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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

In conversation: Linda Ronstadt on embracing her Mexican heritage

11/30/2022
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Linda Ronstadt, who recently released her book Feels Like Home: A Song for the Sonoran Borderlands, to talk about her Mexican heritage, wanting to sing in Spanish earlier in her career and not feeling like the "quintessential American girl."

Duration:00:29:52

Planet Money Records Vol. 2: The Negotiation

11/29/2022
Our friends at Planet Money are trying something we thought All Songs listeners might find as fascinating as we do: They're trying to start their own record label to release a single song. It's a song about inflation, recorded in 1975... and never released until now. (This episode is part two of a series) Listen to "Inflation" on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Tidal, Amazon Music & Pandora. Subscribe to Planet Money+ in Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org/planetmoney

Duration:00:28:47

How cinematic guitar music reconnected Hermanos Gutiérrez as brothers

11/23/2022
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Alejandro and Estevan Gutiérrez to talk about their musical legacy, sad songs and creating strong familial bonds through music. Show notes: You can help us improve Alt.Latino by taking some time to answer questions about the show. Please tell us what you like and how we could improve by going to npr.org/altlatinosurvey.

Duration:00:30:24

Planet Money Records Vol. 1: Earnest Jackson

11/21/2022
Our friends at Planet Money are trying something we thought All Songs listeners might find as fascinating as we do: They're trying to start their own record label to release a single song. It's a song about inflation, recorded in 1975... and never released until now. (This episode is part one of a series) Listen to "Inflation" on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Tidal, Amazon Music & Pandora. Subscribe to Planet Money+ in Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org/planetmoney

Duration:00:27:16

New Music Friday: The best releases out on Nov. 18

11/18/2022
The best albums out this week include rapper Roddy Ricch's emotional Feed Tha Streets III, Weyes Blood's majestic And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow, Honey Dijon's Black Girl Magic and more. Featured Albums: 1. Roddy Ricch — Feed Tha Streets III Featured Songs: "King Size," "Fade Away," "Letter 2 My Son" 2. Weyes Blood — And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow Featured Songs: "It's Not Just Me, It's Everybody," "The Worst Is Done," "God Turn Me Into a Flower," "In Holy Flux" 3. Röyksopp —...

Duration:00:27:08

How Silvana Estrada cultivates intimacy and generosity in her live performances

11/16/2022
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Silvana Estrada to talk about vulnerability, bringing light into her shows and the lessons her parents have given her. Show notes: You can help us improve Alt.Latino by taking some time to answer questions about the show. Please tell us what you like and how we could improve by going to npr.org/altlatinosurvey.

Duration:00:34:18

New Mix: Radiohead's Philip Selway, Yo La Tengo, more

11/15/2022
All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, including a new solo release from Radiohead drummer Philip Selway, a new project with R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry and more. Featured Songs and Artists: 1. Philip Selway: "Check For Signs Of Life," from Strange Dance 2. Among Authors: "Fears We Hold" (Single) 3. Lisa O'Neill: "Old Note," from All Of This Is Chance 4. The Bad Ends: "Thanksgiving 1915," from The Power and The Glory 5. Yo La Tengo: "Fallout," from...

Duration:00:31:21

New Music Friday: The best releases out on Nov. 11

11/11/2022
Our picks for the best albums out this week include the Spanish-language remix of Run The Jewels' RTJ4, Bruce Springsteen's tribute to classic soul, the debut from Memphis rapper GloRilla and more. Featured Albums: 1. Run The Jewels — RTJCU4TRO Featured Songs: "JU$T," "santa calamif***" 2. Bruce Springsteen — Only the Strong Survive Featured Songs: "Soul Days," "I Forgot To Be Your Lover," "Turn Back the Hands of Time" 3. Christine And The Queens (as Redcar) — les adorables étoiles...

Duration:00:27:36

How making original music again helped Natalia Lafourcade grow her 'inner garden'

11/9/2022
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre of NPR's Alt.Latino sit down with Natalia Lafourcade to talk about interpreting old songs, taking things slow and releasing her first album of original material in seven years.

Duration:00:30:30

Songs that make you feel good

11/8/2022
In this encore episode from 2011, Bob Boilen, Robin Hilton, and All Songs Considered listeners share the songs that lift them up, inspire them to whistle, dance in public and move on from hardship.

