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You can listen to music and hear interviews with NPR reviewers about their favorite CDs. It's a great way to discover and learn more about artists who often don't get much or any airplay.

You can listen to music and hear interviews with NPR reviewers about their favorite CDs. It's a great way to discover and learn more about artists who often don't get much or any airplay.
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You can listen to music and hear interviews with NPR reviewers about their favorite CDs. It's a great way to discover and learn more about artists who often don't get much or any airplay.

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@allsongs

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English

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Episodes

The Year In Music 2017

12/11/2017
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Music and politics have a long history and in 2017, a new chapter in their fraught and complicated relationship burst open. It began on a weekend in January with the Presidential inauguration and the Women's March on Washington, D.C. (and around the globe) that followed. That's when the new resistance movement got its first anthem, courtesy Los Angeles-based singer MILCK and her defiant song, "Quiet." She and other women sang the empowering ballad against sexual assault and abuse a cappella...

Duration: 01:24:24


The Five Year Wait Is Over: A Conversation With Rhye

12/8/2017
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It's been nearly 5 years since the quietly seductive album by Rhye was released. Today a conversation with Mike Milosh the soulful androgynous singer and creator of Rhye on making Blood.

Duration: 00:28:51


2016 Remembered: NPR Music Turns 10

12/1/2017
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NPR Music has turned 10. We have a series of 10 podcasts looking back at some of the musical memories and highlights of the past decade. On this 2016 episode, NPR Music's Sidney Madden and Stephen Thompson join co-host Robin Hilton to look back at the loss of David Bowie, Prince (and so many more towering figures in music), the year of Beyoncé, the return of Gucci Mane and the short-lived farewell to American Idol.

Duration: 00:32:50


2015 Remembered: NPR Music Turns 10

11/30/2017
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NPR Music has turned 10. We have a series of 10 podcasts looking back at some of the musical memories and highlights of the past decade. On this 2015 episode, NPR Music's Ann Powers and Daoud Tyler-Ameen join co-host Robin Hilton to look back at "Tomatogate," the Sufjan Stevens masterpiece Carrie & Lowell, Kendrick Lamar's "Alright" and what was perhaps the biggest music story of the year: Hamilton

Duration: 00:24:49


2014 Remembered: NPR Music Turns 10

11/29/2017
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NPR Music has turned 10. We have a series of 10 podcasts looking back at some of the musical memories and highlights of the past decade. On this 2014 episode, NPR Music's Jacob Ganz and Rodney Carmichael join co-host Robin Hilton to look back at the tween juggernaut "Let It Go" from the Disney musical Frozen, Macklemore's sweep at the Grammy's, the return of Outkast and D'Angelo and the peak of the vinyl revival.

Duration: 00:27:27


2013 Remembered: NPR Music Turns 10

11/28/2017
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NPR Music has turned 10. We have a series of 10 podcasts looking back at some of the musical memories and highlights of the past decade. On this 2013 episode, NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and Sidney Madden join co-host Robin Hilton to look back at surprise releases from My Bloody Valentine, David Bowie and Beyoncé, the loss of George Jones and Lou Reed and more defining moments from the year.

Duration: 00:27:32


2013 Remembered: NPR Music Turns 10

11/28/2017
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NPR Music has turned 10. We have a series of 10 podcasts looking back at some of the musical memories and highlights of the past decade. On this 2013 episode, NPR Music's Tom Huizinga and Sidney Madden join co-host Robin Hilton to look back at surprise releases from My Bloody Valentine, David Bowie and Beyoncé, the loss of George Jones and Lou Reed and more defining moments from the year.

Duration: 00:27:15


2012 Remembered: NPR Music Turns 10

11/27/2017
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NPR Music has turned 10. We have a series of 10 podcasts looking back at some of the musical memories and moments. On this 2012 episode, NPR Music's Anastasia Tsioulcas and Stephen Thompson join co-host Robin Hilton to look back at the Pussy Riot revolution, Frank ocean's Channel Orange, Amanda Palmer's crowd-funded album Theater Is Evil, and one of the biggest hits of all time, "Gangnam Style."

Duration: 00:24:45


2011 Remembered: NPR Music Turns 10

11/24/2017
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NPR Music has turned 10. We have a series of 10 podcasts looking back at some musical memories and moments. On this 2011 episode we listen to the music of James Blake, Adele's '21,' revisit Amy Winehouse the year of her death and the U.S. launch of Spotify.

