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.)

NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include Lizzo's _Special_ , the ramshackle pop of Superorganism, beabadoobee, a genre-defying solo release from The Internet's Steve Lacy and more. **Featured Albums** : 1\. Lizzo — _Special_ Featured Songs: "About Damn Time," "Grrrls" 2\. beabadoobee — _Beatopia_ Featured Songs: …
_All Songs Considered_ host Bob Boilen's favorite new tracks of the week include a stirring collaboration with Margo Price, Mavis Staples and Adia Victoria, a "training montage" from The Mountain Goats and more. **Featured Songs And Artists:** 1\. Margo Price: "Fight to Make It (feat. Mavis Staples & Adia Victoria)" …
R&B; singer Brent Faiyaz's reflective _Wasteland_ , Metric's epic _Formentera_ , a meditative instrumental record from producer Apollo Brown and more make our shortlist for the best albums out this week. **Featured Albums:** 1\. Brent Faiyaz — _WASTELAND_ Featured songs: "PRICE OF FAME," "GRAVITY," "DEAD MAN WALKING" 2\. Metric — …
_All Songs Considered'_ s Bob Boilen shares his favorite tracks of the week, including a surprising new single from Sylvan Esso, the L.A. rock duo known as Momma, the singer-songwriter Ondara and more. Featured Songs And Artists: 1\. Sylvan Esso: "Your Reality" (Single) 2\. Nora Brown: "Little Satchel," from _Long …
The Best Music of June July 1, 2022
June brought us The Suffers' socially conscious party music, Saya Gray's headphones-worthy debut, GIVĒON's R&B; ballads, Regina Spektor's elaborate songwriting and Petrol Girls' amped-up punk. Featured Tracks and Artists: 1\. The Suffers: "Don't Bother Me" and "Yada Yada" from _It Starts with Love_ 2\. Saya Gray: "I FOUND A FLOORBOARD …
The singer explains why Blue Note Records rejected her first version of the beloved album and shares her original, previously unheard tracks, now released for a 20th anniversary edition of the record. Plus a deep dive on the album with NPR Music's Ann Powers, WBGO and Jazz Night In America's …
NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include new ones from the electro-pop band MUNA, R&B; singer GIVĒON, country star Jimmie Allen, Soccer Mommy and more.
_All Songs Considered_ 's Bob Boilen shares an anthemic call to action from Jesca Hoop, a song for a stressed-out brain from Dry Cleaning, and two tunes inspired by television shows. Featured Tracks And Artists: 1\. Jesca Hoop: "Hatred Has a Mother," from _Order of Romance_ 2\. Jake Blount: "Didn't …
NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include new ones from R&B; singer Yaya Bey, the shape-shifting rock of Bartees Strange, Perfume Genius, DJ and producer J. Rocc and more. **Featured Albums:** 1\. Yaya Bey — _Remember Your North Star_ Featured Songs: "alright," "rolling stoner," "meet me …
_All Songs Considered'_ s Bob Boilen shares new tracks from Belgian-Egyptian singer Tamino, Sylvan Esso's Amelia Meath and Daughter of Sword's Alexandra Sauser-Monnig together as The A's and more. **Featured Tracks And Artists:** 1\. The A's: "He Needs Me," from _Fruit_ 2\. S.G. Goodman: "Dead Soldiers," from _Teeth Marks_ 3\. …
NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include _Nature's World_ from the Chicago hip-hop duo Mother Nature, FKJ's _VINCENT_ , a meditative album from Japanese composer Midori Takada and more. **Featured Albums** : 1\. FKJ — _VINCENT_ Featured Songs: "Let's Live," "Greener" 2\. ELUCID — _I Told …
_All Songs_ host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week including the return of Death Cab for Cutie, a rare demo from Lou Reed, the singer-songwriter known as NoSo, Sylvan Esso and more. **Featured Songs And Artists:** 1\. Sylvan Esso: "Sunburn" (Single) 2\. Annie Hamilton: "Exist," from …
The week's best new albums include Fantastic Negrito's _White Jesus Black Problems_ , Angel Olsen's _Big Time_ , rapper Namir Blade's sci-fi-inspired _Metropolis_ , 070 Shake's _You Can't Kill Me_ and more. Featured Albums: 1\. Fantastic Negrito — _White Jesus Black Problems_ Featured Songs: "Venomous Dogma," "In My Head" 2\. …
The Best Music of May June 1, 2022
May brought us Bad Bunny's stacked album, Kendrick Lamar's unsettled opus, Ravyn Lenae's otherworldly debut, Julia Reidy's guitar dissonance and Ethel Cain's haunted pop.
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 …
In this special episode from our friends at _Pop Culture Happy Hour_ , host Stephen Thompson talks with critics Christina Lee and Marcus J. Moore about Kendrick Lamar's new double album _Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers._ It's been five years since Lamar released his previous album, _DAMN_. Since then, …
The best albums out this week include _Harry's House_ from Harry Styles, jazz pianist Joey Alexander's _Origin,_ new ones from R&B; singer Ravyn Lenae, rapper Boldy James, Porridge Radio and more. Featured Albums: 1\. Harry Styles — _Harry's House_ Featured Tracks: "Music for a Sushi Restaurant," "Grapejuice" 2\. Joey Alexander …
_All Songs Considered_ 's Bob Boilen introduces this year's Tiny Desk Contest winner, Alisa Amador, plus new music from SOAK, the identical twins duo Companion, Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman and more. **Featured Artists And Songs:** 1\. Alisa Amador: "Milonga accidental" (Single) 2\. Jens Lekman: "The Linden Trees Are Still in …
Kendrick Lamar's highly anticipated _Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers_, Leikeli47's _Shape Up_ , Florence + the Machine's _Dance Fever_ and more are on our shortlist of the week's best new albums. **Featured Albums:** 1\. Kendrick Lamar — _Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers_ 2\. Leikeli47 — _Shape Up_ Featured …
_All Songs Considered_ 's Bob Boilen shares the "most astonishing song" he's heard this year: Regina Spektor's "Up The Mountain," plus Stella Donnelly's "Lungs," the many colors of MABUTA and more. Featured Songs And Artists: 1\. Regina Spektor: "Up The Mountain," from _Home, before and after_ 2\. Rachel Bobbitt: "More" …