All Songs Considered

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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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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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@allsongs

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Episodes

New Mix: Jana Horn, Debashish Bhattacharya, Lankum, more

1/31/2023
NPR Music editor Lars Gotrich joins All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen as they share their favorite new tracks of the week. Featured Songs and Artists: 1. Jana Horn: "After All This Time," from The Window is the Dream 2. Anna Mieke: "Go Away from My Window," from Theatre 3. Nabalayo: "mtwapa siren," from INSHA 4. Lankum: "Go Dig My Grave," from False Lankum 5. PoiL Ueda: "Dan No Ura - Part 1," from PoiL Ueda 6. Debashish Bhattacharya: "The Sound of the Soul," from The Sound of the Soul

Duration:00:57:42

Guest DJ Tom Verlaine (2006)

1/28/2023
Tom Verlaine spins everything from Charles Mingus to The Day the Earth Stood Still soundtrack.

Duration:00:33:01

New Music Friday: The best releases out on Jan. 27

1/27/2023
The best albums out this week include A Reckoning from Kimbra, Sam Smith's deeply personal and powerful Gloria, jazz saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin's Phoenix and more. Featured Albums: 1. Kimbra — A Reckoning Featured Songs: "la type (feat. Pink Siifu & Tommy Raps)," "save me," "foolish thinking (feat. Ryan Lott)" 2. Sam Smith — Gloria Featured Songs: "Unholy (feat. Kim Petras)," "I'm Not Here To Make Friends," "Love Me More," "Gloria" 3. Lakecia Benjamin — Phoenix Featured Songs:...

Duration:00:31:02

New Mix: boygenius, The National, Baaba Maal, more

1/24/2023
All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, including the return of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus as boygenius, The National and more. Featured Songs and Artists: 1. boygenius: "$20," from the record 2. The National: "Tropic Morning News," from First Two Pages of Frankenstein 3. Niklas Paschburg & lùisa: "Darkside of the Hill," from Panta Rhei 4. Miss Grit: "Lain (phone clone)," from Follow the Cyborg 5. Baaba Maal: "Agreement," from...

Duration:00:36:50

In conversation: Fabi Reyna learned to listen to her revolutionary intuition

1/18/2023
Alt.Latino's Anamaria Sayre sits down with Fabi Reyna of Reyna Tropical to talk about the process of trusting yourself, how music saved her life and moving forward after losing her creative collaborator Sumohair.

Duration:00:27:28

New Mix: Peter Gabriel, Vagabon, Steady Holiday, more

1/17/2023
New music from Peter Gabriel's first album of all new songs in 20 years. Also, Daughter has their first album of all new songs; it's been seven years for them. Plus, a heavy beat from Vagabon, wisdom from Steady Holiday and more. Featured Artists and Songs: 1. Peter Gabriel: "Panopticom," from i/o 2. Daughter: "Be On Your Way," from Stereo Mind Game 3. Vagabon: "Carpenter," (Single) 4. Steady Holiday: "The Balance," from Newfound Oxygen 5. Gina Birch: "I Play My Bass Loud," from I Play...

Duration:00:36:10

New Music Friday: The best releases out on Jan. 13

1/13/2023
The week's best new albums include a genre-spanning masterpiece from singer Margo Price, a tribute to the '80s from Seven Davis Jr., Belle and Sebastian, jazz trumpeter Derrick Gardner and more. Featured Albums: 1. Margo Price — Strays Featured Songs: "Light Me Up," "Time Machine," "Radio," "Anytime You Call" 2. Seven Davis Jr. — savedbythebell Featured Songs: "zero press," "wendy & lisa," "savedbythebell" 3. poolblood — mole Featured Songs: "my little room," "wfy," "beam" 4. Belle &...

Duration:00:33:09

New Mix: Kate Davis, Rozi Plain, M(h)aol, Fievel Is Glauque, more

1/10/2023
NPR Music's Hazel Cills and Marissa Lorusso join host Bob Boilen to share their favorite new tracks of the week, including the jagged sounds of Dublin's M(h)aol, former jazz prodigy and singer Kate Davis and more. Featured Artists and Songs: 1. Decisive Pink: "Haffmilch Holiday" (Single) 2. Artist: "Friendship Is Frequency," from Mind Palace Music 3. Kate Davis: "Consequences," from Fish Bowl 4. Fievel Is Glauque: "Days of Pleasure," from Flaming Swords 5. Rozi Plain: "Help," from...

