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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.)

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.)

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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.)

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Episodes

New Music Friday: Feb. 21

2/21/2020
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 Coast — 'Always Tomorrow' Featured Song: "Rollercoaster" 4. Royce da 5'9" — 'The Allegory' Featured Songs: "Overcomer" and "Mr. Grace" 5. Katie Pruitt — 'Expectations' Featured Song: "Normal" 6. Moses Sumney —...

Duration:00:33:47

Breathe Deeply: Music To Quiet The Mind And Inspire

2/19/2020
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: "Celeste" from Mixing Colours 3. Lambert: "Vienna" from True 4. Ian Urbina & Teen Daze: "Reel In (Sea Slavery)" from Pure Water 5. Niklas Paschburg: "Duvet" from Svalbard 6. Skylar Gudasz: "Actress" (Single)

Duration:00:31:46

New Music Friday: Feb. 14

2/14/2020
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" 3. The Ballroom Thieves — 'Unlovely' Featured Song: "Unlovely" 4. Carly Pearce — 'Carly Pearce' Featured Song: "Call Me" 5. The Heliocentrics — 'Infinity of Now' Featured Song: "People Wake Up!" 6....

Duration:00:32:54

The Love Song I Wish I'd Written

2/12/2020
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' Pick: "Consummation" by Nina Simone 4. Amelia Meath's Pick: "Romeo and Juliet" by Dire Straits 5. Raveena's Pick: "Drunk" by Dijon 6. Phoebe Bridgers' Pick: "First Day of My Life" by Bright...

Duration:00:49:40

New Music Friday: Feb. 7

2/7/2020
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. Aubrie Sellers — Far From Home Featured Song: "Glad" 3. Elkhorn — The Storm Sessions 4. Envy — The Fallen Crimson Featured Song: "Swaying Leaves and Scattering Breath" 5. Frazey Ford — U Kin Be The...

Duration:00:34:24

New Mix: Tré Burt, Sevdaliza, The Homesick, Deserta, More

2/4/2020
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 Aura My Sun' 4. Tré Burt: "Real You" from 'Caught It from the Rye' 5. Disq: "Daily Routine" from 'Collector' 6. The Homesick: "Male Bonding" from 'The Big Exercise' 7. Gang of...

Duration:00:41:09

New Music Friday: Our Top 10 Albums Out On Jan. 31

1/31/2020
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 Potato Song (Cuz I Want To)" 3. Torres — Silver Tongue Featured Songs: "Good Grief" and "Last Forrest" 4. Frances Quinlan — LIkewise Featured Song: "A Secret" 5. Rafiq Bhatia — Standars Vol....

Duration:00:33:06

Tank And The Cubans: A Week In Havana

1/30/2020
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.

Duration:00:27:44

New Mix: Koffee, Diet Cig, Waxahatchee, Half Waif, More

1/28/2020
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 Play Guitar" from 'Forever' 5. Half Waif: "Ordinary Talk" from 'The Caretaker' 6. Snarls: "Marbles" from 'Burst'

Duration:00:30:31

New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out On Jan. 24

1/24/2020
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 Rodeo" 2. Ethan Gruska — En Garde Featured Songs: "On the Outside" and "Haiku 4 U" 3. Hook — Crashed My Car Featured song: "Yes Man" 4. Andy Shauf — The Neon Skyline Featured Song: "Things I Do" 5....

Duration:00:28:28

Pinegrove, Pinenuts And Pinetabs: A Conversation with Evan Stephens Hall

1/23/2020
The Pinegrove singer talks about the band's latest album and how fans have interpreted the new songs, using chord tablature the band provided for fans online.

Duration:00:36:35

New Mix: Dan Deacon, Soccer Mommy, M. Ward, Khruangbin And Leon Bridges, More

1/22/2020
This week's mix of essential new songs includes a surprising collaboration between Khruangbin and Leon Bridges, Dan Deacon without the vocal effects, M. Ward and more.

Duration:00:30:51

New Music Friday: Jan. 17

1/17/2020
A posthumous release from Mac Miller, Halsey's Manic and Little Big Town's Nightfall top our shortlist for the best new albums out this week. Featured Releases: 1. Bombay Bicycle Club — Everything Else Has Gone Wrong Featured Song: "Is It Real?" 2. The Innocence Mission — See You Tomorrow Featured Song: "The Brothers Williams Said" 3. Halsey — Manic Featured Song: "You Should Be Sad" 4. Little Big Town — Nightfall Featured Song: "Sugar Coat" 5. Mac Miller — Circles Featured Songs:...

Duration:00:33:45

Our Top Discoveries From globalFEST 2020

1/14/2020
The annual festival in New York gathers a dozen bands from around the world to shake up your listening habits. On this edition of All Songs Considered you'll hear extraordinary music from South Korea's Ak Dan Gwang Chil, the sweet voice of Senegalese Cheikh Lō, the husky sounds of Algerian rai music from Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda, wild distorted Kurdish wedding music from the Tufan Derince Trio, powerful vocals from France and the band San Salvador, and La Chica's swooning, arty electronica...

Duration:00:33:20

New Music Friday: Jan. 10

1/10/2020
Our sprint through the week's best new albums returns with music from the genre-bending artist known as Poppy, Irish singer-songwriter David Keenan, Echosmith, Field Music and more. Featured Albums: 1. Poppy - I Disagree Featured Song: "Fill the Crown" 2. Alexandra Savior - The Archer Featured Song: "Saving Grace" 3. David Keenan - A Beginner's Guide to Bravery Featured Song: "Unholy Ghost" 4. Georgia - Seeking Thrills Featured Song: "24 Hours" 5. Echosmith - Lonely...

Duration:00:24:26

What 'All Songs Considered' Sounded Like 20 Years Ago

1/7/2020
Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton look back at the first year of the program, which turns 20 years old this month. On January 3, 2000, All Songs Considered became National Public Radio's first online-only program. The show's origins came from the interest of those little music snippets played between news stories. As director of All Things Considered at the time, choosing those music "buttons" was Bob Boilen's job. The amount of mail that came his way inquiring about those buttons was...

Duration:00:44:08

Viking's Choice: The Year In The Loud And The Weird

12/31/2019
NPR Music's Lars Gotrich recounts 2019 with psychedelic noise-rock from Brazil, icy minimalism from Sweden, bonkers punk from Boston and anthemic heavy metal from Fresno.

Duration:00:39:13

The All Songs Considered Holiday Extravaganza, 2019

12/23/2019
Taylor Swift, Jenny Lewis, Tarriona "Tank" Ball, Lucy Dacus and more special guests join hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton for their annual holiday party. What could possibly go wrong?

Duration:01:00:21

Poll Results: NPR Listeners Pick The Top Albums Of 2019

12/17/2019
All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton count down the top 20 albums of the year as selected by NPR listeners in our annual poll. The clear message in 2019? Love rules.

Duration:01:01:31

All Songs Considered: The Year In Music 2019

12/9/2019
Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X dominated the headlines this year, but 2019 was much more than that. We look back at the music we'll remember most and the marks it left on our cultural landscape. As we listened back to the past year in music we heard a lot of the cultural and political angst you'd expect in a turbulent (and relentless) news cycle. But the albums that seemed to resonate the most in 2019 were more personal and inward looking, overflowing with love and defiant optimism....

Duration:01:18:15