All Songs Considered
All Songs +1: 'Baltimore'05/01/15
When we asked listeners to tell us about a song they turned to this week — one that spoke in some way to weighty events unfolding around the world and how they felt — we weren't sure what we'd get. Would it be mostly songs of solace? Songs of grief,...
An All Songs Listening Party: Boston-Berklee
Why do we like falsetto so much? Why is melody the single most important part of a song? And why does country music move (or repel) us? These are just a few of the questions that popped up during our All Songs Considered listening party in Boston with...
+1: Why We Like The Music We Like
On this week's mini podcast: Is some music too simple — or too complicated — to enjoy?
Hear Brand New My Morning Jacket, Sharon Van Etten, Conor...
On today's All Songs Considered, we're hitting you with several premieres, beginning a heavy cut from My Morning Jacket's latest studio album, The Waterfall. On "Believe (Nobody Knows)," front man Jim James seeks meaning and truth in an uncertain...
+1: Our Record Store Day Must-Haves
On this week's Plus One (our new, mini podcast), hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by Ben "Super Fan" Kessler to talk about the vinyl Record Store Day releases they're most excited to get.
New Mix: Built To Spill, The Milk Carton Kids, Brown Bird,...
All Songs Considered hosts Robin Hilton and Bob Boilen bring you this week's essential listening, including new music from Built to Spill, The Milk Carton Kids, Brown Bird, Protomartyr and more.
Your Song Of The Week: Kendrick Lamar's 'King Kunta'
Bob Boilen and I thought we'd try something new this week: a second All Songs Considered, a mini-podcast. We start with a ten-minute conversation about a song our listeners say they couldn't stop playing this week: Kendrick Lamar's "King Kunta," a...
Passion Pit, Franz Ferdinand with Sparks, MNDR with Killer...
On this week's All Songs Considered we talk about the secrets to being happy and how they relate to a euphoric new track from the electro-pop group Passion Pit. We'll hear the first song from Franz Ferdinand's collaboration with one of Bob Boilen's...
Ryan Adams, Jamie xx, The Civil Wars' Joy Williams, More
All Songs Considered hosts Robin Hilton and Bob Boilen play this week's essential new songs, including Jamie xx and Joy Williams of the band The Civil Wars, and a classic by Ryan Adams.
SXSW 2015 Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Discoveries And Memorable...
After a week of 16-hour days and little-to-no sleep, the All Songs Considered gang is back from Austin with a slew of musical discoveries from the 2015 South by Southwest music festival. On this week's show, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are...
SXSW 2015 Nightly Dispatches: Saturday
Bob Boilen, Stephen Thompson, Ann Powers and Katie Davis wrap up our final day at SXSW 2015, discuss our highlights and are lulled by the music of Torres. Our final South by Lullaby
SXSW 2015 Nightly Dispatches: Friday
Bob Boilen, Robin Hilton, Stephen Thompson and Katie Presley discuss the rainy day wrap up of bands here in Austin incuding Juce, The Family Crest, Howard, Torres, Natalie Prass, Cristina Valentina, Summer Cannibals, and some Japanese electro-pop.
SXSW 2015 Nightly Dispatches: Thursday
Bob Boilen, Robin Hilton, Stepehen Thompsona and Katie Presley talk about their discoveries from Thursday's SXSW including Soak, Girl Band, Ibeyi, Count This Penny and more. We also present another South x Lullaby with Mynabirds
SXSW 2015 Nightly Dispatches: Wednesday
Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by Stephen Thompson and Ann Powers to talk about discoveries and favorites from this years SXSW Music Festival. Highlights include music from our showcase including Courtney Barnett performance of much of her new...
SXSW 2015 Nightly Dispatches: Tuesday
Bob Boilen, Stephen Thompson and Katie Presley gather round for a look at Day 1 at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Highlights include the UK poet and rapper Kate Tempest and the Austin big The Golden Dawn who mix Sun Ra with Sly Stone. And...
SXSW 2015 Music Preview
If you love music as much as we do (we really love music), there's a good chance that this is one of your favorite weeks of the year. This is when the massive South by Southwest music festival and conference bubbles up and spills over into the streets...
New Mix: Villagers, Joanna Gruesome, Young Fathers, More
On this week's All Songs Considered, we look at one of life's immutable truths: Nothing's ever easy! Or, at least some things are way harder than they need to be. That's part of the message in the new kiss-off song that opens our show, "Hot Scary...
Björk, Torres, Boots, More
This week on All Songs Considered, we get heavy — heavy lyrics, heavy themes — as hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton explore the meaning of life, even breaking it down to the atomic level, with existential music from English folk singer Bill Fay, Björk...
Lord Huron, Metz, Patrick Watson, More
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...
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...
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