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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 Mix: Margo Price, The Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Hand Habits, More

1/26/2021
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tunes and discoveries of the week, including a powerful song on addiction from Margo Price, a stirring violin concerto, and more surprises. 1. Hand Habits: "4th of July," from dirt - EP 2. Miss Grit: "Impostor," from Impostor - EP 3. Margo Price: "Hey Child," from That's How Rumors Get Started 4. Anna Fox Rochinski: "Cherry," from Cherry 5. Anna B Savage: "Baby Grand," from A Common Turn 6. Iceland Symphony Orchestra: "Violin...

Duration:00:44:08

New Music Friday: Jan. 22

1/22/2021
NPR Music's shortlist of the best albums out on Jan. 22 includes the country hip-hop of Willie Jones, electronic artist Yu Su, Atlanta rapper BRS Kash, Rhye and more. Featured Albums: 1. Th1rt3en — A Magnificent Day For An Exorcism Featured Song: "The Magician" 2. Yu Su — Yellow River Blue Featured Song: "Klein" 3. BRS Kash — Kash Only Featured Song: "Do It" 4. Remy Banks — The Phantom Of Paradise Featured Song: "Tomorrow" 5. Rhye — Home Featured Song: "Black Rain" 6. Typhoon —...

Duration:00:34:18

New Mix: Steady Holiday, Nora Brown, Bernice And More Discoveries

1/19/2021
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new musical discoveries, with messages of love, understanding and acceptance. 1. Bernice: "It's Me, Robin" from Eau de Bonjourno 2. Nana Yamato: "Do You Wanna" from Before Sunrise 3. Darkside: "Liberty Bell" from Spiral 4. Nora Brown: "East Virginia" from Cinnamon Tree 5. Steady Holiday: "Love Me When I Go To Sleep" from Take The Corners Gently 6. Steven Wilson: "King Ghost" from The Future Bites

Duration:00:32:50

New Music Friday: Jan. 15

1/15/2021
NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include the latest solo release from Zayn, the "bratty feminist" pop of Ashnikko, the Israeli jazz quartet Apifera and more. Featured Albums: 1. Ashnikko — Demidevil Featured Song: "Toxic" 2. Zayn — Nobody's Listening Featured Song: "Outside" 3. Sexual Harrassment — I Need A Freak Featured Song: "I Need A Freak" 4. Kate Davis — Strange Boy Featured Song: "I'll Do Anything But Break Dance For Ya, Darling" 5. Pom Poko —...

Duration:00:35:34

New Mix: Courtney Barnett And Vagabon, Shame, Buke And Gase, More

1/12/2021
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares surprising collaborations between Vagabon and Courtney Barnett, Buke and Gase with So Percussion and more great discoveries. Featured Artists And Songs: 1. Vagabon Feat. Courtney Barnett: "Reason to Believe" 2. Gia Margaret: "Solid Heart" 3. Shame: "Nigel Hitter" from Drunk Tank Pink 4. Buke and Gase / So Percussion: "Hold It In" from A Record Of... 5. awakebutstillinbed: "beauty" from stay who you are 6. Another Sky: "It Keeps Coming" from...

Duration:00:34:42

Viking's Choice 2020: The Year In Loud, Weird And Wonderful

1/6/2021
Spanish punk, metal-sampling rap, Kenyan grindcore, Russian synth pop — this is how NPR Music's resident Viking coped, raged and soothed himself in 2020. Songs featured on this episode: • Accidente: "Lo que importa" from Canibal • Backxwash: "Spells" from God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It • Aisha Orazbayeva: "Oliver Leith: Blurry Wake Song" from Music for Violin Alone • Maral: "Bushehr" from Push • Moor Mother: "Circuit Break" from Circuit City • Стереополина:...

Duration:00:47:24

A Holiday Party For The Ages, From All Songs Considered

12/25/2020
In 2012, All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton rented a small cabin in the woods and invited some of their closest friends for what they were sure would be the party of the century.

Duration:01:13:06

The All Songs Considered Holiday Cruise

12/24/2020
In 2018, Steve Martin, John Legend, William Shatner and more joined Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton for All Songs Considered's annual holiday extravaganza, which unfolded like a bad high school play.

Duration:00:55:35

The All Songs Considered Journey To The North Pole

12/23/2020
Kacey Musgraves, Conor Oberst and more special guests join All Songs hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton on a steam engine to the North Pole.

