All Songs Considered

All Songs Considered

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.)... Show More

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September 17, 2020 37 min
NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out on Sep. 18 include a long-awaited, self-titled release from Alicia Keys, PC Music's A.G. Cook, a rediscovered Thelonious Monk recording and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Alicia Keys — ALICIA
Featured Song: "Me x 7"
2. A.G. Cook — Apple
Featured Song: "Airhead"
3. Anjimile — Giver Taker
Featured Song: "To Meet You There"
4. Butcher Brown — #kingbutch
Featured Song: ...
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This week's new mix from All Songs Considered includes solo work from Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, recorded with his sons, a stunning track from Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker, a song for the times from Cautious Clay and more.

Featured Tracks:
1. Kevin Morby "Campfire" from Sundowner
2. Adrianne Lenker "anything" from songs
3. Maple Glider "As Tradition"
4. Jeff Tweedy "Love Is The King" from Love Is Th...
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NPR Music picks the best new albums out this week, including new releases by The Flaming Lips, Rita Indiana, Waylon Payne and more.
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On this week's All Songs Considered, hear new music from great unknowns and old favorites, including The Front Bottoms and Asaf Avidan.

1. Joe Wong: "Dreams Wash Away" from Nite Creatures
2. Frances Cone: "'93 Or '94" (single)
3. The Front Bottoms: "montgomery forever" from In Sickness & In Flames
4. Spacemoth: "Asking For You" (single)
5. Asaf Avidan: "Lost Horse" from Anagnorisis
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NPR Music picks the best new albums out this week, including new albums by Big Sean, Tricky, Lomelda, Bill Callahan and more. Click here to see all of our featured albums for the week of Sept. 4.
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On this edition of All Songs Considered, we pick our favorite music released in August 2020, featuring everything from the genre-busting indie rock of Bartees Strange and Victoria Monét's layered R&B to the return of Bright Eyes.
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NPR Music picks the best new albums out this week, including unadorned records from Angel Olsen and The Avett Brothers, the genre-bending Georgia Anne Muldrow and more.
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Fifteen years ago this week, All Songs Considered launched its first ever podcast episode. Hear how it sounded.
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August 20, 2020 38 min
NPR Music's shortlist for the best new albums out this week includes the first full-length from Bright Eyes in nearly a decade, the rapper Lecrae, U.K. jazz wonder Nubya Garcia and more.

Featured Albums:
1. The Killers — Imploding the Mirage
Featured Song: "Dying Breed"
2. The Mavericks — En Español
Featured Song: "Recuerdos"
3. Nubya Garcia — Source
Featured Song: "Before Us In Demerara & Caura"
4. Cidny B...
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On this week's All Songs Considered, The Swedish duo First Aid Kit covers Willie Nelson's "On The Road Again," reminding host Bob Boilen of how long it's been since he's seen a live show (159 days).

1. First Aid Kit: "On The Road Again"
2. Blu DeTiger: "Figure It Out"
3. Pillow Queens: "Holy Show" from In Waiting
4. Anjimile: "Baby No More" from Giver Taker
5. AMAARA: "Desert...
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August 13, 2020 39 min
NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out this week include the latest from Afro-fusion singer Burna Boy, Fantastic Negrito, Jacob Collier, the queer country of Orville Peck and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Burna Boy — Twice As Tall
Featured Song: "Monsters You Made"
2. Jacob Collier — Djesse Vol. 3
Featured Song: "In My Bones"
3. Fantastic Negrito — Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?
Featured Song: "I'm So Happy I...
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The singer and author chats with All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen about Jollett's incredible new memoir, Hollywood Park. It's also the title of his latest album with The Airborne Toxic Event.
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August 6, 2020 33 min
NPR Music's picks for the week's best new albums include the latest from Portland rapper Aminé, Mary Chapin Carpenter, a posthumous release from Jason Molina, saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Aminé — Limbo
Featured Song: "Can't Decide"
2. Mary Chapin Carpenter — The Dirt and the Stars
Featured Song: "All Broken Hearts Break Differently"
3. Jordan Lehning — Little Idols
Featured Song: &...
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The musical tastes of the NPR Music crew are a delightful jumble. On this edition of All Songs Considered, we pick our favorite music from July 2020, featuring Madeline Kenney, Nubya Garcia and Taylor Swift.
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July 30, 2020 38 min
NPR Music's picks for the week's best new releases include Brandy's first new album in eight years, a stunning debut from rapper and singer Dominic Fike, retro-country from Charley Crockett and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Brandy — B7
Featured Song: "Say Something"
2. Alanis Morissette — Such Pretty Forks in the Road
Featured Song: "Smiling"
3. Charley Crockett — Welcome to Hard Times
Featured Song: "Welcome t...
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This week's All Songs Considered features Angel Olsen's first album made without a backing band in eight years, 85-year old British folk legend Shirley Collins and a bunch of wonderful new discoveries.

1. Angel Olsen: "Whole New Mess" from Whole New Mess
2. Chrissy Stewart: "House of Christina" from House of Christina
3. Le Ren: "The Day I Lose My Mind" from Morning & Melancholia
4. Saadi: "Pearl...
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July 23, 2020 38 min
Taylor Swift's surprise new album, Folklore tops our list of the week's best releases, along with new ones from Lupe Fiasco, a 50th anniversary edition of Roberta Flack's debut album and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Taylor Swift — Folklore
Featured Song: "Seven"
2. Lupe Fiasco and Kaelin Ellis — House
Featured Song: "Shoes"
3. Lord Finesse — Motown State of Mind
Featured Song: "I Wanna Be Where You Are"
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On this edition of All Songs Considered, Sylvan Esso share and talk about their new song "Ferris Wheel," plus the first new album from The Psychedelic Furs in 29 years and more.

1. TRISHES: "Gaslight"
2. The Psychedelic Furs: "Come All Ye Faithful" from Made Of Rain
3. Gordon Koang: "South Sudan" from Unity
4. Madeline Kenney: "Picture Of You" from Sucker's Lunch
5. Sylvan Esso: "Ferris Wh...
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July 16, 2020 34 min
The week's best new albums include old-school hip-hop from Blu & Exile, a transformative record from singer Lianne La Havas, the existential rock of Protomartyr, pop singer Ellie Goulding and more.

Featured Albums:
1. The Chicks — Gaslighter
Featured Song: "Sleep at Night"
2. Lianne La Havas — Lianne La Havas
Featured Song: "Seven Times"
3. Blu & Exile — Miles: From an Interlude Called Life
Featured Song: "...
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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
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