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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: Nov. 27

11/27/2020
NPR Music's pick for the best new albums out this holiday week include an epic return for The Smashing Pumpkins, Three 6 Mafia rapper Juicy J, a previously unreleased Bill Evans concert and more. Featured Albums: 1. The Smashing Pumpkins — Cyr Featured Song: "Save Your Tears" 2. Juicy J — The Hustle Continues Featured Song: "1995" 3. Ane Brun — How Beauty Holds The Hand Of Sorrow Featured Song: "Trust" 4. Sundae Crush — A Real Sensation Featured Song: "Good Boy" 5. Bill Evans —...

Duration:00:27:48

New Mix: Steve Earle, Big Thief's Buck Meek, Katy Kirby, More

11/24/2020
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite songs of the week including Steve Earle performing the work of his late son, Justin Townes Earle who died of an apparent drug overdose in August. Featured Tracks: 1. Steve Earle: "Harlem River Blues" from J.T. 2. Buck Meek: "Pareidolia" from Two Saviors 3. Horsegirl: "Ballroom Dance Scene" (Single) 4. Painted Shield: "Ten Years From Now" from Painted Shield 5. Miloe: "Change Your Mind" from Greenhouse 6. Katy Kirby: "Traffic!"...

Duration:00:32:20

Sylvan Esso Launch New Podcast, 'Shaking Out The Numb'

11/23/2020
Hear the first episode of the podcast, created with Vermont Public Radio's Erica Heilman, as the band reveals how they made their latest album, Free Love. Erica Heilman spent hours talking with singer Amelia Meath and synthesist Nick Sanborn. We get a deep insight into how this couple works together — in this case, it began with Amelia's voice memo. It was just her singing, unaccompanied. And though they've made music together for the past seven-plus years, Nick thought it might be the best...

Duration:00:12:54

New Music Friday: Nov. 20

11/20/2020
NPR Music's picks for the week's best new albums includes the debut, studio full-length from rapper Megan Thee Stallion, the first all-Spanish album from Kali Uchis, U.K. dub artist The Bug and more. Featured Albums: 1. Megan Thee Stallion — Good News Featured Song: "Savage Remix" 2. Mamalarky — Mamalarky Featured Song: "Drug Store Model" 3. The Bug (feat. Dis Fig) — In Blue Featured Song: "Take" 4. Kali Uchis — Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios) Featured Song: "La Luna" and "te...

Duration:00:33:07

Stream New Music From Lavender Diamond, A Jay Som-Chastity Belt Collaboration, More

11/17/2020
All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen shares his favorite tunes of the week, including a captivating project with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and yMusic's CJ Camerieri. The Playlist: 1. Routine: "Cady Road," from And Other Things 2. CARM: "Land," from CARM 3. lemin.: "One Brain," from Petey Passed Away 4. Lavender Diamond: "In The Middle," from Now Is The Time 5. Indigo Sparke: "Baby," from Echo 6. Joy On Fire: "Thunderdome," from Thunderdome

Duration:00:32:10

New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Nov. 13

11/13/2020
NPR Music's picks for the week's best new albums include the long-awaited So Help Me God from 2 Chainz, country singer Chris Stapleton, the Afrobeats of Davido, Gillian Welch rarities and more. Featured Albums: 1. Chris Stapleton — Starting Over Featured Song: "Starting Over" 2. Davido — A Better Time Featured Song: "I Got A Friend" 3. Quakers — II: The Next Wave Featured Song: "Gun Control" 4. Hachiku — I'll Probably Be Asleep Featured Song: "I'll Probably Be Asleep" 5. Gillan...

Duration:00:36:19

The Passionate Calm Of Ólafur Arnalds

11/10/2020
The Icelandic composer talks with All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen about finding rebirth through making music, the growing pains of turning 30 and how Death Cab For Cutie changed his life.

Duration:00:32:09

New Music Friday: Nov. 6

11/6/2020
NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out this week include pure escapism from Kylie Minogue's Disco, the "destructive" pop-rap of Bree Runway, Argentinian bandoneon master Dino Saluzzi and more. Featured Albums: 1. Kylie Minogue — Disco Featured Song: "Magic" 2. Bree Runway — 2000AND4EVA Featured Song: "ATM (feat. Missy Elliott)" 3. Little Mix — Confetti Featured Song: "Sweet Melody" 4. Fred Hersch — Songs From Home Featured Song: "All I Want" 5. Dino Saluzzi —...

Duration:00:39:11

Hear Joni Mitchell's Previously Unreleased Early Recordings

11/5/2020
A treasure trove of unheard Joni Mitchell recordings has just been released with more than a hundred tracks from the early 1960s, including almost 30 original songs she's never released before. On this special edition of All Songs Considered, NPR Music's Ann Powers and host Bob Boilen explore these early works of Joni Mitchell and play selections from the new box set from Rhino. This includes some of Joni Mitchell's first-known recordings, like a radio studio recording made in Saskatoon,...

Duration:00:39:51

NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of October

11/2/2020
On this edition of All Songs Considered, we pick our favorite music released in October 2020, featuring South African jazz group SPAZA, Wendy Eisenberg's acrobatic guitar play, Jean Dawson's adventurous pop and Touché Amoré's desperate hardcore. Songs featured in this episode: * Jean Dawson: "Devilish" from Pixel Bath * Touché Amoré: "Reminders" from Lament * Wendy Eisenberg: "Futures" from Auto * Stephanie Lambring: "Joy of Jesus" from Autonomy * Xavier Omär: "Find Me" from If You...