Duration:00:37:37

New Music Friday: The best releases out on Nov. 4

11/4/2022
Our picks for the best albums out this week include a droll, sometimes comical, sometimes graphic debut from the Atlanta duo Coco & Clair Clair, five new and totally different records from SAULT and more. Featured Albums: 1. Coco & Clair Clair — Sexy Featured Songs: "8 AM," "Bad Lil Vibe," "The Hills," "Love Me" 2. R.A.P. Ferreira — 5 to the Eye with Stars Featured Songs: "fighting back," "mythsysizer instinct," "ours," "tennessee farmer jutsu" 3. Phoenix — Alpha Zulu Featured Songs:...

Duration:00:27:33

The genre-subverting composer Angélica Negrón on embracing all sides of her identity

11/2/2022
Alt.Latino's Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with Angélica Negrón to talk about the importance of representation, making music with plants and what inspired her to begin composing.

Duration:00:27:34

The Best Music of October

11/1/2022
Open Mike Eagle confronted the past, Natalia Lafourcade returned to original songwriting, Katie Crutchfield and Jess Williamson collaborated as Plains, Víkingur Ólafsson intimately played piano and Maral deconstructed an ancestral groove. Featured Tracks and Artists: 1. Open Mike Eagle: "Burner Account" and "For DOOM" from Component System with the Auto Reverse 2. Natalia Lafourcade: "María la Curandera" from De Todas las Flores 3. Plains: "Hurricane" and "Abilene" from I Walked With You...

Duration:00:26:41

You've never heard The Beatles' 'Revolver' sound like this

10/31/2022
The technology used to remix the 56-year-old album is hard to fathom. But, with the help of producer Giles Martin, Revolver now sounds like a brand new album from a young band still putting out records.

Duration:00:39:24

New Music Friday: The best releases out on Oct. 28

10/28/2022
The best albums out this week include Smino's Luv 4 Rent, Icelandic singer Ásgeir's Time On My Hands, a staggering new work from Benjamin Clementine and more. Featured Albums: 1. Smino — Luv 4 Rent Featured Tracks: "Pro Freak," "Blu Billy," "Pudgy" 2. Nosaj Thing — Continua Featured Tracks: "We Are," "Look Both Ways" 3. Ásgeir — Time on My Hands Featured Tracks: "Time on My Hands," "Borderland," "Limitless" 4. Benjamin Clementine — And I Have Been Featured Tracks: "Residue,"...

Duration:00:25:16

Why Carlos Santana's divisive, spiritual 'Caravanserai' wasn't 'career suicide'

10/27/2022
Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre from NPR's Alt.Latino sit down with Carlos Santana to talk about nurturing his spirit, growing as an artist and 50 years of Caravanserai.

Duration:00:29:19

A Halloween mix: Phoebe Bridgers and Andrew Bird, Sunny War, John Cale, more

10/26/2022
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, including a collaboration between Phoebe Bridgers and Andrew Bird, John Cale's first new album in a decade and more. Featured Songs and Artists: 1. Sunny War: "No Reason," from Anarchist Gospel 2. Andrew Bird & Phoebe Bridgers: "I felt a Funeral, in my Brain" (Single) 3. Seán Barna: "Everyone's a Queen on Halloween" (Single) 4. John Cale: "STORY OF BLOOD (feat. Weyes Blood)," from MERCY 5. Weyes Blood:...

Duration:00:46:08

New Music Friday: The best releases out Oct. 21

10/21/2022
The best albums out this week include Taylor Swift's Midnights, powerful meditations on race and identity from U.K. rapper Loyle Carner, the transfixing sounds of singer iLe and more. Featured Albums: 1. Taylor Swift — Midnights Featured Songs: "Lavender Haze," "Vigilante S***," "Karma," "Sweet Nothing" 2. Loyle Carner — hugo Featured Songs: "Hate," "Nobody Knows," "Georgetown" 3. Dawn Richard & Spencer Zahn — Pigments Featured Songs: "Cerulean," "Vantablack" "Sandstone" 4. iLe —...

Duration:00:28:49

How the rhythms and resilience of Puerto Rico shape iLe's music

10/19/2022
Alt.Latino's Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre sit down with iLe to talk about salsa music, Puerto Rico's role in her art and being la bebé of the family.

Duration:00:35:38

New Mix: Sevdaliza, Mabe Fratti, The Arcs, more

10/18/2022
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, including a song for oppressed women worldwide from Sevdaliza, the experimental cellist Mabe Fratti, Billy Strings performing with his dad and more. Featured Songs And Artists: 1. The Arcs: "Keep On Dreamin'," from Electrophonic Chronic 2. Sevdaliza: "Woman Life Freedom" (Single) 3. Pearla: "The Place With No Weather," from Oh Glistening Onion, The Nighttime Is Coming 4. Eszter Balint: "The First Day," from...

Duration:00:33:49