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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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Our picks for the best new albums out on March 5 include an ambitious remix from Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats, the surreal hip-hop of Genesis Owusu, flickering dance pop from Jane Weaver and more.Featured Albums:1. Denzel Curry & Kenny Beats — Unlocked 1.5Featured Song: "Cosmic"2. Ian Sweet — Show Me How You DisappearFeatured Song: "My Favorite Cloud"3. Adult Mom — DriverFeatured Song: "Wisconsin"4. Hafez Modirzadeh — FacetsFeatured Song: "Facet 33 Tides"5. Genesis Owusu — Smiling With No TeethFeatured Songs: "Centrefold," "Drown," "Smiling With No Teeth," and "On The Move!"6. Jane Weaver — FlockFeatured Song: "The Revolution of Super Visions"7. Elizabeth and the Catapult — Sincerely, eFeatured Song: "Together Alone"Other notable releases for March 5: Arab Strap — As Days Get Dark; Fruit Bats — The Pet Parade; Jesswar — TROPIXX; Jimbo Mathus and Andrew Bird — These 13; Kings of Leon — When You See Yourself; Tigers Jaw — I Won't Care How You Remember Me.
In February, new albums by Aaron Lee Tasjan, Wild Pink and Black Country, New Road had us yearning for live music; VanJess sang matters of the heart; and Will Liverman devoted an entire album to Black composers. Songs featured on this episode: • Aaron Lee Tasjan: "Computer of Love" from Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!• Wild Pink: "Oversharers Anonymous" from A Billion Little Lights• Black Country, New Road: "Science Fair" from For the First Time• VanJess: "Slow Down" from Homegrown• Maxine Funke: "Lucky Penny" from Seance• Will Liverman: Three Dream Portraits: No. 2, Dream Variation from Dreams of a New DayFollow the Press Pause playlist for the NPR Music staff's favorite new songs.
NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out this week include Julian Baker's Little Oblivions, the warped pop of Jimmy Edgar, stirring protest songs from Chris Pierce, a debut from Sam Dew and more.Featured Albums:1. Julien Baker — Little Oblivions Featured Song: "Highlight Reel"2. Karima Walker — Waking The Dreaming BodyFeatured Song: "Window I"3. Chris Pierce — American SilenceFeatured Song: "Sound All The Bells"4. Don Cherry — Cherry JamFeatured Song: "You Took Advantage Of Me"5. Jimmy Edgar — Cheetah BendFeatured Song: "Cheetah"6. Sam Dew — Moonlit FoolsFeatured Song: "Rap Shit"7. Adrian Younge — The American NegroFeatured Song: "James Mincey Jr."8. A Winged Victory For The Sullen — Invisible CitiesFeatured Songs: "The Merchant Of Seven Nations" and "The Celestial City"Other notable releases for Feb. 26: Blanck Mass — In Ferneaux; Cloud Nothings — The Shadow I Remember; Glitterer — Life Is Not A Lesson; Lucy Spraggan — Choices; Nick Hakim — Will This Make Me Good (Remixes)
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite tracks of the week, including Charlie Hickey's collaboration with Phoebe Bridgers, José González's first song in Spanish and more.Featured Songs And Artists:1. Charile Hickey: "Ten Feet Tall," from Count The Stairs2. Francis of Delirium: "Let It All Go," from Wading3. Floatie: "Catch a Good Worm," from Voyage Out4. Matt Sweeney and Bonnie "Prince" Billy w/ Mdou Moctar: "Hall of Death," from Superwolves5. José González: "El Invento" (Single)6. Ethel Cain: "Michelle Pfeiffer," from Inbred7. Mint Julep: "Pulse," from In A Deep And Dreamless Sleep
NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out on Feb. 19 include the disco euphoria of SG Lewis, soaring, instrumental rock from Mogwai, the Somali supergroup 4 Mars, Tash Sultana and more.Featured Artists And Albums:1. SG Lewis — timesFeatured Song: "Back to Earth"2. Pauline Anna Strom: Angel Tears In SunlightFeatured Song: "Temple Gardens At Midnight"3. Mogwai — As The Love ContinuesFeatured Song: "F*** Off Money" 4. Tash Sultana — Terra FirmaFeatured Song: "Crop Circles"5. Lava La Rue — Butter-FlyFeatured Song: "Magpie"6. 4 Mars — Super Somali Sounds From The Gulf Of TadjouraFeatured Song: "Dhulka Hooyo"7. Cassandra Jenkins — An Overview On Phenomenal NatureFeatured Song: "Crosshairs"8. The Hold Steady — Open Door PolicyFeatured Song: "Unpleasant Breakfast"Other notable releases for Feb. 19: Animal Collective — Crestone; Another Michael — New Music And Big Pop; David Gray — Skellig; Hand Habits — Dirt; Indigo Sparke — Echo; Katy Kirby — Cool, Dry Place; Wild Pink — A Billion Little Lights.
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares thrilling new music from Tune-Yards, Tōth's tale of playing the trumpet — and fainting — during a funeral, the stunning voice of a singer named mehro and more.Featured Songs: 1. mehro: "Chance With You," from SKY ON FIRE 2. Tōth: "Turnaround (Cocaine Song)," from You And Me And Everything 3. Buzzy Lee: "Strange Town," from Spoiled Love 4. Johanna Samuels: "Nature's Way," from Excelsior! 5. Moontype: "About You," from Bodies of Water 6. Tune-Yards: "hold yourself," from sketchy.
NPR Music's shortlist for the best albums out this week includes new ones from the English rapper slowthai, R&B singer Pink Sweat$, the jazz super group R+R=Now, His Name Is Alive and more.Featured Albums:1. slowthai — TyronFeatured Songs: "45 Smoke," "Push" and "ADHD"2. Pink Sweat$ — Pink PlanetFeatured Song: tbd3. R+R=Now — R+R=Now LiveFeatured Song: tbd4. Jakbo Bro — Uma ElmoFeatured Song: tbd5. Various — Cuba: Music And RevolutionFeatured Song: tbd6. Dominique Fils-Aimé — Three Little WordsFeatured Song: "While We Wait"7. Anika Pyle — Wild RiverFeatured Songs: "Failure II" and "June"8. His Name Is Alive — Hope Is A CandleFeatured Songs: "Still" and "Halo"Other notable releases for Feb. 12: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah — New Fragility; Claud — Super Monster; Death by Unga Bunga — Heavy Male Insecurity; Django Django — Glowing in the Dark; Jillette Johnson — It's A Beautiful Day And I Love You; Pale Waves — Who Am I?; Sports — Get A Good Look Pt. 1; Various — Judas and the Black Messiah OST
On this week's show, All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares a mix of old favorites and new discoveries, including Julien Baker, the return of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, BONZIE and more.1. Julien Baker: "Favor," from Little Oblivions2. BONZIE: "Caves," from Reincarnation3. The Sea The Sea "Stumbling Home" from Stumbling Home4. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: "CYHSY 2005," from New Fragility5. Eve Adams: "Blues Look The Same," from Metal Bird6. Suss: "Drift," from Promise
New Music Friday: Feb. 5

