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 list of the best albums out this week includes delicate piano pieces from Hauschka, the brilliantly burning rock of Bob Mould, songs inspired by the film _Roma,_ Mercury Rev's remake of Bobbie Gentry's country opera _The Delta Sweete_ and much more. Host Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's …
On this week's show, artists battle their inner demons – the kind that come out a night when you're alone in bed, trying to find sleep – speak truth to power, celebrate love, dig into complicated characters with troubled pasts and much more.This includes a kind of demented nursery rhyme …
On this sprint through the week's best new albums, host Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Lyndsey McKenna and Stephen Thompson for a whole lot of guitar rock, with a little bit of melancholy, acoustic beauty on the side. This includes Spielbergs, a group from Oslo, Norway, that makes …
Ken Mansfield was the U.S. Manager for Apple records when the Beatles played their final gig on a rooftop in London — and one of the few people who was actually with the band to witness it.
On this edition of All Songs Considered I'm joined by Marissa Lorusso our Tiny Desk Contest leader and also a critical contributor to NPR Music's Turning the Tables project.Marissa plays music from the '90s San Jose trio, Duster. They're getting back together but not before a boxed set of their …
On this week's program, host Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Rodney Carmichael, Sidney Maden and Stephen Thompson to talk about the must-hear albums out on Jan. 25. This includes hard-driving riff rock with a healthy sense of humor from FIDLAR and Mike Krol, the Compton rapper Boogie, woozy …
Today on _All Songs Considered_ , hear a conversation about the record's production, the logistics of performing live as a seven-piece band and, at long last, the meaning behind _FOTB_ , the mysterious album-title acronym that turned fans into code-crackers early last week.
A lot has changed in Sharon Van Etten's life since she put out her last album, _Are We There_ , in 2014. Over the past five years she's gotten into acting, she went back to school to get a degree in Mental Health Counseling, she's worked on some film scores …
Welcome to a brand-new season of New Music Friday! After a few quiet weeks, the flood gates are opening and we've got a whole bunch of essential albums dropping on Jan. 18 to tell you about. This includes the smart, sparkling pop of singer Maggie Rogers, swooning love songs from …
It's been a minute since we got together to share some all-new music – not since our Nov. 6 show of last year, in fact. Hopefully you used the past several weeks to dig into our look back at the year in music for 2018, our remembrance of the artists …
Steve Earle honors his musical hero Guy Clark with an album of his song called _GUY._
globalFEST 2019 Jan. 8, 2019
On this edition of _All Songs Considered_ , we share our favorite discoveries from globalFEST 2019.
Vikings Choice 2018 Dec. 28, 2018
Our resident Viking surveys 2018 through Italian doom metal, Chinese post- punk, underwater field recordings and a 24-hour drone.
In this special year-end edition of _All Songs Considered_ __we look back at the extraordinary singers, composers, multi-instrumentalists and other creative souls we lost in 2018, from indie rock and pop's Richard Swift and Dolores O'Riordan, to opera singer Montserrat Caballe, rapper Mac Miller, avant-garde jazz pianist Cecil Taylor and, …
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, John Legend, Lucius, William Shatner, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees and Rodney Crowell all join us for our annual holiday spoof, which unfolds like a bad high school play. This year the gang goes to Bermuda to get away from it all, only …
A lot of the year-end lists you've looked at probably didn't have that one favorite album or song you hold near and dear. This episode of _All Songs_ is about our hidden gems, the ones that, in the give-and-take of making a representative staff list, got left off. In the …
The Year In Music 2018 Dec. 3, 2018
The _All Songs_ gang looks back at this year's anthems and unmissable milestones, from Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer to Childish Gambino's mind-blowing video for "This Is America," Rosalía, Mitski and more. Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by NPR Music's Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson as they look back …
It's our final New Music Friday for 2018 – barring any big surprises, December is a pretty slow release month – but we end with some phenomenal new albums, including The 1975's _Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships,_ singer Alessia Cara's affecting coming-of-age manifesto _The Pains Of Growing,_ an exercise in …
Jeff Tweedy's written a book that's incredibly open-hearted and honest. _Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc._ is a journey in music, friendship and family — from getting his first guitar (which didn't work out so well), to the formation of …
Gobble gobble! Our Thanksgiving weekend edition of New Music Friday includes the warped and wild pop sounds of My Brightest Diamond, stunning instrumental records from Ed Harcourt and Jacco Gardner, punk with heart and humor from Art Brut and more. Host Robin Hilton is joined this week by NPR Music's …