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.)

"Somebody's like, 'Beeps are the new cowbell,' and I agree!" Julien Baker unpacks the experimentation of her new album, _Little Oblivions_ , with Torres' Mackenzie Scott.
_All Songs Considered_ host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, including an uplifting piece from Kishi Bashi, the Malian kora master Toumani Diabaté, the return of Gem Club and more. Featured Artists And Songs: 1\. Kishi Bashi: "Wait for Springtime," from _Emigrant EP _ 2\. Gem …
Hear monumental new music from Jon Batiste, country legend Loretta Lynn, the rapper Benny the Butcher and more on NPR Music's list of the best new albums out this week. Featured Albums: 1\. Jon Batiste — We Are Featured Song: "We Are" 2\. Loretta Lynn — Still Woman Enough Featured …
Host Bob Boilen shares more songs about finding both light and darkness in life on this week's _All Songs Considered,_ including a devastating new single from Lucy Dacus. 1\. Ben Howard: "Far Out," from _Collections From The Whiteout _ 2\. Lucy Dacus: "Thumbs" (Single) 3\. Sour Widows: "Crossing Over," from …
NPR Music's picks for the best albums out on March 12 include Valerie June's magical meditations, a Blake Mills and Pino Palladino collaboration, Selena Gomez's first Spanish language record and more. Featured Albums: 1\. Valerie June — The Moon And Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers Featured Songs: "You And I" and …
SXSW 2021 Preview March 10, 2021
_All Songs Considered_ 's Bob Boilen and Stephen Thompson listened to the nearly 300 artists performing at this year's online edition of SXSW and share their most exciting discoveries. This includes the Korean electro-pop duo HAEPAARY, the South African folksinger Bongeziwe Mabandla, the gentle Australian pianist Sophie Hutchings and the …
An absolute eccentric, Peter Stampfel picked one favorite song for every year of the 20th century, then performed and recorded them all for an enormous collection.
Our picks for the best new albums out on March 5 include an ambitious remix from Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats, the surreal hip-hop of Genesis Owusu, flickering dance pop from Jane Weaver and more. Featured Albums: 1\. Denzel Curry & Kenny Beats — Unlocked 1.5 Featured Song: "Cosmic" 2\. …
New albums by Aaron Lee Tasjan and Wild Pink had us yearning for live music, VanJess sang matters of the heart and Will Liverman devoted an entire album to Black composers.
NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out this week include Julian Baker's _Little Oblivions_ , the warped pop of Jimmy Edgar, stirring protest songs from Chris Pierce, a debut from Sam Dew and more. Featured Albums: 1\. Julien Baker — Little Oblivions Featured Song: "Highlight Reel" 2\. Karima …
_All Songs Considered_ host Bob Boilen shares his favorite tracks of the week, including Charlie Hickey's collaboration with Phoebe Bridgers, José González's first song in Spanish and more. Featured Songs And Artists: 1\. Charile Hickey: "Ten Feet Tall," from _Count The Stairs _ 2\. Francis of Delirium: "Let It All …
NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out on Feb. 19 include the disco euphoria of SG Lewis, soaring, instrumental rock from Mogwai, the Somali supergroup 4 Mars, Tash Sultana and more. Featured Artists And Albums: 1\. SG Lewis — times Featured Song: "Back to Earth" 2\. Pauline Anna …
_All Songs Considered_ host Bob Boilen shares thrilling new music from Tune- Yards, Tōth's tale of playing the trumpet — and fainting — during a funeral, the stunning voice of a singer named mehro and more. Featured Songs: 1\. mehro: "Chance With You," from _SKY ON FIRE _ 2\. Tōth: …
NPR Music's shortlist for the best albums out this week includes new ones from the English rapper slowthai, R&B; singer Pink Sweat$, the jazz super group R+R=Now, His Name Is Alive and more. Featured Albums: 1\. slowthai — Tyron Featured Songs: "45 Smoke," "Push" and "ADHD" 2\. Pink Sweat$ — …
On this week's show, _All Songs Considered_ host Bob Boilen shares a mix of old favorites and new discoveries, including Julien Baker, the return of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, BONZIE and more. 1\. Julien Baker: "Favor," from _Little Oblivions _ 2\. BONZIE: "Caves," from _Reincarnation _ 3\. The Sea …
NPR Music's roundup of the week's best new albums includes a surprise solo release from Paramore's Hayley Williams, the 20th anniversary edition of J Dilla's _Welcome 2 Detroit_ , Foo Fighters and more. Featured Albums: 1\. Foo Fighters — Medicine at Midnight Featured Song: "Shame Shame" 2\. Odette — Herald …
In January, we saw ourselves in FKA twigs and Jazmine Sullivan, drank from Ian Sweet's astral pop, shuffled Cassandra Jenkins' Tarot d and got lost in William Parker's tone worlds.
NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out this week include a Madlib-Four Tet collaboration, stunning debuts from Celeste and Arlo Parks, the Malian artist Nahawa Doumbia and more. Featured Albums: 1\. Madlib & Four Tet — Sound Ancestors Featured Song: "Hoprock" 2\. Celeste — Not Your Muse Featured …
_All Songs Considered_ host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tunes and discoveries of the week, including a powerful song on addiction from Margo Price, a stirring violin concerto, and more surprises. 1\. Hand Habits: "4th of July," from dirt - EP 2\. Miss Grit: "Impostor," from Impostor - EP …
NPR Music's shortlist of the best albums out on Jan. 22 includes the country hip-hop of Willie Jones, electronic artist Yu Su, Atlanta rapper BRS Kash, Rhye and more. Featured Albums: 1\. Th1rt3en — A Magnificent Day For An Exorcism Featured Song: "The Magician" 2\. Yu Su — Yellow River …