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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 Mix: Snoh Aalegra, MXXWLL, Golda May, More

7/14/2020
This week's All Songs Considered mix features the extraordinary voice of Golda May, the cello music of Diana Burgess, the soul-filled sounds of Snoh Aalegra and more. 1. Golda May: "Hear Me Out" 2. Lomelda: "Wonder" from Hannah 3. Knot: "Foam" from Knot 4. Diana Burgess: "You Run" from You Run 5. Snoh Aalegra: "Dying 4 Your Love" 6. MXXWLL: "Light Turn Green" from Sheeesh

Duration:00:32:16

New Music Friday: July 10

7/10/2020
The best new albums out this week include the first posthumous full-length from the late rapper Juice Wrld, singer Margo Price's best record yet, the return of Rufus Wainwright and more. Featured Albums: 1. Juice WRLD — Legends Never Die Featured Song: "Life's A Mess" 2. Rufus Wainwright — Unfollow the Rules Featured Song: "Damsel In Distress" 3. Apollo Brown & Ché Noir — As God Intended Featured Song: "Money Oriented" 4. Margo Price — That's How Rumors Get Started Featured Song:...

Duration:00:35:48

New Mix: Sufjan Stevens, Bill Callahan, Fenne Lily, Lonnie Holley And More

7/7/2020
This week's All Songs Considered features an epic new song from Sufjan Stevens, a piano nocturne from Thomas Bartlett, a surprise release from Bill Callahan and more. Featured Artists And Songs: 1. Bill Callahan "Pigeons" from Gold Record 2. Fenne Lily "Alapathy" from Breach 3. Lonnie Holley "Like Hell Broke Away" from National Freedom 4. Thomas Bartlett "Lucida" from Shelter 5. Sufjan Stevens "America" from The Ascension

Duration:00:38:55

New Music Friday: July 3

7/3/2020
The best new albums out this week include the posthumous debut studio release from the rapper Pop Smoke, Willie Nelson's 70th solo album, a surprise release from the Japanese experimental band Boris and more. Featured Albums: 1. Keleketla! — Keleketla! Featured Songs: "Future Toyi Toyi" and "Freedom Groove" 2. Denai Moore — Modern Dread Featured Song: "Don't Close the Door" 3. Willie Nelson — First Rose of Spring Featured Song: "Don't Let the Old Man In" 4. Pop Smoke — Shoot for the...

Duration:00:31:07

NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of June

7/1/2020
From the foreboding final track of Run The Jewels' RTJ4 to pianist Jenny Lin's heart-soothing Philip Glass performance to SAULT's timely Untitled (Black Is), hear the voices of the NPR Music staff share their picks.

Duration:00:57:38

New Music Friday: June 26

6/26/2020
This week's "best new albums" shortlist includes the genre-defying sounds of Arca, Carlos Niño & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson's transporting improvisations, HAIM, sacred soul and more. Featured Albums: 1. Bad Moves — Untenable Featured Song: "Local Radio" 2. Arca — KiCk i Featured Song: "Riquiqui" 3. Becca Mancari — The Greatest Part Featured Song: "The First Time" 4. Carlos Niño & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson — Chicago Waves Featured Song: "Part VI-Into Eternity" 5. HAIM — Women in Music Pt....

Duration:00:37:38

The Best New Artists Of 2020 (So Far)

6/23/2020
There are way more new artists with stunning debuts this year than we could ever fit on a single show. But on this week's All Songs Considered, we share some of the standouts of 2020 (so far). Featured Artists And Songs: 1. Coriky: "Clean Kill" from Coriky 2. Rina Sawayama: "STFU!" from Sawayama 3. Tenci: "Joy" from My Heart Is An Open Field 4. THICK: "Mansplain" from 5 Years Behind 5. Katie Pruitt: "Grace Has a Gun" from Expectations 6. Buscabulla: "Vámono" from Regresa 7. Asher...

Duration:00:38:15

New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On June 19

6/19/2020
Our shortlist of the week's best new albums includes a celebration of love from John Legend, a stunning release from Phoebe Bridgers, a long-lost Neil Young record, the Malian singer Oumou Sangaré and more. Featured Albums: 1. Phantom Planet — Devastator Featured Song: "Time Moves On" 2. John Legend — Bigger Love Featured Song: "Ooh Laa" 3. Phoebe Bridgers — Punisher Featured Songs: "Punisher" and "I Know The End" 4. Roy Ayers, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad - JID 002 5. Bob...

Duration:00:33:51

New Mix: H.E.R., Shamir, Gracie And Rachel, More

6/17/2020
This week's must-hear mix from All Songs Considered includes music inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, a quarantine anthem, a track that draws on field recordings of bats and more. Featured Tracks: 1. Shamir "On My Own" (Single) 2. H.E.R. "I Can't Breathe" (Single) 3. A.O. Gerber "Old Blue" from Another Place to Need 4. Gracie and Rachel "Ideas" (Single) 5. Hania Rani "Buka" from Home 6. Eluvium "Dusk Tempi" from Field Works: Ultrasonic Stay in touch with NPR Music for the...

