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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: July 30

7/30/2021
The sophomore full-length from Billie Eilish tops our shortlist of the best new albums out this week, along with a posthumous Prince record, Jack Antonoff's Bleachers, the singer Yola and more. Featured Albums: 1. Billie Eilish — Happier Than Ever Featured Song: "NDA" 2. Isaiah Rashad — The House Is Burning Featured Songs: "True Story" and "HB2U" 3. Bleachers — Take the Sadness Out Of Saturday Night Featured Songs: "Stop Making This Hurt" and "91" 4. Los Lobos — Native Sons Featured...

Duration:00:34:45

New Mix: Steady Holiday, Ada Lea, Wet Leg, More

7/28/2021
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen's favorite new tracks of the week include an amped-up Steady Holiday, late-'70s, post-punk sounds from Gustaf and Wet Leg, the calming guitar of Lanterna and more. Featured Songs: 1. Steady Holiday: "Love Me 2" (Single) 2. Gustaf: "Book," from Audio Drag For Ego Slobs 3. Wet Leg: "Chaise Longue" (Single) 4. Ada Lea: "damn," from one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden 5. The Colorist Orchestra & Howe Gelb (feat. Pieta Brown): "Sweet...

Duration:00:36:57

Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf: Our Favorite 2021 Entries, Episode 1

7/26/2021
Before we announce this year's Tiny Desk Contest winner, we're asking our judges to share their favorite entries in a weekly livestreamed series. First up: Tiny Desk producer Bobby Carter.

Duration:00:41:53

New Music Friday: July 23

7/23/2021
Kanye West's long-awaited (and much-hyped), DONDA tops our list of the best albums out this week, along with new ones from Leon Bridges, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Ledisi and more. Featured Albums: 1. Kanye — DONDA 2. Leon Bridges — Gold Diggers Sound Featured Song: "Motorbike" 3. Chiiild — Hope For Sale Featured Song: "Wasting Time" 4. Samia — Scout Featured Song: "As You Are" 5. Christone "Kingfish" Ingram — 662 Featured Song: "Too Young To Remember" 6. Bardo — Everywhere...

Duration:00:35:57

New Mix: Soccer Mommy, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Nils Frahm, More

7/20/2021
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen's favorite tracks of the week include a classic murder ballad reimagined by Bonnie "Prince" Billy, a new collaboration with Nils Frahm and F.S. Blumm, Soccer Mommy and more. Featured Tracks And Artists: 1. Soccer Mommy: "rom com 2004" (Single) 2. My Idea: "Stay Away Still," from That's My Idea EP 3. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Nathan Salzburg: "Stagger Lee" (Single) 4. Hana Vu: "Maker" (Single) 5. Devendra Banhart & Noah Georgeson: "In A Cistern," from...

Duration:00:33:11

New Music Friday: July 16

7/16/2021
NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include Willow's Lately I Feel Everything, new ones from Clairo and John Mayer, a posthumous release from Alice Coltrane and more. Featured Albums: 1. Willow — Lately I Feel Everything Featured Songs: "Breakout" and "Xtra" 2. Clairo — Sling Featured Song: "Zinnias" 3. Rodrigo Amarante — Drama Featured Song: "Tao" 4. John Mayer — Sob Rock Featured Song: "Guess I Just Feel Like" 5. Cakes da Killa — MUVALAND Vol. 2 Featured Song:...

Duration:00:35:33

New Mix: Courtney Barnett, Ben Gibbard And Tycho, Sparks, More

7/13/2021
All Songs host Bob Boilen shares his favorite songs of the week, including a long-overdue celebration of Sparks, a Ben Gibbard collaboration with Tycho, the return of Courtney Barnett and more. Featured Songs And Artists: 1. Sparks, Adam Driver & Marion Cotillard: "So May We Start (feat. Simon Helberg)," From Annette 2. Courtney Barnett: "Rae Street," From Things Take Time, Take Time 3. Indigo De Souza: "Kill Me," From Any Shape You Take 4. Tycho & Benjamin Gibbard: "Only Love"...

