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.)

In the seventh and final episode of Top Shelf, hear from the 2021 Tiny Desk Contest winner, Neffy: a rising singer-songwriter from Arlington, Va., with a breathtaking, soulful, inimitable voice.
The debut album from singer and rapper Lil Nas X tops our list of the week's best releases, along with the 25th anniversary of _Buena Vista Social Club,_ new ones from José González, Carly Pearce and more. Featured Albums: 1\. Lil Nas X — _Montero_ Featured Song: "Dead Right Now" …
_All Songs Considered_ host Bob Boilen shares his favorite tracks of the week, including the Tiny Desk Contest-winning song from the singer, Neffy, new ones from Snail Mail, My Morning Jacket and more. Featured Songs And Artists: 1\. Neffy: "Wait Up" (Single) 2\. Aisha Badru: "Rebirth," from _The Way Back …
It's a packed release day, with new albums from the prince of reggaeton J Balvin, Kendrick Lamar collaborator and rising rapper Baby Keem, Kacey Musgraves, Andrew W.K. and more. Featured Albums: 1\. Common — A Beautiful Revolution Pt 2 Featured Song: "A Beautiful Chicago Kid" 2\. Kacey Musgraves — Star-Crossed …
_All Songs Considered_ host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tunes of the week, including a profoundly moving reflection on Hurricane Katrina, a new story-song from Andy Shauf and more. Featured Songs And Artists: 1\. 79rs Gang: "Stop The Water" (Single) 2\. Andrea von Kampen: "Water Flowing Downward," from _That …
Our picks for the best new albums out this week come from the British rapper LIttle Simz, jazz pianist Kirk Lightsey, rising reggaeton singer Jhay Cortez, metal veterans Iron Maiden and more. Featured Albums: 1\. Little Simz — _Sometimes I Might Be Introvert_ Featured Songs: "Introvert" and "The Rapper That …
Every month, we ask the NPR Music staff: What's the one song you couldn't escape? What's the one album to which you'll return all year?
Before we announce this year's winner, we're asking our judges to share their favorite entries in a weekly livestreamed series. In this episode, last year's winner, Linda Diaz, shares her picks.
NPR Music's picks for the best albums out on Aug. 27 include new ones from CHVRCHES, Indigo De Souza, Terence Blanchard and more. **Featured Albums** 1\. CHVRCHES — _Screen Violence_ Featured Song: "Final Girl" 2\. Madi Diaz — _History Of A Feeling _ Featured Song: "Woman In My Heart" 3\. …
_All Songs Considered_ host Bob Boilen shares his favorite songs of the week, including a 50th anniversary edition of George Harrison's "Isn't It A Pity." 1\. George Harrison: "Isn't It A Pity," from _All Things Must Pass (50th Anniversary)_ 2\. Immersion, (feat. Laetitia Sadier): "Riding The Wave," from _Nanocluster Vol. …
Before we announce this year's Tiny Desk Contest winner, we're asking our judges to share their favorite entries in a weekly livestreamed series. In this episode, Jewly Hight shares her picks.
NPR Music picks the best new albums out this week, including new releases by Lorde, Sturgill Simpson, Deafheaven and more.
The great Brazilian-born, now Los Angeles-based musician has just put out _Drama_ , his first solo album in seven years. We also hear music that changed his life.
Before we announce this year's Tiny Desk Contest winner, we're asking our judges to share their favorite entries in a weekly livestreamed series. In this episode, John Morrison shares his picks.
Black Thought guests on a new one from the British duo Jungle, The Killers' _Pressure Machine_ documents the hopes and horrors of rural America, Boldy James & The Alchemist team up again and more. Featured Albums: 1\. Jungle — _Loving in Stereo_ Featured Songs: "Talk About It" and "Romeo" 2\. …
Before we announce this year's Tiny Desk Contest winner, we're asking our judges to share their favorite entries in a weekly livestreamed series. In this episode, Tobe Nwigwe shares his picks.
NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include new ones from the R&B; singer Tinashe, composer Max Richter and the greatest rap duo you've never heard of, Abstract Mindstate. Featured Albums: 1\. Abstract Mindstate — _Dreams Still Inspire_ Featured Track: "I Feel Good" 2\. Max Richter — …
In July, we found solace in Billy Bragg and Canary Room, witnessed transformations from IDK and WILLOW, hit funky grooves with William Parker and heard angels become mortal.
Before we announce this year's Tiny Desk Contest winner, we're asking our judges to share their favorite entries in a weekly livestreamed series. In this episode, Phoebe Bridgers shares her picks.
The sophomore full-length from Billie Eilish tops our shortlist of the best new albums out this week, along with a posthumous Prince record, Jack Antonoff's Bleachers, the singer Yola and more. Featured Albums: 1\. Billie Eilish — _Happier Than Ever_ Featured Song: "NDA" 2\. Isaiah Rashad — _The House Is …