Duration:00:34:05

New Music Friday: June 12

6/12/2020
From new jazz albums from Ambrose Akinmusire and Norah Jones to soothing works from Gia Margaret, Eighth Blackbird and Noveller, here are the best new albums out on June 12. Featured Albums: 1. Ambrose Akinmusire — on the tender spot of every calloused moment Featured Song: "Tide of Hyacinth" 2. Jehnny Beth — To Love Is To Live Featured Song: "Innocence" 3. Gia Margaret — Mia Gargaret Featured Songs: "Body" and "Lesson" 4. Chloe x Halle — Ungodly Hour Featured Song: "Baby Girl" 5....

Duration:00:47:06

Music For Right Now

6/10/2020
On this week's All Songs Considered, we listen as thoughtful musicians express their utter frustrations and fears in the aftermath of George Floyd's death at the hands of the Minneapolis police. 1. Gary Clark Jr. and The Roots, "This Land (Remix)" (feat. Black Thought) 2. Chloë Nixon, "I Can't Breathe" 3. Fantastic Negrito, "How Long?" 4. Leon Bridges, "Sweeter" (feat. Terrace Martin) 5. Mickey Guyton, "Black Like Me" Stay in touch with NPR Music for the latest on Tiny Desks, new...

Duration:00:29:23

New Music Friday: Run The Jewels

6/5/2020
We break format on this week's show for a deeper discussion of RTJ4, an album that speaks directly to both current and historic racism in America, police violence and systemic oppression.

Duration:00:30:41

NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of May

6/1/2020
At the end of every month, the NPR Music team picks their favorite albums and songs. Their passions vary widely, from Atlanta rapper Deante' Hitchcock to Australian ambient artist Madeleine Cocolas.

Duration:00:42:28

New Music Friday: May 29

5/29/2020
If there's a common theme to the best new albums out this week, it's joy, from the relentlessly jubilant rock of the band Vistas, to singer Nicole Atkins' love letter to the Jersey Shore. Featured Albums: 1. Vistas — Everything Changes in the End Featured Song: "Sucker" 2. Nicole Atkins — Italian Ice Featured Song: "Captain" 3. Ondara — Folk N Roll Vol. 1 - Tales of Isolation Featured Song: "Mr. Landlord" 4. Jaime Wyatt — Neon Cross Featured Song: "Neon Cross" 5. 2nd Grade — Hit to...

Duration:00:32:05

Artists We Love Cover Songs They Love

5/26/2020
This week's new mix from All Songs Considered is all cover tunes, featuring musicians we love paying tribute to artists they love. 1. Jay Som "Lucy" from Soccer Mommy & Friends Singles Series 2. Soccer Mommy "I Think You're Alright" from Soccer Mommy & Friends Singles Series 3. Margaret Glaspy "Mythological Beauty" 4. Lucy Dacus "Tom Courtenay" 5. Sharon Van Etten "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding? [feat. Josh Homme]" 6 Caroline Spence "The Middle" 7. Palehound...

Duration:00:54:51

New Music Friday: May 22

5/22/2020
The best albums out this week include The 1975's sprawling masterpiece, Notes On A Conditional Form, the return of Indigo Girls, The Airborne Toxic Event, the rapper Gunna and more.

Duration:00:27:57

New Mix: Memorable Musical Discoveries, From Muzz To Lou Canon

5/19/2020
At a time when every day can feel the same, on this week's All Songs Considered you can meet someone new, with a mix of memorable music discoveries. 1. Muzz: "Red Western Sky" from Muzz 2. Liza Anne: "Bad Vacation" from Bad Vacation 3. Katie Von Schleicher "Brutality" from Consummation 4. Lou Canon "M.O.T.R." from Audomatic Body 5. Trespassers William "Winterstorms" 6. Asher Gamedze "Siyabulela" from Dialectic Soul Stay in touch with NPR Music for the latest on Tiny Desks, new music,...

Duration:00:32:53

New Music Friday: May 15

5/15/2020
Charli XCX's how i'm feeling now made entirely while quarantined, leads our shortlist of the week's best new albums, along with Jason Isbell, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Perfume Genius and more.

Duration:00:34:38

Kraftwerk's Remarkable Journey — And Where It Took Us

5/14/2020
On this edition of All Songs Considered, we take a musical journey honoring the genius of Kraftwerk's Florian Schneider, who died May 6, just a few days after turning 73. The German electronic band was like no other in the 1970s, with their pulsing electronic music and songs about the intersection of man and machines. Music writer Geeta Dayal and I play the band's career-defining songs from this group, a foursome that influenced everyone from David Bowie to Prince and '80s new wave while...

Duration:00:32:36

Little Richard's Life In 10 Songs

5/11/2020
On this special edition of All Songs Considered, we look back at the life of rock and roll pioneer Little Richard through 10 of the defining songs of his career. NPR Music Senior Director Lauren Onkey joins host Bob Boilen as they play singles from the early '50s up through his 1970 album, The Rill Thing. 1. "Tutti Frutti" (1955) 2. "Long Tall Sally (The Thing)" (1956) 3. "Get Rich Quick" (1952) 4. "Slippin' and Slidin' (Peepin' and Hidin')" (1956) 5. "The Girl Can't Help It"...

Duration:00:51:35