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 best albums out this week include Wilco's double-length Cruel Country , a debut from the singer UMI, the latest installment in Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge's Jazz Is Dead series and more. Featured Albums: 1. Jean Carne, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge — JID012 Featured Songs: "Black Love," "Visions" 2. Wilco — Cruel Country Featured Songs: "I Am My Mother," "The Plains," "A Lifetime To Find" 3. X Alfonso — Ancestros Sinfonicos Featured Song: "Yakuma Kareré" 4. UMI — Forest in the City Featuared Song: "what would u do?" 5. Nduduzo Makhathini — _In the Spirit of …

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