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.)

NPR Music's picks for the week's best new releases include Brandy's first new album in eight years, a stunning debut from rapper and singer Dominic Fike, retro-country from Charley Crockett and more. Featured Albums: 1. Brandy — B7 Featured Song: "Say Something" 2. Alanis Morissette — Such Pretty Forks in the Road Featured Song: "Smiling" 3. Charley Crockett — Welcome to Hard Times Featured Song: "Welcome to Hard Times" 4. Dominic Fike — What Could Possibly Go Wrong Featured Song: "Joe Blazey" 5. Max Richter — Voices Featured Songs: "Murmuration," "All Human Beings" and "Mercy" 6. Land of Talk — …

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This week's _All Songs Considered_ features Angel Olsen's first album made without a backing band in eight years, 85-year old British folk legend Shirley Collins and a bunch of wonderful new discoveries. 1\. Angel Olsen: "Whole New Mess" from _Whole New Mess _ 2\. Chrissy Stewart: "House of Christina" from …
Taylor Swift's surprise new album, _Folklore_ tops our list of the week's best releases, along with new ones from Lupe Fiasco, a 50th anniversary edition of Roberta Flack's debut album and more. Featured Albums: 1\. Taylor Swift — Folklore Featured Song: "Seven" 2\. Lupe Fiasco and Kaelin Ellis — House …
On this edition of _All Songs Considered,_ Sylvan Esso share and talk about their new song "Ferris Wheel," plus the first new album from The Psychedelic Furs in 29 years and more. 1\. TRISHES: "Gaslight" 2\. The Psychedelic Furs: "Come All Ye Faithful" from _Made Of Rain _ 3\. Gordon …
The week's best new albums include old-school hip-hop from Blu & Exile, a transformative record from singer Lianne La Havas, the existential rock of Protomartyr, pop singer Ellie Goulding and more. Featured Albums: 1\. The Chicks — Gaslighter Featured Song: "Sleep at Night" 2\. Lianne La Havas — Lianne La …
This week's _All Songs_ _Considered_ mix features the extraordinary voice of Golda May, the cello music of Diana Burgess, the soul-filled sounds of Snoh Aalegra and more. 1\. Golda May: "Hear Me Out" 2\. Lomelda: "Wonder" from _Hannah _ 3\. Knot: "Foam" from _Knot _ 4\. Diana Burgess: "You Run" …
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 …
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 …
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 …
From Run The Jewels' _RTJ4_ to pianist Jenny Lin's heart-soothing Philip Glass performance, hear the voices of the NPR Music staff share their picks.
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 …
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 …