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.)

It's another super-packed release week, with stellar new albums from Pearl Jam, Sufjan Stevens, the producer Knxwledge, Little Dragon and more. **Featured Albums: ** 1\. Pearl Jam — _Gigaton _ Featured Song: "Quick Escape" 2\. Clem Snide — _Forever Just Beyond _ Featured Song: "Roger Ebert" 3\. Little Dragon — …
The two brothers describe their first-ever album together as a kind of art project — Roger composed the music and Brian added all the color. "Roger is a landscape painter," says Brian, "and I'm an abstract expressionist."
Finally, some good news! J Balvin's _Colores_ is here _,_ along with The Weeknd's mysterious _After Hours,_ dance therapy from TOKiMONSTA and more, all on our shortlist of the week's best new albums. **Featured Albums: ** 1\. J Balvin — _Colores _ Featured Song: "Amarillo" 2\. The Weeknd — _After …
For the first time in more than 30 years ago, SXSW isn't happening. But we still listened to hundreds of bands that were supposed __ to play in Austin this week and made some great discoveries.On this episode of _All Songs Considered_ we share just a fraction of our favorite …
One Direction singer Niall Horan is back with a new solo album, Big Freedia gets 'Louder' and The Flaming Lips team up with Deap Valley for a gritty new psych-rock project. **Featured Albums:** 1\. Niall Horan — _Heartbreak Weather _ Featured Song: "Nice to Meet Ya" 2\. Big Freedia — …
This week's must-hear mix includes the veteran English art-rock group Wire, singer Anna Calvi's reworking of "Don't Beat the Girl out of My Boy, the return of Car Seat Headrest and more. Playlist: 1\. Anna Calvi: "Don't Beat the Girl out of My Boy" (feat. Courtney Barnett) from _Hunted _ …
Our sprint through the best albums out this week includes the latest from R&B; singer Jhené Aiko, Phantogram, singer Mandy Moore's first new music in a decade, Swamp Dogg, Cornershop and more. Featured Albums: 1\. Phantogram — _Ceremony _ Featured Song: "Love Me Now" 2\. Pantha Du Prince — _Conference …
This week's must-hear mix of songs includes a sunny new track from Dirty Projectors, new solo music from Radiohead's Ed O'Brien and several curiosities from NPR Music's striking Viking, Lars Gotrich. Playlist: 1\. Coriky: "Clean Kill" from _Coriky _ 2\. Azusa: "Detach" from _Loop of Yesterdays _ 3\. African Head …
Our shortlist of the best albums out this week includes Caribou's first new full-length in five years, the rapper G Herbo's _PTSD,_ a career-spanning celebration from Brazilian legend Sergio Mendes and more. **Featured Albums:** 1\. Carbiou — _Suddenly _ Featured Songs: "Home" and "Lime" 2\. Real Estate — _The Main …
This week's must-hear mix includes the mind-blowing sax band Moon Hooch, guitarist-singer Jay Som, whose latest builds to a fever pitch, and new discoveries from Wednesday, Momma and more. Playlist: 1\. Wednesday: "Fate Is" 2\. Momma: "Double Dare" 3\. Moon Hooch: "Candlelight" 4\. Ellis: "Fall Apart" 5\. Jay Som: "A …
New albums from the K-pop band BTS, Grimes and Best Coast are among our picks for this week's best new releases. **Featured Albums: ** 1\. BTS — 'Map of the Soul: 7' Featured Song: "On" 2\. Grimes — 'Miss_Anthrop0cene)' Featured Song: "You'll Miss Me When I'm Not Around" 3\. Best …
We premiere a new song from Roger and Brian Eno, plus the ambient sounds of Jon Hopkins, Skylar Gudasz and more artists who offer a soothing mix to slow the blood, calm the nerves and inspire the mind. Playlist: 1\. Jon Hopkins: "Scene Suspended" (Single) 2\. Roger & Brian Eno: …
Tame Impala, the K-pop band Monsta X and a new solo album from Nathaniel Rateliff top our shortlist for this week's best new releases. **Featured Albums: ** 1\. Tame Impala — 'The Slow Rush' Featured Song: "Is It True?" 2\. Monsta X — 'All About Luv' Featured Song: "Someone's Someone" …
As we barrel toward Valentine's Day, M. Ward, Phoebe Bridgers, Perfume Genius, Raveena and more musicians share the love songs they wish they'd written. 1\. Torres' Pick: "Hounds of Love" by Kate Bush 2\. Matt Berninger's Pick: "Don't Know How to Keep Loving You" by Julia Jacklin 3\. Perfume Genius' …
Our list of the best new albums out this week includes the "garage country" of Aubrie Sellers, former Belle and Sebastian singer Isobel Campbell's first solo album in 14 years, Frazey Ford and more. Featured Albums: 1\. Nada Surf — _Never Not Together _ Featured Song: "Come Get Me" 2\. …
This week's mix of essential new songs includes sonic adventures from the Dutch artists Sevdaliza and The Homesick, the folk singer Tré Burt, hazy, loud guitars from Deserta and more. Playlist: 1\. Sevdaliza: "Oh My God" (Single) 2\. Down Time: "Not a Complicated Person" (Single) 3\. Deserta: "Hide" from 'Black …
Torres, Kesha, Drive-By Truckers, the British folk singer Sam Lee and more make our shortlist for this week's best new albums. **Featured Albums: ** 1\. Drive-By Truckers — _The Unraveling _ Featured Songs: "Armageddon's Back In Town" and "21st Century USA" 2\. Kesha — _High Road _ Featured Song: "The …
The 2017 winners of the Tiny Desk Contest travel to Havana with NOLA's The Soul Rebels to connect with Cimafunk, Cuban musicians and history.
This week's mix of essential songs includes the bouncy "Night Terrors" from Diet Cig, an examination of regret and forgiveness from Waxahatchee, Jamaican reggae singer Koffee and more. **Playlist:** 1\. Koffee: "Raggamuffin" from 'Rapture' 2\. Waxahatchee: "Fire" from 'Saint Cloud' 3\. Diet Cig: "Night Terrors" (Single) 4\. Midwife: "Anyone Can …
Our sprint through the best new albums out this week includes a debut from the rapper Hook, the sinister storytelling of Andy Shauf, a solo release from Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker and more. **Featured Albums:** 1\. Black Lips — _Sing in a Wold That's Falling Apart _ Featured Song: "Angola …