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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

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. Featured Albums: 1. The 1975 — Notes On A Conditional Form Featured Songs: "Me & You Together Song," "The 1975," "People," "The End (Music For Cars)" and "Frail State of Mind" 2. Indigo Girls — Look Long Featured Song: "Country Radio" 3. Owen Pallett — Island Featured Song: "A Bloody Morning" 4. The...

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

New Music Friday: May 8

5/8/2020
Our shortlist of the best new albums out this week includes a debut solo release from Paramore's Hayley Williams, the latest from R&B singer Kehlani, rapper Bishop Nehru and more. Featured Albums: 1. Hayley Williams — Petals For Armor Featured Song: "Simmer" 2. Blake Mills — Mutable Set Featured Song: "Money is the One True God" 3. Buscabulla — Regresa Featured Song: "Mío" 4. Mark Lanegan — Straight Songs of Sorrow Featured Song: "This Game of Love" 5. Chelsea Williams — Beautiful...

Duration:00:36:08

New Mix: Big Thief, Serpentwithfeet, Chris Funk, More

5/5/2020
This week's All Songs Considered includes a surprise drop from Big Thief, a sonic journey from The Decemberists' Chris Funk and some great unknowns. Featured Songs And Artists: 1. Big Thief: "Love in Mine" 2. Samia: "Is There Something in the Movies?" 3. serpentwithfeet: "Psychic" from Apparition 4. Pezzettino: "Ring for Sappho" from Venus 5. Tadzio: "Pint of My Blood" from That Cold Grey Light 6. Chris Funk: "Knifey Vellocet" from The Painted Porch 7. Luke Schneider: "Lex Universum"...

Duration:00:43:19

New Music Friday: May 1

5/1/2020
The best new albums out this week include an upside down sound from Car Seat Headrest, the technicolor world of Chicano Batman, a mind-blowing debut from actor Caleb Landry Jones and more. Featured Albums: 1. Car Seat Headrest — Making a Door Less Open Featured Songs: "Hollywood" and "There Must Be More Than Blood" 2. American Aquarium — Lamentations Featured Song: "Me + Mine" 3. Diet Cig — Do You Wonder About Me? Featured Song: "Broken Body" 4. Chicano Batman — Invisible...

Duration:00:35:13

The Best Of April, 2020

4/30/2020
NPR Music staff pick the music they love best for April 2020. "Dreamsicle" by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, "Only the Strong" from Laura Marling, "Pringle Creek" from Ellis, "Blissful Morning Dream Interpretation Melody" from Discovery Zone, "Como un Dragón" from Rita Indiana, "Look Alive" from Moor Jewelry and "Holy Mother" from Clarice Jensen.

Duration:00:38:27

New Mix: Khruangbin, Lucinda Williams, Protomartyr, More

4/28/2020
This week's All Songs Considered mix has joy and words of encouragement from Lucinda Williams, a group of artists in Kentucky vowing to "Lift Up Louisville," and more. 1. Tenci: "Joy" from My Heart Is An Open Field 2. Khruangbin: "Time (You and I)" from Mordechai 3. Protomartyr: "Worm In Heaven" from Ultimate Success Today 4. Teddy Abrams, Jim James, Will Oldham, Jecorey Arthur and More: "Lift Up Louisville" 5. Lucinda Williams: "When The Way Gets Dark" from Good Souls Better Angels 6....

Duration:00:42:30

New Music Friday: April 24

4/24/2020
The best new albums out this week include a scorcher from Lucinda Williams, a new joint from rapper Quelle Chris and Chris Keys, Sylvan Esso's first-ever live album, country singer Pam Tillis and more. Featured Albums: 1. Brendan Benson — Dear Life Featured Song: "I Can If You Want Me To" 2. Pam Tillis — Looking for a Feeling Featured Song: "Looking for a Feeling" 3. Sylvan Esso — WITH Featured Song: "Radio" 4. Quelle Chris & Chris Keys — Innocent Country 2 Featured Song: "Black...

Duration:00:36:57

New Mix: Bright Eyes, Jónsi, Nils Frahm, More

4/22/2020
This week's must-hear mix includes the long-awaited return of Jónsi and Bright Eyes, some quietude from pianist Nils Frahm and some great unknowns, including Ela MInus and Noveller. Featured Songs And Artists: 1. Bright Eyes: "Forced Convalescence" 2. Jónsi: "Exhale" 3. Ela Minus: "they told us it was hard, but they were wrong" (Single) 4. Skullcrusher: "Places / Plans" (Single) 5. Nils Frahm: "A Shimmer" from Empty 6. Noveller: "Effektology" from Arrow Stay in touch with NPR Music...

Duration:00:34:58

The Wit, Wisdom And Awe Of Fiona Apple's 'Fetch The Bolt Cutters'

4/20/2020
NPR Music's Ann Powers, Bob Boilen and Marissa Lorusso take a deep look at the singer's remarkable new album, Fetch The Bolt Cutters. On Friday, April 17, Fiona Apple released the stunning collection, which fans had been waiting just over eight years to hear — and it was well worth the wait. To celebrate, NPR Music hosted a live online listening party, playing the full record on our YouTube channel while tens of thousands of people joined in to listen along with us. When it was over, NPR...

Duration:00:17:35

New Music Friday: April 17

4/17/2020
Fiona Apple's long-awaited Fetch the Bolt Cutters leads our rundown of the best new albums out this week. Hear that, plus the latest from Shabazz Palaces, Lido Pimienta, Rina Sawayama and more. Featured Albums: 1. Fiona Apple — Fetch the Bolt Cutters Featured Song: "I Want You to Love Me" 2. Rina Sawayama — Sawayama Featured Song: "STFU!" 3. Lido Pimienta — Miss Colombia Featured Song: "Quiero Que Me Salves" 4. Sarah Siskind — Modern Appalachia Featured Song: "Punk Rock Girl" 5....

Duration:00:32:58

New Mix: More Music For The Here And Now

4/14/2020
This week's must-hear mix of music to slow the blood includes some delicate and joyful sounds, mostly from artists you likely haven't heard of, including Ben Lukas Boysen and Jerry Paper. Featured Songs And Artists: 1. The Mountain Goats: "Until Olympius Returns" from Songs for Pierre Chuvin 2. Jerry Paper: "Puppeteer" from Abracadabra 3. Ben Lukas Boysen: "Clarion" from Mirage 4. Avishai Cohen & Big Vicious: "Teardrop" from Big Vicious 5. Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus:...

Duration:00:39:35

New Music Friday: April 10

4/10/2020
Our weekly rundown of the best new albums out now includes the latest from Laura Marling, The Strokes' best new release in years, Hamilton Leithauser and more. Featured Albums: 1. The Strokes — The New Abnormal Featured Song: "The Adults Are Talking" 2. Laura Marling — Song For Our Daughter Featured Song: "Only the Strong" 3. Pokey LaFarge — Rock Bottom Rhapsody Featured Song: "End of My Rope" 4. Midwife — Forever Featured Songs: "S.W.I.M." and "C.R.F.W." 5. Hamilton Leithauser —...

Duration:00:35:42

John Prine's Life In 10 Songs

4/9/2020
On this special edition of All Songs Considered, we look back at the life and legacy of the late John Prine through ten of the defining songs from his nearly 50-year career. Host Bob Boilen is joined by NPR Music's Ann Powers as they play cuts from across the singer's deep catalog, from his self-titled, 1971 debut to his final album, 2018's The Tree of Forgiveness. 1. "Sam Stone" from John Prine (1971) 2. "Angel From Montgomery" from John Prine (1971) 3. "Hello In There" from John Prine...

Duration:01:00:15