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.)

The sophomore full-length from Billie Eilish tops our shortlist of the best new albums out this week, along with a posthumous Prince record, Jack Antonoff's Bleachers, the singer Yola and more. Featured Albums: 1. Billie Eilish — Happier Than Ever Featured Song: "NDA" 2. Isaiah Rashad — The House Is Burning Featured Songs: "True Story" and "HB2U" 3. Bleachers — Take the Sadness Out Of Saturday Night Featured Songs: "Stop Making This Hurt" and "91" 4. Los Lobos — Native Sons Featured Song: "The World Is A Ghetto" 5. Prince — Welcome 2 America Featured Song: "One Day We Will …

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_All Songs Considered_ host Bob Boilen's favorite new tracks of the week include an amped-up Steady Holiday, late-'70s, post-punk sounds from Gustaf and Wet Leg, the calming guitar of Lanterna and more. Featured Songs: 1\. Steady Holiday: "Love Me 2" (Single) 2\. Gustaf: "Book," from _Audio Drag For Ego Slobs_ …
Before we announce this year's Tiny Desk Contest winner, we're asking our judges to share their favorite entries in a weekly livestreamed series. First up: Tiny Desk producer Bobby Carter.
Kanye West's long-awaited (and much-hyped), _DONDA_ tops our list of the best albums out this week, along with new ones from Leon Bridges, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Ledisi and more. Featured Albums: 1\. Kanye — _DONDA_ 2\. Leon Bridges — _Gold Diggers Sound_ Featured Song: "Motorbike" 3\. Chiiild — _Hope For …
_All Songs Considered_ host Bob Boilen's favorite tracks of the week include a classic murder ballad reimagined by Bonnie "Prince" Billy, a new collaboration with Nils Frahm and F.S. Blumm, Soccer Mommy and more. Featured Tracks And Artists: 1\. Soccer Mommy: "rom com 2004" (Single) 2\. My Idea: "Stay Away …
NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include Willow's _Lately I Feel Everything_ , new ones from Clairo and John Mayer, a posthumous release from Alice Coltrane and more. Featured Albums: 1\. Willow — _Lately I Feel Everything_ Featured Songs: "Breakout" and "Xtra" 2\. Clairo — _Sling_ …
_All Songs_ host Bob Boilen shares his favorite songs of the week, including a long-overdue celebration of Sparks, a Ben Gibbard collaboration with Tycho, the return of Courtney Barnett and more. Featured Songs And Artists: 1\. Sparks, Adam Driver & Marion Cotillard: "So May We Start (feat. Simon Helberg)," From …
The best albums out this week include a revealing, self-titled release from rapper Vince Staples, Snoh Aalegra's _Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies_ , Half Waif's _Mythopoetics_ and more. Featured Albums: 1\. Vince Staples — _Vince Staples_ Featured Song: "Are You With That?" 2\. Attacca Quartet — _Real Life_ Featured …
_All Songs Considered_ 's Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tunes of the week, including one with The National's Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, a Jack Antonoff-produced song from Clairo and more. Featured Songs: 1\. Orla Gartland: "You're Not Special Babe," from _Woman on the Internet_ 2\. Aldous …
NPR Music's picks for the best albums out now include Chicago rapper G Herbo's _25_ , the wild euphoria of The Go! Team, singer Laura Mvula's first new music in five years and more. Featured Albums: 1\. The Go! Team — Get Up Sequences Part One Featured Song: "Let The …
NPR Music's Ann Powers talks with the singer-songwriter about her life with Blue, conversations with James Taylor and the gift Joni Mitchell gave her.
Doja Cat, SAULT and Tyler, The Creator lead a crazy-packed day for new releases, along with Lucy Dacus, Cautious Clay and more. Featured Albums: 1\. Doja Cat — Planet Her Featured Song: "Payday (feat. Yung Thug)" 2\. Tyler, The Creator — Call Me If You Get Lost Featured Song: "Lumberjack" …
Our favorite new artists of 2021 (so far) include Jay Som and Palehound together as Bachelor, the queer pop celebrations of girl in red, Olivia Rodrigo, the warped rap duo Paris Texas and more. 1\. Bachelor (Jay Som & Palehound): "Back Of My Hand," from _Doomin' Sun_ 2\. girl in …
The best albums out this week include GoldLink's _Haram!_ , H.E.R.'s _Back of My Mind,_ a comic book soundtrack called _Dark Nights: Death Metal_ , a debut album from trans punk Cher Strauberry and more. Featured Albums: 1\. Goldlink — _Haram!_ Featured Songs: "Terrordome" and "Evian" 2\. Various — _Dark …
Lorde talks about her new song, we get an update on the Tiny Desk contest, Pokey LaFarge recalibrates his sound, Illuminati Hotties go "Pool Hopping" and other great new songs to fall in love with. Featured Artists And Songs: 1\. Lorde: "Solar Power" (Single) 2\. Illuminati Hotties: "Pool Hopping," from …
Sleater-Kinney's _Path of Wellness_ , the thundering pop of Marina, Brooklyn rapper Skyzoo and the blood-slowing sounds of Dustin O'Halloran are among NPR Music's picks for the best music out on June 11. Featured Albums: 1\. Marina — Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land Featured Songs: "Ancient Dreams In A …
_All Songs Considered_ host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, featuring former Tiny Desk contest winner Naia Izumi, West African art- folk group The Narcotix, Laura Stevenson and more. Featured Artists And Songs: 1\. Laura Stevenson: "State," from _Laura Stevenson_ 2\. Jomoro: "Nest," from _Blue Marble …
Rostam's beautifully transfixing _Changephobia_ , Japanese Breakfast's _Jubilee_ and Liz Phair's first new album in more than a decade are among NPR Music's picks for the best albums out on June 4. Featured Albums: 1\. Rostam — Changephobia Featured Song: "Bio 18" 2\. Poté — A Tenuous Tale Of Her …
In May, we swooned to Olivia Rodrigo, marveled at Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen, went back to the '90s with The Zolas and bathed in the luxury of Sinéad Harnett's voice.
NPR Music picks the best new albums out this week, including new releases by DMX, Bachelor, Mustafa, Natalia Lafourcade and more.