All Songs Considered
Lord Huron, Metz, Patrick Watson, More02/24/15
It may be freezing on the east coast, but on All Songs Considered this week, we've got the hottest tracks to keep you out of the cold.At the top, North Dakota songwriter Tom Brosseau tells a heartbreaking story about a boy abandoned by his mother....
New Mix: Sufjan Stevens, Alabama Shakes, JEFF The Brotherhood, More
This week on All Songs Considered we reflect on age and time, how we make sense of the world as we all grow older, and how it all ties in to the artist who opens this week's show: Sufjan Stevens. Stevens has been busy with numerous projects since...
Love Songs You Love To Love
In honor of Valentine's Day, we asked our listeners to name their ideal romantic song. After receiving over a thousand replies, we tallied the results, listened, swooned (and sometimes scratched our heads). On this week's show, Bob Boilen and Robin...
New Mix: Toro Y Moi, Courtney Barnett, Pops Staples, More
This week on All Songs Considered, we start the show with new music Bob's been waiting for two years to hear: the great first single from Courtney Barnett's debut full-length album. Don't miss the video for "Pedestrian at Best" off her album Sometimes...
New Mix: Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, Laura Marling, More
On this week's All Songs Considered we hear from some favorite veteran artists and incredible newcomers, including Modest Mouse's first new record in eight years, Death Cab for Cutie's first record made with an outside producer, and the shattering...
New Mix: Dan Deacon, THEESatisfaction, Jackson Scott, More
This week on All Songs Considered: Our favorite electronic artist, Dan Deacon, is back with another playfully infectious dance party, one he recorded on the road during his most recent tour. Also, NPR Music contributor Katie Presley joins us with a...
Discoveries From globalFEST 2015
The news headlines weren't always easy to read last week, between the mass shootings in Paris and the relentless violence in Nigeria. But over the weekend, in New York City, some of the most remarkable global music groups in the world converged for a...
A New Mix For The New Year: Panda Bear, The Go! Team, More
In case you missed it, we took a rocket ride to outer space for the holidays. But this week your hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton re-dock at the mother ship Earth to ring in the new year with a new mix: We've got premieres from The Go! Team and The...
Viking's Choice: The Best Loud And Weird Music Of 2014
"I thought I'd kick you in the pants."And so begins our annual conversation with NPR Music's Lars Gotrich about the year in metal and what he sometimes calls "outer sound." It's a nebulous grouping of experimental music that may leave you puzzled...
Bob And Robin's Holiday In Space
In 2012 we — Bob and Robin, your two intrepid All Songs Considered hosts — celebrated the season by renting a cabin in a snowy woods for a holiday party that nobody came to. Last year we took a road trip to the nation's heartland to discover the true...
Poll Results: Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums of 2014
We love hearing what our listeners think are the best albums of the year. It's a fun way to see how our own picks line up with our audience's, and a chance to discover some surprises we may have missed. (There are always surprises we missed).For 2014,...
All Songs Considered: The Year In Music 2014
How will we remember the music of 2014? All Songs Considered starts off NPR Music's year-end coverage by discussing themes that surfaced again and again: new discoveries, best live shows, saddest records and missed gems. All Songs Considered hosts Bob...
Guest DJ Yusuf/Cat Stevens
Decades ago, the potent folk songs of Cat Stevens inspired All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen to pick up acoustic guitar. Now known as Yusuf/Cat Stevens, the singer visits the All Songs studio for this week's show to discuss his path to music and...
Sleater-Kinney 2.0: The Band Talks About Its First Album In 10 Years
Following an eight-year hiatus after touring its last album, The Woods, Sleater-Kinney is back together. Earlier this year, the band put out a box set which included remastered versions of all seven of its albums, as well as a hardcover book featuring...
New Mix: TV On The Radio, Caribou, Discoveries From Iceland and More
Earlier this month, All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen traveled to Reykjavik, Iceland to attend the annual Iceland Airwaves music festival. Kevin Cole and the crew from NPR member station KEXP were there to broadcast and record bands at the...
Guest DJ Dave Grohl
This week, Foo Fighters releases its latest project, Sonic Highways. Why "project" rather than album? Sonic Highways is more than just eight new songs. It's also an eight-part documentary currently running on HBO. Together, the album and film series...
Bryan Ferry Shares New Songs And Stories From His Upcoming Record
It's been more than 40 years since singer Bryan Ferry started making some of the freshest, most original rock music of the early 1970s in the band Roxy Music. Ferry was 26 years old when the group formed in 1971, but his unexpectedly mature croon was...
New Mix: The Velvet Underground, Belle & Sebastian, Grouper, More
On this week's All Songs Considered, Robin Hilton shares the first single from Belle & Sebastian's upcoming album, Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance, out Jan. 20. If they're looking for it, "The Party Line" would give those girls what they want — it's...
New Mix: Sleater-Kinney, The Flaming Lips, Elle Varner, More
The band Sleater-Kinney (Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, Janet Weiss) is back together, and we're all pretty excited at All Songs Considered! After an eight-year hiatus, and nearly ten years since releasing their last album, Carrie and company have...
New Mix: R?yksopp, Hozier, Deerhoof, More
Host Bob Boilen kicks off this week's show with a buzzing song from Toronto-based The Rural Alberta Advantage's new album, Mended With Gold. Inspired by the track's killer percussion, Robin Hilton shares the neurotic, upbeat "Paradise Girls" from...
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