New Music Friday: Feb. 5

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NPR Music's roundup of the week's best new albums includes a surprise solo release from Paramore's Hayley Williams, the 20th anniversary edition of J Dilla's Welcome 2 Detroit, Foo Fighters and more.Featured Albums:1. Foo Fighters — Medicine at MidnightFeatured Song: "Shame Shame"2. Odette — HeraldFeatured Song: "Trial By Fire"3. Black Coffee — SubconsciouslySong: "Wish You Were Here"4. John Carpenter — Lost Themes IIIFeatured song: "Alive After Death"5. The Staves — Good WomanFeatured Song: "Careful Kid"6. Editrix — Tell Me I'm BadFeatured Song: "Tell Me I'm Bad"7. Hayley Williams — Flowers for Vases - descanosFeatured Songs: "Just A Lover" and "How You Doin?"8. J Dilla — Welcome 2 Detroit (20th Anniversary Edition)Featured Song: "Think Twice" and "Give it Up (acapella version)"9. Femi and Made Kuti — Legacy +Featured Songs: "As We Struggle Every Day" and "Hymn"10. Archie Shepp & Jason Moran — Let My People GoFeatured Song: "Wise One"Other notable releases for Feb. 5: Aaron Lee Tasjan — Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!; Black Country, New Road — For the First Time; Jane Birkin — Oh! Pardo Tu Dormais; Miss Grit — Impostor; Psychedelic Porn Crumpets — Shyga! The Sunlight Mound; Puma Blu — In Praise of Shadows; Sun June — Somewhere; The Weather Station — Ignorance.
In January, we saw ourselves in FKA twigs and Jazmine Sullivan, drank from Ian Sweet's astral pop, shuffled Cassandra Jenkins' Tarot deck and got lost in William Parker's tone worlds. Songs featured on this episode: • FKA twigs (feat. Headie One, Fred again..), "Don't Judge Me"• Jazmine Sullivan: "Girl Like Me (feat. H.E.R.)" from Heaux Tales• Ian Sweet: "Drink the Lake" from Show Me How You Disappear• Cassandra Jenkins: "Hard Drive" from An Overview on Phenomenal Nature • William Parker: "The Golden Light (Hymn)" and "A Great Day to be Dead" from Migration of Silence Into and Out of The Tone WorldFollow the Press Pause playlist for the NPR Music staff's favorite new songs.
NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out this week include a Madlib-Four Tet collaboration, stunning debuts from Celeste and Arlo Parks, the Malian artist Nahawa Doumbia and more. Featured Albums: 1. Madlib & Four Tet — Sound AncestorsFeatured Song: "Hoprock"2. Celeste — Not Your MuseFeatured Song: "Tonight Tonight"3. Weezer — OK HumanFeatured Song: "All My Favorite Songs"4. Nahawa Doumbia — KanawaFeatured Song: "Didadi"5. Arlo Parks — Collapsed in SunbeamsFeatured Song: "Hope"6. Ani DiFranco — Revolutionary LoveFeatured Song: "Crocus"7. Shai Maestro — HumanFeatured Song: "Time"8. Yasmin Williams — Urban DriftwoodFeatured Song: "Juvenessence" and "Urban Driftwood"Other notable releases for Jan. 29: Anna B Savage — A Common Turn; The Besnard Lakes — The Besnard Lakes Are The Last Of The Great Thunderstorm Warnings; The Body — I've Seen All I Need To See; Buke & Gase With So Percussion — A Record Of...; Goat Girl — On All Fours; The Notwist — Vertigo Days; PJ Harvey — Is This Desire - Demos; Steven Wilson — The Future Bites; Tribulation — Where The Gloom Becomes Sound.
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tunes and discoveries of the week, including a powerful song on addiction from Margo Price, a stirring violin concerto, and more surprises.1. Hand Habits: "4th of July," from dirt - EP2. Miss Grit: "Impostor," from Impostor - EP3. Margo Price: "Hey Child," from That's How Rumors Get Started4. Anna Fox Rochinski: "Cherry," from Cherry5. Anna B Savage: "Baby Grand," from A Common Turn6. Iceland Symphony Orchestra: "Violin Concerto by Daníel Bjarnason," from Occurrence
