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.)

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 easily be created in a live setting. So, host Bob Boilen went to the 9:30 club before soundcheck to meet the artist known as King Princess. She grew up around recording gear. Her father, Oliver Strauss is a recording engineer at Mission Sound in Brooklyn, so technology and music-making are …

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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 …
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 …
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' …
Our look back at the past decade in music continues as we examine the ways musical borders have fallen and why global sounds are more prevalent and popular than ever. Over the past decade, the borders between different musical worlds have fallen. Producers, singers, songwriters and other artists from around …
After her Tiny Desk performance, the rapper joined NPR's Sidney Madden for a live conversation on playing with a band for the first time, hanging onto her Texas roots and plans for her debut album.
This week's mix from _All Songs Considered_ somehow took on a dog theme, beginning with a board game from the band PUP, where every move leads to failure and disappointment. But the music's still good! Artists and Songs on This Episode: 1\. Illuminati Hotties: "ppl plz" 2\. Frances Quinlan: "Rare …
In the past decade, LGBTQ issues hit the mainstream in unprecedented ways, and music played a big part, with songs about queer love on the radio and anthems of allyship coming from all major genres. On this episode of _All Songs Considered_ , we look back on the way queer …
The fourth-quarter deluge continues this week with new releases from Rex Orange County, King Princess, Gallant and more, including the first new album in seven years from Neil Young & Crazy Horse. Featured Albums: 1\. Mikal Cronin — _Seeker_ 2\. King Princess — _Cheap Queen_ 3\. Great Grandpa — _Four …
Since its founding in 2008, Bandcamp has become a buzzing, artist-friendly hub for music lovers, with pay-what-you-want pricing and lots of rabbit holes leading to music you won't find anywhere else. In this episode of _All Songs Considered_ , CEO and co-founder Ethan Diamond says that when an artist succeeds …
In this Guest DJ session with _All Songs Considered,_ Radie Peat and Ian Lynch of the band Lankum talk about their new album, _The Livelong Day_ , the evolving sounds of their native Ireland, and share their favorite Irish, off- the-radar artists. Artists and songs featured on this episode: 1\. …
Is classical music dying? No. But its institutions, artists and promoters took some hits in the past decade, from bankruptcies to sexual harassment. Still, along the way, we heard a lot of terrific music. On this episode of _All Songs Considered_ , we look at the roller coaster ride of …
It's a packed release week, with new albums from Chairlift's Caroline Polachek, the rapper Gucci Mane, warped hip-hop from clipping., the electronic artist Floating Points and more. 1\. Foals - 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2' 2\. Patrick Watson - 'Wave' 3\. Caroline Polachek - 'Pang' 4\. clipping. …
Our series looking back at the past decade in music continues with a conversation about social media and how it's allowed (for better or worse) the rise of super fans, otherwise known as stans. NPR Music's Sidney Madden talks with reporter Joshua Bote from USA Today, along with NPR Music's …