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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 Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On June 18

6/18/2021
The best albums out this week include GoldLink's Haram!, H.E.R.'s Back of My Mind, a comic book soundtrack called Dark Nights: Death Metal, a debut album from trans punk Cher Strauberry and more. Featured Albums: 1. Goldlink — Haram! Featured Songs: "Terrordome" and "Evian" 2. Various — Dark Nights: Death Metal Featured Song: "Diana" by Chelsea Wolfe 3. H.E.R. — Back of My Mind Featured Song: "We Made It" 4. Amythyst Kiah — Wary + Strange Featured Song: "Wild Turkey" 5. Donnie —...

Duration:00:35:56

New Mix: Lorde, Pokey LaFarge, The Go! Team, Azure Ray, More

6/15/2021
Lorde talks about her new song, we get an update on the Tiny Desk contest, Pokey LaFarge recalibrates his sound, Illuminati Hotties go "Pool Hopping" and other great new songs to fall in love with. Featured Artists And Songs: 1. Lorde: "Solar Power" (Single) 2. Illuminati Hotties: "Pool Hopping," from Let Me Do One More 3. Azure Ray: "Bad Dream," from Remedy 4. The Go! Team: "A Bee Without Its Sting," from Get Up Sequences Part One 5. The Goon Sax: "Psychic," from Mirror II 6. Lea...

Duration:00:39:10

New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On June 11

6/11/2021
Sleater-Kinney's Path of Wellness, the thundering pop of Marina, Brooklyn rapper Skyzoo and the blood-slowing sounds of Dustin O'Halloran are among NPR Music's picks for the best music out on June 11. Featured Albums: 1. Marina — Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land Featured Songs: "Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land" and "Goodbye" 2. Skyzoo — All The Brilliant Things Featured Song: "St. James Liquors" 3. Sleater-Kinney — Path of Wellness Featured Song: "Path of Wellness" 4. Jesse Markin —...

Duration:00:28:19

New Mix: Jomoro With Sharon Van Etten, Naia Izumi, Laura Stevenson, More

6/9/2021
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, featuring former Tiny Desk contest winner Naia Izumi, West African art-folk group The Narcotix, Laura Stevenson and more. Featured Artists And Songs: 1. Laura Stevenson: "State," from Laura Stevenson 2. Jomoro: "Nest," from Blue Marble Sky 3. The Narcotix: "Lilith," from Mommy Issues EP 4. Gone to Color: ""The 606" (feat. Jessie Stein,) from Gone To Color 5. Naia Izumi: "Voodoo," from A Residency in the...

Duration:00:34:44

New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On June 4

6/4/2021
Rostam's beautifully transfixing Changephobia, Japanese Breakfast's Jubilee and Liz Phair's first new album in more than a decade are among NPR Music's picks for the best albums out on June 4. Featured Albums: 1. Rostam — Changephobia Featured Song: "Bio 18" 2. Poté — A Tenuous Tale Of Her Featured Song: "Valley" 3. The Avalanches — Since I Left You (20th Anniv. Ed.) Featured Songs: "Frontier Psyychiatrist" and "Two Hearts In 3/4 Time" 4. Loraine James — Reflection Featured Song:...

Duration:00:34:46

The Best Music Of May: NPR Staff Picks

6/1/2021
In May, we swooned to Olivia Rodrigo's Sour, marveled at Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen, went back to the '90s with The Zolas, bathed in the opulent luxury of Sinéad Harnett's voice, got lost in Bill Laurance's piano universe, and jazz group Sound Prints expanded its possibilities. Songs featured on this episode: • Olivia Rodrigo: "jealousy, jealousy" from Sour • Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen, "Like I Used To" • The Zolas: "Yung Dicaprio" from Come Back to Life • Sinéad Harnett:...