Duration:01:01:42

Bob And Robin's Holiday In Space

12/22/2020
Every year, All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton go on a musical holiday adventure. This year, they take a rocket ride to outer space and are joined by a few special guests.

Duration:01:00:24

Bob And Robin's Excellent Holiday Adventure

12/21/2020
Join hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton as they set out on a snowy road trip in search of the true spirit of the holiday season.

Duration:01:01:49

Poll Results: NPR Listeners Pick The Top Albums Of 2020

12/18/2020
Ann Powers joins All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen to discuss your favorite albums of the year.

Duration:01:13:17

Let's Celebrate Beethoven's 250th

12/15/2020
On this edition of All Songs Considered, we celebrate the life of Beethoven and the lasting powers of his music in the 250 years since his birth.

Duration:00:46:42

The Top 5 Songs Of 2020

12/11/2020
Originally recorded live on NPR Music's YouTube channel, host Robin Hilton is joined by NPR's Ann Powers and Sidney Madden, along with contributor Christina Lee to count down NPR Music's top five songs of the year.

Duration:00:40:22

The No. 1 Album Of 2020: SAULT's 'Untitled (Black Is)'

12/8/2020
Radio Milwaukee's Tarik Moody leads a discussion on NPR Music's number one album pick and why it's one of 2020's most important and potent releases. In just over a year, Sault has released three albums with little warning and scant member information. If the group's previous albums, '5' and '7' brought the funk-soul party, then 'Untitled (Black Is)' "funnels rage and sorrow into contemplative streams of thought, over equally brooding music meant to slow your heart rate," Marcus J. Moore...

Duration:00:23:27

The Camouflage Assassin: Mac Phipps

12/1/2020
In this bonus feed drop we share an episode of NPR Music's new podcast Louder Than A Riot. Hosts Rodney Carmichael and Sidney Madden spent a year investigating the link between the rise of hip-hop and mass incarceration. In this episode they look at the story of Mac Phipps, a rapper whose own lyrics were used against him in court.

Duration:01:01:11

The Best Music Of November 2020

11/30/2020
We pick our favorite music released in November 2020, featuring Kali Uchis' heart-struck devotionals, Tierra Whack's playful pop, metal duo Jucifer's tribute to Arabic music and Salaam Remi's star-studded soundtrack of the Black experience. Songs featured: • Salaam Remi: "Live from Soul in the Horn" from Black on Purpose • Shameika, "Shameika Said (feat. Fiona Apple)" • Tierra Whack, "Peppers and Onions" • Ólafur Arnalds: "Spiral" from Some Kind of Peace • Kali Uchis: "la luna...

Duration:00:25:38

New Music Friday: Nov. 27

11/27/2020
NPR Music's pick for the best new albums out this holiday week include an epic return for The Smashing Pumpkins, Three 6 Mafia rapper Juicy J, a previously unreleased Bill Evans concert and more. Featured Albums: 1. The Smashing Pumpkins — Cyr Featured Song: "Save Your Tears" 2. Juicy J — The Hustle Continues Featured Song: "1995" 3. Ane Brun — How Beauty Holds The Hand Of Sorrow Featured Song: "Trust" 4. Sundae Crush — A Real Sensation Featured Song: "Good Boy" 5. Bill Evans —...

Duration:00:27:48

New Mix: Steve Earle, Big Thief's Buck Meek, Katy Kirby, More

11/24/2020
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite songs of the week including Steve Earle performing the work of his late son, Justin Townes Earle who died of an apparent drug overdose in August. Featured Tracks: 1. Steve Earle: "Harlem River Blues" from J.T. 2. Buck Meek: "Pareidolia" from Two Saviors 3. Horsegirl: "Ballroom Dance Scene" (Single) 4. Painted Shield: "Ten Years From Now" from Painted Shield 5. Miloe: "Change Your Mind" from Greenhouse 6. Katy Kirby: "Traffic!"...

Duration:00:32:20

Sylvan Esso Launch New Podcast, 'Shaking Out The Numb'

11/23/2020
Hear the first episode of the podcast, created with Vermont Public Radio's Erica Heilman, as the band reveals how they made their latest album, Free Love. Erica Heilman spent hours talking with singer Amelia Meath and synthesist Nick Sanborn. We get a deep insight into how this couple works together — in this case, it began with Amelia's voice memo. It was just her singing, unaccompanied. And though they've made music together for the past seven-plus years, Nick thought it might be the best...

Duration:00:12:54