NPR Music's shortlist of the best albums out on Jan. 22 includes the country hip-hop of Willie Jones, electronic artist Yu Su, Atlanta rapper BRS Kash, Rhye and more. Featured Albums:1. Th1rt3en — A Magnificent Day For An ExorcismFeatured Song: "The Magician"2. Yu Su — Yellow River BlueFeatured Song: "Klein"3. BRS Kash — Kash OnlyFeatured Song: "Do It"4. Remy Banks — The Phantom Of ParadiseFeatured Song: "Tomorrow"5. Rhye — HomeFeatured Song: "Black Rain"6. Typhoon — Sympathetic MagicFeatured Song: "Empire Builder"7. Palberta — Palberta 5000Featured Song: "Fragile Place"8. Willie Jones — Right NowFeatured Song: "American Dream"Other notable releases for Jan. 22: Alina Kalancea — Impedance; Bicep — Isles; CARM — CARM; Elio — Can You Hear Me Now; Elori Saxl — The Blue of Distance; Erik the Architect — Future Proof; Groupie — Ephemeral; James Yorkston and the Second Hand Orchestra — The Wide River; Jeremiah Fraites — Piano Piano; Lande Hekt — Going to Hell; Logic1000 — You've Got The Whole Night To Go; Thee Conductor — Spirit of a Ghost; Widowspeak — Honeychurch.
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new musical discoveries, with messages of love, understanding and acceptance.1. Bernice: "It's Me, Robin" from Eau de Bonjourno2. Nana Yamato: "Do You Wanna" from Before Sunrise3. Darkside: "Liberty Bell" from Spiral4. Nora Brown: "East Virginia" from Cinnamon Tree5. Steady Holiday: "Love Me When I Go To Sleep" from Take The Corners Gently6. Steven Wilson: "King Ghost" from The Future Bites
NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include the latest solo release from Zayn, the "bratty feminist" pop of Ashnikko, the Israeli jazz quartet Apifera and more.Featured Albums: 1. Ashnikko — DemidevilFeatured Song: "Toxic"2. Zayn — Nobody's ListeningFeatured Song: "Outside"3. Sexual Harrassment — I Need A FreakFeatured Song: "I Need A Freak"4. Kate Davis — Strange BoyFeatured Song: "I'll Do Anything But Break Dance For Ya, Darling"5. Pom Poko — CheaterFeatured Song: "Like A Lady"6. Apifera — OverstandFeatured Song: "Overstand"7. Midnight Sister — Painting the RosesFeatured Song: "Dearly Departed"8. Pearl Charles — Magic MirrorFeatured Song: "Take Your Time"Other notable releases for Jan. 15: Azure Ray — Azure Ray; Beach Bunny — Blame Game; Buck Meek — Two Saviors; Danielle Durack — No Place; Frank Iero and the Future Violents — Heaven is a Place, This is a Place; Jody Lo — I Will Not Break the Scale; Matthew Sweet — Catspaw; Samia — The Baby Reimagined; Shame — Drunk Tank Pink; You Me At Six — Suckapunch.
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares surprising collaborations between Vagabon and Courtney Barnett, Buke and Gase with So Percussion and more great discoveries.Featured Artists And Songs:1. Vagabon Feat. Courtney Barnett: "Reason to Believe" 2. Gia Margaret: "Solid Heart" 3. Shame: "Nigel Hitter" from Drunk Tank Pink4. Buke and Gase / So Percussion: "Hold It In" from A Record Of...5. awakebutstillinbed: "beauty" from stay who you are6. Another Sky: "It Keeps Coming" from Music For Winter Vol. 1
Spanish punk, metal-sampling rap, Kenyan grindcore, Russian synth pop — this is how NPR Music's resident Viking coped, raged and soothed himself in 2020. Songs featured on this episode: • Accidente: "Lo que importa" from Canibal• Backxwash: "Spells" from God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It• Aisha Orazbayeva: "Oliver Leith: Blurry Wake Song" from Music for Violin Alone• Maral: "Bushehr" from Push• Moor Mother: "Circuit Break" from Circuit City• Стереополина: "Последнее свидание" from Институт культуры и отдыха• Claire Rousay: "Two Things" from Both• Meurtrieres: "Alienor" from MeurtrièresFor more, follow the Viking's Choice playlist and subscribe to the newsletter.
In 2012, All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton rented a small cabin in the woods and invited some of their closest friends for what they were sure would be the party of the century.
In 2018, Steve Martin, John Legend, William Shatner and more joined Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton for All Songs Considered's annual holiday extravaganza, which unfolded like a bad high school play.
Kacey Musgraves, Conor Oberst and more special guests join All Songs hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton on a steam engine to the North Pole.
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Daniel Christensen