Duration:00:36:39

New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On May 28

5/28/2021
NPR Music picks the best new albums out this week, including new releases by DMX, Bachelor, Mustafa, Natalia Lafourcade and more. Featured Albums: 1. Bachelor — Doomin' Sun Featured Song: "Spin Out" 2. DMX — Exodus Featured Song: "Hold Me Down" 3. Mustafa — When Smoke Rises Featured Song: "Ali" 4. Various Artists — Fire in Little Africa Featured Song: "City of Dreams" 5. Mereba — Azeb Featured Song: "Rider" 6. Natalia Lafourcade — Un Canto por México, Vol. 2 Featured Song: "La...

Duration:00:28:35

New Mix: Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen, Mdou Moctar, Angélique Kidjo, More

5/25/2021
This weeks All Songs Considered features a striking collaboration between Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen. I also share a conversation and music with Angélique Kidjo, psych-guitar from Mdou Moctar and more. 1. Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen: "Like I Used To" (Single) 2. Aerial East: "The Things We Build," from Try Harder 3. Saint Sister: "Manchester Air," from Where I Should End 4. Sunny Jain: "Where is Home," from Phoenix Rise 5. Angélique Kidjo: "Africa, One Of A Kind (feat. Mr Eazi...

Duration:00:45:56

New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On May 21

5/21/2021
NPR Music picks the best new albums out this week, including new releases by Olivia Rodrigo, Allison Russell, Audrey Nuna and more. Featured Albums: 1. Olivia Rodrigo — Sour Featured Song: "Brutal" 2. Patrick Paige II — If I Fail, Are We Still Cool? Featured Song: "Curfew" 3. Allison Russell — Outside Child Featured Song: "4th Day Prayer" 4. Georgia Anne Muldrow — VWETO III Featured Song: "Old Jack Swing" 5. Audrey Nuna — A Liquid Breakfast Featured Song: "Damn Right" 6. Erika de...

Duration:00:31:27

New Mix: Sleater-Kinney, Lowland Hum Reimagining Peter Gabriel, More

5/18/2021
1. Sleater-Kinney: "Worry With You," from Path of Wellness 2. Billie Marten: "Human Replacement," from Flora Fauna 3. Sleepersound: "Silence Otherwise," from Idle Voices 4. Green-House: "Peace Piece," from SC25 5. Lowland Hum: "In Your Eyes," from So Low 6. Briars of North America: "Sala," from Supermoon

Duration:00:48:50

New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On May 14

5/14/2021
NPR Music's picks for the best albums out on May 14 include Jorja Smith's Be Right Back, St. Vincent's homage to early '70s rock, a staggering new project from saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings and more. Featured Albums: 1. Jorja Smith — Be Right Back Featured Song: "Digging" 2. St. Vincent — Daddy's Home Featured Song: "Melting of the Sun" 3. Paris Texas — Boy Anonymous Featured Song: "Force of Habit" 4. Maxine Funke — Séance Featured Song: "Quiet Shore" 5. Giant Claw — Mirror...

Duration:00:31:20

Tiny Desk Contest Family Hour

5/13/2021
We brought together all six Tiny Desk Contest winners for some music and conversation. Hear the songs that earned them a ticket to the Tiny Desk, plus their advice for entering the Contest.

Duration:01:17:43

New Mix: Torres, The Laura Marling Project LUMP, Rodrigo Amarante And More

5/12/2021
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, including "the most fun song" Torres has ever written, the latest from Laura Marling's project called LUMP and more. 1. Torres: "Don't Go Puttin Wishes in My Head," from Thirstier 2. LUMP: "Animal (feat. Laura Marling & Mike Lindsay)," from Animal 3. Caveman: "Like Me," from Smash 4. Rodrigo Amarante: "Maré," from Drama 5. koleżanka: "7th st/ 7th ave," from Place Is 6. Water From Your Eyes: ""Quotations","...

Duration:00:38:13

Dawn Richard Documents Her Mother's Dreams

5/9/2021
WNXP's Jewly Hight shares a conversation with electronic dance artist Dawn Richard and her mom Debbie. Her new album, Second Line, grew out of Dawn's desire to better understand where her mom came from and what matters to her.