Duration:00:36:45

New Music Friday: July 9

7/9/2021
The best albums out this week include a revealing, self-titled release from rapper Vince Staples, Snoh Aalegra's Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies, Half Waif's Mythopoetics and more. Featured Albums: 1. Vince Staples — Vince Staples Featured Song: "Are You With That?" 2. Attacca Quartet — Real Life Featured Songs: "Real Life" and "Drifting Circles" 3. Snoh Aalegra — Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies Featured Songs: "Tangerine Dream" and "Indecisive" 4. Half Waif —...

Duration:00:28:57

New Mix: Aldous Harding, Clairo, Matthew E. White, More

7/7/2021
All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tunes of the week, including one with The National's Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, a Jack Antonoff-produced song from Clairo and more. Featured Songs: 1. Orla Gartland: "You're Not Special Babe," from Woman on the Internet 2. Aldous Harding: "Old Peel" (Single) 3. Matthew E. White: "Genuine Hesitation," from K Bay 4. Big Red Machine: "Latter Days (feat. Anaïs Mitchell)," from How Long Do You Think It's Gonna...

Duration:00:40:26

New Music Friday: July 2

7/2/2021
NPR Music's picks for the best albums out now include Chicago rapper G Herbo's 25, the wild euphoria of The Go! Team, singer Laura Mvula's first new music in five years and more. Featured Albums: 1. The Go! Team — Get Up Sequences Part One Featured Song: "Let The Seasons Work" 2. G Herbo — 25 Featured Song: "Demands" 3. Laura Mvula — Pink Noise Featured Song: "Conditional" 4. Declaime and Madlib — In The Beginning Vol. 1 Featured Song: "Cool Ways" 5. boyband — Never Knows...

Duration:00:25:12

Brandi Carlile On The Radical Vulnerability Of Joni Mitchell's 'Blue'

6/29/2021
Brandi Carlile has become one of Joni Mitchell's greatest interpreters. NPR Music's Ann Powers talks with the singer-songwriter about her life with Blue, conversations with James Taylor and the gift Joni gave her.

Duration:00:23:25

New Music Friday: June 25

6/25/2021
Doja Cat, SAULT and Tyler, The Creator lead a crazy-packed day for new releases, along with Lucy Dacus, Cautious Clay and more. Featured Albums: 1. Doja Cat — Planet Her Featured Song: "Payday (feat. Yung Thug)" 2. Tyler, The Creator — Call Me If You Get Lost Featured Song: "Lumberjack" 3. SAULT — NINE Featured Songs: "London Gangs" and "9" 4. Hiatus Kaiyote — Mood Valiant Featured Song: "Chivalry Is Not Dead" 5. Lucy Dacus — Home Video Featured Song: "Hot & Heavy" 6. Squirrel...

Duration:00:42:49

The Best New Artists Of 2021 (So Far)

6/23/2021
Our favorite new artists of 2021 (so far) include Jay Som and Palehound together as Bachelor, the queer pop celebrations of girl in red, Olivia Rodrigo, the warped rap duo Paris Texas and more. 1. Bachelor (Jay Som & Palehound): "Back Of My Hand," from Doomin' Sun 2. girl in red: "Serotonin," from if i could make it go quiet 3. Arlo Parks: "Hurt," from Collapsed in Sunbeams 4. Celeste: "Strange," from Not Your Muse 5. mehro: "lightning," from SKY ON FIRE 6. dodie: "Hate Myself," from...

Duration:00:40:12

New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On June 18

6/18/2021
The best albums out this week include GoldLink's Haram!, H.E.R.'s Back of My Mind, a comic book soundtrack called Dark Nights: Death Metal, a debut album from trans punk Cher Strauberry and more. Featured Albums: 1. Goldlink — Haram! Featured Songs: "Terrordome" and "Evian" 2. Various — Dark Nights: Death Metal Featured Song: "Diana" by Chelsea Wolfe 3. H.E.R. — Back of My Mind Featured Song: "We Made It" 4. Amythyst Kiah — Wary + Strange Featured Song: "Wild Turkey" 5. Donnie —...

