rise of sociological and musical forces that eventually birthed and cemented a style now called "Latin Urban." The song went on to practically break the Internet, with a record number of YouTube views from around …
"Despacito" was more than a popular song. It was the culmination of a decade- long rise of sociological and musical forces that eventually birthed and cemented a style now called "Latin Urban." The song went on to practically break the Internet, with a record number of YouTube views from around …
In this _All Songs Considered_ guest DJ session, Joan Shelley talks about her latest album, _Like the River Loves the Sea_ and shares songs by some of the other artists who've inspired her over the years.
This week's best new albums include a solo release from Leslie Odom Jr., aka Aaron Burr from _Hamilton_ , the woozy world of FKA Twigs, country singer Luke Combs and more. **Featured Albums: ** 1\. Leslie Odom Jr. — _Mr._ 2\. Bishop Briggs — _Champion_ 3\. FKA Twigs — _Magdalene_ …
[Angel Olsen](https://www.npr.org/artists/245998397/angel-olsen) has reimagined her sound. On this edition of _All Songs Considered,_ she and her co-producer, John Congleton reveal how they did it, with the help of a 14-piece string section. "What making this record was about," says Angel Olsen, "is erasing my own thoughts about where the song …
Pianist and producer Robert Glasper is on a mission to reconnect jazz with black music. In the past decade he's helped transform the work of artists like Kendrick Lamar, Brittany Howard and more. [Glasper](https://www.npr.org/artists/15396311/robert-glasper) ended the the 2000s with an album called _Double Booked_ , which made a selling point …
Pianist and producer Robert Glasper is on a mission to reconnect jazz with black music. In the past decade he's helped transform the work of artists like Kendrick Lamar, Brittany Howard and more. [Glasper](https://www.npr.org/artists/15396311/robert-glasper) ended the the 2000s with an album called _Double Booked_ , which made a selling point …
Our picks for the best albums out this week include Gang Starr's first new release in 16 years, humor and heart from country singer Miranda Lambert, the latest in Bob Dylan's Bootleg series and more. 1\. Jeff Lynne's ELO — _From Out of Nowhere _ 2\. Bob Dylan — _Travelin' …