Duration:00:36:25

Peeling back layers of the 'Glass Onion' score

1/6/2023
For Glass Onion, composer Nathan Johnson had to navigate and illuminate the film's conflicting range of emotions. He found endless possibilities within an orchestra.

Duration:00:27:03

In conversation: The Cuban roots of rock and roll

1/4/2023
Can you hear the cha-cha-cha in The Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"? Or the mambo in Ray Charles' "What'd I Say"? This week, our friends at Alt.Latino take a closer look at the Cuban roots of rock and roll.

Duration:00:29:06

In conversation: The enduring spark of Selena

12/28/2022
Since her death in 1995, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez' legacy has spread far beyond her Tejano music roots. This week, Alt.Latino revisits a classic episode and explores how Selena became a powerful symbol of Latina identity.

Duration:00:28:30

Viking's Choice 2022: Outer Sounds Around the World

12/27/2022
On this year-end episode, NPR Music producer Lars Gotrich takes host Bob Boilen around the globe to experience Vietnamese ambient, Chilean speed metal and auto-tune'd Ghanaian gospel music. Featured Tracks and Artists: • BKO: "Sadiona" from Djine Bora • Cheba Wahida: "Jrouli Jrouli" from Jrouli • Sơn FM: "Go Into the Mountains" from Points of Light (ST​๐​๐​๗​) • Switchblade: "夜に踊る" from Blue Matter • Romperayo: "El Borracho" from Así No Se Puede Muchaches • La Colonie de Vacances:...

Duration:00:44:28

The All Songs Considered Holiday Cruise

12/22/2022
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.

Duration:00:55:57

Holiday Mix: A Latin music Christmas

12/21/2022
¡Felices fiestas y'all! This week, Alt.Latino revisits a classic episode from 2014 to enjoy the music of D.C. Latino choir, Cantigas.

Duration:00:30:11

Poll Results: Listeners Pick the Best Albums of 2022

12/20/2022
Bob Boilen, Robin Hilton and Stephen Thompson gather in a studio for the first time in nearly 3 years to count down NPR Music listeners' top 10 albums of 2022.

Duration:00:54:38

Countdown: The Top 10 Songs of 2022

12/15/2022
NPR's Ann Powers, Alt.Latino host Anamaria Sayre and contributor (and NPR Music alum) LaTesha Harris join host Robin Hilton to countdown the top 10 songs of 2022, as selected by the NPR Music team, contributors and partner stations. See NPR Music's top 100 songs, top 50 albums and more.

Duration:00:37:25

The best Latin music of 2022

12/14/2022
Alt.Latino host Anamaria Sayre sits down with Rolling Stone's Julyssa Lopez and NPR Music contributor Stefanie Fernández to talk about (some of) their favorite albums of the year. Show notes: You can help us improve Alt.Latino by taking some time to answer questions about the show. Please tell us what you like and how we could improve by going to npr.org/altlatinosurvey.

Duration:00:33:59

Countdown: The Top 10 Albums of 2022

12/12/2022
NPR's Ann Powers and Sheldon Pearce join critic Christina Lee and host Robin Hilton to countdown the top 10 albums of 2022, as selected by the NPR Music team, contributors and partner stations. See NPR Music's list of the top 50 albums from 2022 and more.

Duration:00:42:17

In conversation: Why cumbia is the musical backbone of Latin America

12/7/2022
Whether you're from Ushuaia or East Los Angeles, you've likely heard cumbia blaring from a stereo. This week, Alt.Latino revisits a classic episode from 2015 and takes a closer look at the musical backbone of the Americas.

Duration:00:30:09

Countdown: The Top 10 Rock Albums of 2022

12/6/2022
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen joins NPR Music's Hazel Cills and Marissa Lorusso to count down NPR Music's top 10 rock albums of 2022. Featured songs and artists: 10. Kevin Morby: "This Is a Photograph," from This Is a Photograph 9. Soul Glo: "Jump!! (Or Get Jumped!!!)((by the future))," from Diaspora Problems 8. Special Interest: "Foul," from Endure 7. caroline: "Dark blue," from caroline 6. Hurray for the Riff Raff: "PRECIOUS CARGO," from LIFE ON EARTH 5. Alvvays:...

Duration:01:02:27