4 is Waxahachee. 3 is Fiona Apple, Fingerspelling. fetch t bolt cutters. of real abuse. 2 is taylor, lovely set of tunes. 1 is of course Phoebe Bridgers, Punisher (and not SAULT).

Dec 18th
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Daniel Christensen

6 is dua lipa. tiny desk is special. 5 : RTJ = run the jewels, killer Mike + LP.

Dec 18th
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Daniel Christensen

10: Jason Isbell shows the mentoring of john prine. BTW, lady gaga can do any music style. 8 is Fleet Foxes. hear the beach Boys influence. 7 is HAIM. fun deli pic and DC tour.

Dec 18th
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Daniel Christensen

13 is Rina Sawayama. 12 is tame impala. 11 is the weekend. the enya of sex -new age perversity.

Dec 18th
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Daniel Christensen

#20 is Bob Dylan, murder most foul, on Dallas nov. 1963. 19 is Charlie xcx, made in quarantine. of "hyperpop." or sad disco. 18: BTS (not played). 17: Adrienne Lenker, Anything. love it. 16 is mac Miller. Died young. 15 is perfume genius. set my heart on fire, immed. tune: Describe.

Dec 18th
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Daniel Christensen

Gaga. Waxahachie. fleet foxes. Jason Isbell. Fiona Apple. Taylor swift folklore.

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Daniel Christensen

On Sault: In just over a year, Sault has released three albums with little warning and scant member information. If the group's previous albums, '5' and '7' brought the funk-soul party, then 'Untitled (Black Is)' "funnels rage and sorrow into contemplative streams of thought, over equally brooding music meant to slow your heart rate," Marcus J. Moore wrote in his review for NPR Music. He further called the album "a robust collection of funk, soul, meditative spoken-word and protest chants meant to score the full spectrum of Blackness."

Dec 11th
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Daniel Christensen

1. cardi. b. and Megan thee stallion, WAP. a mix of play and seriousness.

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Daniel Christensen

Q. Christina and the queens. people I've been sad. feb2020 out

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Daniel Christensen

3. Megan thee stallion. full rap. savage remix

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Daniel Christensen

Mackey Guyton, black like me. good!

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Daniel Christensen

bad bunny. raps. samples. raeggeton

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Luke McKillop

where's K.G.?

Nov 20th
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Faranak DarrehShoori

allliiiii 👏

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Christopher Schrader

Y'all need to put links to other podcasts you talk about or at least add to it the notes. i hate having to search back through the episode to find it.

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Daniel Christensen

My favorite is Högni, so far, and most bands from Iceland.

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Jason

Very biased show which usually fails to mention many new releases, even in their show notes list. And most of the music they like is very boring stuff. No thanks.

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Derrick Thibeau

Outstanding

Jul 15th
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HMS Jon Hamm

Oh yeah, Boris. 🤟

Jul 5th
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Vanessa Kirby

🙏 Smoke

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