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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The best new albums out this week include Sturgill Simpson's scuzzy rock record _Sound & Fury_, reliably infectious pop from The New Pornographers, new Tegan & Sara, a lost John Coltrane album and more. 1\. The New Pornographers — _In the Morse Code of Brake Lights 2\. _Tegan & Sara ...
Warning: The opening cut on this week's show, by Fran got stuck in my head and kept me wide awake at four in the morning. But a song from Soccer Mommy about dealing with temptation and the devil, Chastity Belt's first new music since 2017 and (Sandy) Alex G's devastating ...
New Music Friday: Sep. 20 Sept. 20, 2019
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. FEATURED ALBUMS: 1. Andrew Combs - ___Ideal Man;_ 2\. Brittany Howard - _Jaime;_ 3\. Molly Sarlé - _Karaoke ...
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.
New Music Friday: Sep. 13 Sept. 13, 2019
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 ...
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 ...
New Music Friday: Sep. 6 Sept. 6, 2019
Our list of the best albums out this week includes The Highwomen's self-titled release, R&B; singer Mahalia's remarkable _Love and Compromise_ , new Frankie Cosmos, MUNA, Lower Dens and more. FEATURED ALBUMS: 1. Muna – 'Saves the World,' 2. Tinariwen – 'Amadjar,' 3. Lower Dens – 'The Competition,' 4. Frankie ...
This edition of All _Songs Considered_ has songs of gratitude from Pinegrove, a take on intimacy from Norway's Jenny Hval, a song of quietude from Anna Meredith and the magic of the Mellotron. 1. Sudan Archives: "Confessions," 2. Jenny Hval: "High Alice," 3. Pinegrove: "Moment," 4. Anna Meredith: "moonmoons," 5. ...
Our shortlist for the week's best new albums includes Lana Del Rey's odyssey- length adventure _Norman F****** Rockwell,_ __ Sheryl Crow's final album, _Threads,_ __ new Black Belt Eagle Scout and more. FEATURED ALBUMS: 1. G Flip - _About Us,_ 2\. Boy Scouts - _Free Company,_ 3\. Black Belt Eagle ...
In this encore presentation of an episode from July, 2018, we fill you in on how to shade your summer pink, with unapologetically good pop music that is ready for any mood.
This week's podcast includes the stadium guitar rock of Sheer Mag, country legend Tanya Tucker, the hip-hop boy band BROCKHAMPTON, a wonderfully strange turn from R&B; singer Raphael Saadiq and more. FEATURED ALBUMS: 1. Sheer Mag - A Distant Call; 2. Raphael Saadiq - Jimmy Lee; 3. Jeezy - TM104: ...
Bob Boilen and I are back together again to share some of the phenomenal new music we've been hearing, starting with Brittany Howard's stirring and inspired "He Loves Me," from her upcoming solo debut Jaime. She named the album after her sister who passed away when they were both teenagers. ...
Host Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Ann Powers, Lyndsey McKenna and Sidney Madden as they share their picks for the best albums out on Aug. 16. FEATURED ALBUMS: Sleater-Kinney - _The Center Won't Hold;_ Frank Turner - _No Man's Land;_ Snoh Aalegra - _Ugh, Those Feels Again;_ Cousin ...
School is _really_ hard — and for many, music is the one thing that grounded them or made them feel connected to something bigger. On this encore edition of _All Songs Considered_ , we hear moving stories from our listeners of how music became a force in their lives and ...
Our list of the week's best albums includes spiky and inventive punk from The Regrettes, sweetly reflective folk from Fionn Regan, the return of Ra Ra Riot and more. FEATURED ALBUMS: 1. The Regrettes - 'How Do You Love?;' 2. half alive - 'Now, Not Yet;' 3. Fionn Regan - ...
Originally from 2014 - Carrie Brownstein joins the All Songs gang to chat about relentless ear-worms, annoying novelty songs and other songs our hosts think of as quite possibly the worst of all time.
Our list of the week's best albums includes the breezy pop upstart Clairo and the return of rising roots-country singer Tyler Childers, as well as a few words about Chance The Rapper. FEATURED ALBUMS: 1. Clairo - 'Immunity;' 2. Tyler Childers - 'Country Squire;' 3. Cross Record - 'Cross Record;' ...
For the past 14 years, producer Andy Zax has been digging into the music and sounds of Woodstock, that culture-shifting music festival that unfolded in August of 1969. Now, 50 years later, all 32 performances — the audio announcements, the entirety of this three-day festival in upstate New York — ...
Our list of the week's best albums includes Cuco's highly anticipated _Para Mí_ , a Spoon greatest hits compilation, rapper YBN Cordae's debut LP, devotional music from Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn, and more. FEATURED ALBUMS: 1. Spoon - 'Everything Hits At Once;' 2. YBN Cordae - 'The Lost Boy,' 3. ...