All Songs Considered
New Mix: Radiohead's Philip Selway, Daniel Lanois,...09/16/14
On this week's All Songs Considered, Robin Hilton kicks off the show by meditating on the perils of old age, and insisting that he still wants to be Daniel Lanois when he grows up. Cue "Opera," a powerful cut from Lanois' upcoming solo album, Flesh...
New Mix: Karen O Goes Solo, Lowell, Meatbodies, Bellows, More
On this week's show we share music from the intimate and raw new solo album by Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O, warped garage rock from Meatbodies and several new discoveries, including two music collectives, one from Sweden and the other from...
New Mix: The Smashing Pumpkins, Tennis, Ex Hex, Gemma Ray, More
We kick off this week's show with a moody rock romp from Ex Hex, a group based out of Washington, D.C., featuring Mary Timony (Helium, Wild Flag), Laura Harris and Betsy Wright. We follow with the mysterious voice of Gemma Ray, a deluxe reissue of a...
New Mix: Weezer, Lucinda Williams, Sufjan Stevens, More
On this week's All Songs Considered, Robin Hilton returns from vacation with "Back To The Shack," the fantastically hard-rocking first single from Weezer's upcoming Everything Will Be Alright In The End. Bob Boilen follows with Sufjan Stevens' take on...
Guest DJ Ty Segall
On this week's episode of All Songs Considered, prolific fuzz-rock mastermind Ty Segall joins host Robin Hilton to share some of the music that shaped his new album Manipulator and a behind-the-scenes look into his recording process.
Guest DJ: Smokey Robinson
On this episode of All Songs Considered, legendary R&B singer Smokey Robinson joins host Bob Boilen to share some of the songs and events that shaped his career as well as songs from his new duets album, Smokey & Friends.Smokey remembers a series of...
New Mix: Foxygen, Lily & Madeleine, Fat White Family and more
On this week's All Songs Considered, Bob is joined by NPR Music's Stephen Thompson, who kicks off the show with a premiere from the folk pop sibling duo Lily & Madeleine. "The Wolf Is Free" highlights the sisters' subtle harmonies.Bob follows that up...
Berklee Gospel And Roots Choir In Concert: Newport Folk 2014
Hear the Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir perform Negro spirituals and contemporary gospel as part of the 2014 Newport Folk Festival, recorded live on Sunday, July 27 in Newport, R.I.
Nickel Creek In Concert: Newport Folk 2014
Hear Nickel Creek perform as part of the 2014 Newport Folk Festival, recorded live on Saturday, July 26 in Newport, R.I
Jeff Tweedy In Concert: Newport Folk 2014
Backed by his touring band and vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, Jeff Tweedy surveyed his career onstage as part of the 2014 Newport Folk Festival, recorded live on Sunday, July 27 in Newport, R.I.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Join Fences, Zola Jesus, Sun Kil Moon, Frazey...
Just off the train from the Newport Folk Festival, Bob Boilen jumps at the chance to share a song by The Oh Hellos, his favorite discovery of the weekend. On "The Valley," the Texas band thunders and strums its way to a glorious sing-along chorus....
The Rentals, Perfume Genius, The Bots, Zammuto, More
Note: This version of the podcast corrects a mistake we made with The Rentals song. The correct song is "1000 Seasons."We kick off this week's episode of All Songs Considered with the sludgy, shoegaze-y sounds of Whirr, a band started by Nick Bassett,...
New Mix: Robert Plant, Jeff Tweedy, Sarah Jaffe, Sinkane, The Bug, More
On this week's All Songs Considered, Bob kicks off the show with The Juan MacLean's "A Place Called Space," an ecstatic dance-rock number from the group's upcoming album In A Dream. Seeking to find a subdued yin to Bob's euphoric yang, Robin premieres...
Cat Power With Coldplay, Brian Eno, Broncho, More
This version of the July 8, 2014 episode includes a correction. Robin says, "I'm an idiot. Broncho's name is pronounced 'BRAWN-cho,' not 'BRAWN-koh.'" Bob says, "An intern could have done better."
New Mix: Cat Power With Coldplay, Brian Eno, Broncho, The Wytches, More
On this week's All Songs Considered: After some speculation on Pink Floyd's just-announced album The Endless River, Robin kicks off the show with Broncho's "Class Historian," which he describes as the most immediately catchy song he's heard all year....
Bon Iver, Luluc, White Fence, Freddie Gibbs, More
On this week's All Songs Considered we've got new music from Bon Iver, Luluc and White Fence, plus a look at a few of our favorite artists from the first half of the year.After ruminating on the challenges of potty-training with co-host Robin Hilton,...
Discussion: The Year in Music (So Far), 2014
On this week's show, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by NPR Music's Stephen Thompson to recount their favorite music from the first six months of 2014. They spin the ferocious punk energy of Perfect Pussy, the magnetic vocals of Broken...
New Mix: Tom Petty, Lana Del Rey, Adult Jazz, More
On this week's All Songs Considered: Red-blooded rock-and-roll from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, a dramatic and cinematic turn for singer Lana Del Rey, the off-kilter, genre-bending sounds of Adult Jazz and more.Co-host Robin Hilton, riding high on...
New Pornographers, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Mapei, Moon Hooch and...
On this week’s All Songs Considered: Premieres from pop giants The New Pornographers, hip-hop and R&B singer Mapei, the up-and-coming jangle-pop group Alvvays and more.After abandoning plans to open a donut shop, co-host Robin Hilton rejoins the...
Spoon Readies Its Return: The All Songs Interview
Spoon’s first album in four years is called They Want My Soul. It won't be released until Aug. 5, but frontman Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno recently joined All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton to play some of the record and share...
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