Duration:00:22:47

New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On May 7

5/7/2021
NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include the intricately detailed pop of Dodie, a posthumous release from legendary drummer Tony Allen, a mind-blower from Daniel Bachman and more. Featured Albums: 1. Dodie — Build A Problem Featured Song: "Special Girl" 2. L'Orange & Namir Blade — Imaginary Everything Featured Song: "Nihilism" 3. Daniel Bachman — Axacan Featured Songs: "Blues in the Anthropocene" and "Year Of The Rat" 4. Tony Allen — There Is No End Featured Song:...

Duration:00:30:29

The Best Music Of April: NPR Staff Picks

5/3/2021
In April, we adored biting and beautiful indie rock from Pom Pom Squad and Flock of Dimes, witnessed Zao's metallic brutality, were transported by Catalan multi-instrumentalist Rita Payés and kora player Toumani Diabaté, and were reminded why we love ILOVEMAKONNEN. Songs featured on this episode: • Pom Pom Squad: "Head Cheerleader" from Death of a Cheerleader • Flock of Dimes: "Awake for the Sunrise" from Head of Roses • Zao: "Creator/Destroyer" from The Crimson Corridor • Rita Payés:...

Duration:00:36:26

New Music Friday: April 30

4/30/2021
NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include girl in red's long-awaited debut, the Flying Lotus soundtrack for Yasuke and more. Featured Albums: 1. girl in red — If I Could Make It Go Quiet Featured Song: "Serotonin" 2. Dawn Richard — Second Line Featured Song: "Bussifame" 3. Ashley Monroe — Rosegold Featured Song: "Siren" 4. Shelley FKA Dram — S/T Featured Song: "Rich And Famous" 5. Amy Shark — Cry Forever Featured Songs: "The Wolves" and "Amy Shark" 6. Matt...

Duration:00:30:07

New Mix: Manchester Orchestra, Ballaké Sissoko, Faye Webster, More

4/27/2021
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, including the calming sounds of Ballaké Sissoko, the plainspoken wisdom of singer Faye Webster and more. Featured Songs: 1. No-No Boy: "The Best God Damn Band in Wyoming," from 1975 2. Faye Webster: "Cheers," from I Know I'm Funny haha 3. Tōth: "Guitars Are Better Than Synthesizers for Writing Through Hard Times," from You And Me And Everything 4. Ballaké Sissoko: "Kadidja," from Djourou 5. Lau Noah: "Las...

Duration:00:31:46

New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On April 23

4/23/2021
NPR Music's shortlist for the best albums out on April 23 includes Nashville singer and rapper Houston Kendrick's technicolor pop, Malian Kora player Toumani Diabaté, Dinosaur Jr. and more. 1. Houston Kendrick — Small Infinity Featured Song: "Ugly Vybes" 2. Hannah Jadagu — What Is Going On? Featured Song: "Sundown" 3. Dinosaur Jr. — Sweep It Into Space Featured Song: "And Me" 4. Arooj Aftab — Vulture Prince Featured Songs: "Suroor" and "Baghon Main" 5. Toumani Diabaté and The London...

Duration:00:27:05

New Mix: Lucy Dacus, Producer George Martin's Secret 'Ray Cathode' Project, More

4/20/2021
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tunes of the week including a "Hot and Heavy" track from Lucy Dacus, and Beatles producer George Martin's little-known side project, Ray Cathode. 1. Lucy Dacus: "Hot & Heavy," from Home Video 2. Uwade: "The Man Who Sees Tomorrow" (Single) 3. Field Music: "When You Last Heard From Linda," from Flat White Moon 4. Ray Cathode (George Martin and Maddalena Fagandini): "Time Beat" (Single) 5. Ray Cathode (George Martin and Maddalena...

Duration:00:31:23