Duration:00:35:56

New Mix: Lorde, Pokey LaFarge, The Go! Team, Azure Ray, More

6/15/2021
Lorde talks about her new song, we get an update on the Tiny Desk contest, Pokey LaFarge recalibrates his sound, Illuminati Hotties go "Pool Hopping" and other great new songs to fall in love with. Featured Artists And Songs: 1. Lorde: "Solar Power" (Single) 2. Illuminati Hotties: "Pool Hopping," from Let Me Do One More 3. Azure Ray: "Bad Dream," from Remedy 4. The Go! Team: "A Bee Without Its Sting," from Get Up Sequences Part One 5. The Goon Sax: "Psychic," from Mirror II 6. Lea...

Duration:00:39:10

New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On June 11

6/11/2021
Sleater-Kinney's Path of Wellness, the thundering pop of Marina, Brooklyn rapper Skyzoo and the blood-slowing sounds of Dustin O'Halloran are among NPR Music's picks for the best music out on June 11. Featured Albums: 1. Marina — Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land Featured Songs: "Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land" and "Goodbye" 2. Skyzoo — All The Brilliant Things Featured Song: "St. James Liquors" 3. Sleater-Kinney — Path of Wellness Featured Song: "Path of Wellness" 4. Jesse Markin —...

Duration:00:28:19

New Mix: Jomoro With Sharon Van Etten, Naia Izumi, Laura Stevenson, More

6/9/2021
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, featuring former Tiny Desk contest winner Naia Izumi, West African art-folk group The Narcotix, Laura Stevenson and more. Featured Artists And Songs: 1. Laura Stevenson: "State," from Laura Stevenson 2. Jomoro: "Nest," from Blue Marble Sky 3. The Narcotix: "Lilith," from Mommy Issues EP 4. Gone to Color: ""The 606" (feat. Jessie Stein,) from Gone To Color 5. Naia Izumi: "Voodoo," from A Residency in the...

Duration:00:34:44

New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On June 4

6/4/2021
Rostam's beautifully transfixing Changephobia, Japanese Breakfast's Jubilee and Liz Phair's first new album in more than a decade are among NPR Music's picks for the best albums out on June 4. Featured Albums: 1. Rostam — Changephobia Featured Song: "Bio 18" 2. Poté — A Tenuous Tale Of Her Featured Song: "Valley" 3. The Avalanches — Since I Left You (20th Anniv. Ed.) Featured Songs: "Frontier Psyychiatrist" and "Two Hearts In 3/4 Time" 4. Loraine James — Reflection Featured Song:...

Duration:00:34:46

The Best Music Of May: NPR Staff Picks

6/1/2021
In May, we swooned to Olivia Rodrigo's Sour, marveled at Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen, went back to the '90s with The Zolas, bathed in the opulent luxury of Sinéad Harnett's voice, got lost in Bill Laurance's piano universe, and jazz group Sound Prints expanded its possibilities. Songs featured on this episode: • Olivia Rodrigo: "jealousy, jealousy" from Sour • Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen, "Like I Used To" • The Zolas: "Yung Dicaprio" from Come Back to Life • Sinéad Harnett:...

Duration:00:36:39

New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On May 28

5/28/2021
NPR Music picks the best new albums out this week, including new releases by DMX, Bachelor, Mustafa, Natalia Lafourcade and more. Featured Albums: 1. Bachelor — Doomin' Sun Featured Song: "Spin Out" 2. DMX — Exodus Featured Song: "Hold Me Down" 3. Mustafa — When Smoke Rises Featured Song: "Ali" 4. Various Artists — Fire in Little Africa Featured Song: "City of Dreams" 5. Mereba — Azeb Featured Song: "Rider" 6. Natalia Lafourcade — Un Canto por México, Vol. 2 Featured Song: "La...

Duration:00:28:35