Duration:00:31:38

New Music Friday: Oct. 30

10/30/2020
NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out on Oct. 30 include a surprise release from Common, the return of rapper Busta Rhymes, singer Sam Smith, the country artist Cam, Ane Brun and more. Featured Albums: 1. Outkast — Stankonia 20th Anniversary Edition Featured Songs: "So Fresh, So Clean" and "B.O.B. (A Cappella version)" 2. Sam Smith — Love Goes Featured Song: "Love Goes (feat. Labrinth" 3. Busta Rhymes — Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God Featured Song: "True...

Duration:00:38:34

Wayne Coyne On Drugs And The Flaming Lips' 'American Head'

10/27/2020
All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen talks with The Flaming Lips frontman about drugs, the tragic loss of friends, the impact on families and how it all informs the band's latest album, American Head.

Duration:00:39:27

New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 23

10/23/2020
NPR Music's shortlist of the best new albums out on Oct. 23 includes Bruce Springsteen's Letter to You, a new concept record from Gorillaz, the electronic artist known as Actress and more. Featured Albums: 1. Gorillaz — Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez Featured Song: "The Valley of the Pagans" 2. Actress — Karma & Desire Featured Song: "VVY" 3. Songhoy Blues — Optimisme Featured Song: "Assadja" 4. Keaton Henson — Monument Featured Song: "Ambulance" 5. Junglepussy —...

Duration:00:38:03

New Mix: MILCK, The Weather Station, Mary Lattimore, More

10/20/2020
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, including a powerful anthem for racial justice from MILCK, Debussy's "Clair de Lune" played on a theremin and more. Featured Songs: 1. Steady Holiday: "Living Life" from Take The Corners Gently 2. The Weather Station: "Robber" (Single) 3. Kacy & Clayton And Marlon Williams: "I Wonder Why" from Plastic Bouquet 4. MILCK: "Somebody's Beloved (feat. Bipolar Sunshine)" (Single) 5. Grégoire Blanc and Orane...

Duration:00:39:24

New Music Friday: Oct. 16

10/16/2020
NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out this week include rapper Black Thought's stunning Streams of Thought Vol. 3, a solo debut from The National's Matt Berninger, Beabadoobee and more. Featured Albums: 1. Black Thought — Streams Of Thought Vol. 3: Cane & Abel Featured Song: "State Prisoner" 2. Autechre — Sign Featured Song: "M4 Lema" 3. SPAZA — Uprize! Featured Song: "Bantu Education" 4. Beabadoobee — Fake It Flowers Featured Song: "Care" 5. Matt Berninger — Serpentine...

Duration:00:39:01

New Mix: Luluc, The Antlers, Squirrel Flower, More

10/13/2020
All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen and NPR Music's Otis Hart share their favorite songs of the week, including the return of The Antlers, the folk duo Luluc, Tuareg rock artist Mdou Moctar and more. 1. Luluc: "Emerald City" from DREAMBOAT 2. Danielle Durack: "Broken Wings" from No Place 3. The Antlers: "Wheels Roll Home" (Single) 4. Squirrel Flower: "Chicago" (Single) 5. Mdou Moctar: "Chismiten" (Single) 6. Jake Blount: "Roustabout" from Spider Tales 7. Sam Sweeney "Unearth/Steppy...

Duration:00:37:37

New Music Friday: Oct. 9

10/9/2020
NPR Music's shortlist of the best new albums out this week includes the soaring synth-pop of Future Islands, the country duo Brothers Osborne, remixed classics from John Lennon and more. Featured Albums: 1. Future Islands — As Long As You Are Featured Song: "Waking" 2. Carla Bruni — Carla Bruni Featured Song: "Partir dans la nuit" 3. The Budos Band — Long in the Tooth Featured Song: "Long in the Tooth" 4. Machinedrum — A View Of U Featured Song: "Wait For U" 5. Brothers Osborne —...

Duration:00:36:57

New Mix: Maren Morris, Sam Amidon, Palberta, Gulfer, More

10/6/2020
NPR Music's Bob Boilen and Marissa Lorusso share songs that call for unity and self-reflection in turbulent times. Featured Tracks: 1. Maren Morris: "Better Than We Found It" 2. Palberta: "Before I Got Here" from Palberta 5000 3. Gulfer: "Nature Kids" from Gulfer 4. Purple Witch of Culver: "Trig" 5. Loudon Wainwright III: "You Rascal You" from I'd Rather Lead A Band 6. Sam Amidon: "Time Has Made A Change" from Sam Amidon

Duration:00:36:59

New Music Friday: Oct. 2

10/2/2020
NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out on Oct. 2 include the latest from West Coast rapper YG, the K-pop group BLACKPINK, Icelandic singer Jónsi and more. Featured Albums: 1. BLACKPINK — The Album Featured Song: "Pretty Savage" 2. YG — My Life 4Hunnid Featured Song: "Laugh Now, Kry Later" 3. Laura Jane Grace — Stay Alive Featured Song: "Old Friend (Stay Alive)" 4. Eartheater — Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin Featured Song: "Fantasy Collision" 5. Jónsi — Shiver Featured...

Duration:00:33:18

NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of September

10/1/2020
We pick our favorite music released in September 2020, featuring Cuban hip-hop artist La Dame Blanche, Masego's summer wanderlust, Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker and a reimagined mass. • Adrianne Lenker: "anything" from songs • Waylon Payne: "Old Blue Eyes" from Blue Eyes, The Harlot, The Queer, The Pusher and Me • Masego, "Passport" • La Dame Blanche: "La Maltratada" from Ella • Theo Alexander: "re; Waiting" from Animadversions • Sarah Kirkland Snider: "Kyrie" from Mass for the Endangered

Duration:00:30:48