Duration: 00:24:13


2010 Remembered: NPR Music Turns 10

11/23/2017
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NPR Music has turned 10. We have a series of 10 podcasts looking back at some musical memories and moments. On this 2010 episode we listen to the music of Kanye West's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,' the return of EMO with The World Is A Beautiful Place and I'm No Longer Afraid To Die and the band American Football's return. We also discuss The Beatles coming to iTunes.

Duration: 00:18:31


2009 Remembered: NPR Music Turns 10

11/22/2017
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NPR Music has turned 10. We have a series of 10 podcasts looking back at some musical memories and moments. On this 2009 episode we listen to the debut music of The xx, the brilliant album from Vijay Iyer, 'Historicity,' and we honor the lives of guitarist Jack Rose, Michael Jackson and more.

Duration: 00:24:18


2008 Remembered: NPR Music Turns 10

11/21/2017
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NPR Music has turned 10. We have a series of 10 podcasts looking back at some musical memories and moments. On this 2008 episode we listen to the music of Bon Iver, hear a brief interview with him from 2008. We also talk about the birth of BandCamp and the birth of the very first Tiny Desk Concert.

Duration: 00:25:58


2007 Remembered: NPR Music Turns 10

11/20/2017
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NPR Music has turned 10. And for the occasion we have a series of 10 short podcasts looking back at some musical memories and highlights. For 2007 we look at the impact of the iPhone, the release of Radiohead's 'In Rainbows,' the music of M.I.A. and more.

Duration: 00:14:58


What Makes A Great Album Last?

11/14/2017
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The season of list-making, specifically (for us) lists about the year's best music, is rapidly descending. But before the craziness begins over who had the best album or song in 2017, we thought we'd look back at some of our previous top-ten lists to see if they even hold up. As you can imagine, some albums we once thought were great have since lost their luster, while others haven't aged a day. This got us wondering: Why? And what, exactly, makes a great album last? When an album doesn't...

Duration: 00:38:55


Guest DJs: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile

11/13/2017
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By now you may have heard of the intercontinental, surprise collaboration between Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, for an album called Lotta Sea Lice. The two singers have been mutual admirers for a while and kept bumping into one another at various festivals. Their guitar-based rock songs are laced with a shared sense of humor, and that was part of what got them creating music together. On this edition of All Songs Considered, Kurt and Courtney join host Bob Boilen in our Washington D.C....

Duration: 00:41:13


Guest DJs: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile

11/13/2017
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By now you may have heard of the intercontinental, surprise collaboration between Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, for an album called Lotta Sea Lice. The two singers have been mutual admirers for a while and kept bumping into one another at various festivals. Their guitar-based rock songs are laced with a shared sense of humor, and that was part of what got them creating music together. On this edition of All Songs Considered, Kurt and Courtney join host Bob Boilen in our Washington D.C....

Duration: 00:40:40


Beck On Healing Through Music, The Deep Art Of Pop And His New Album, 'Colors'

11/9/2017
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In a career spanning three decades, Beck has remained one of music's most intriguing shapeshifters. From the warped folk of his earliest recordings to the chopped-up samples, hip-hop beats and lush orchestral arrangements of albums that followed, Beck has never lingered in one sonic world for long. For his latest album, Colors, the singer takes his music in what some longtime fans may think is an odd, or overly simple, direction: The 11 songs, co-produced with Greg Kurstin, are pure,...

Duration: 00:32:04


New Mix: Pinegrove, Mary Gauthier, Partner, Selections From Womex And More

11/7/2017
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Cathartic rock from both the New Jersey band Pinegrove and the Canadian duo known as Partner; Glasgow singer-songwriter Siobhan Wilson's dark and brooding "There Are No Saints"; and NPR Music's Anastasia Tsioulcas joins us to talk about some of her favorite artists from this year's Womex, the World Music Expo, held in Katowice, Poland.We've got two songs that directly address both the seeming epidemic of harassment and the violence in Texas. The first comes from singer Mary Gauthier, who...

Duration: 00:42:55


R.E.M. Reflects On 25 Years Of 'Automatic For The People'

11/2/2017
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Michael Stipe and Mike Mills look back on what inspired the band to make the beautiful but melancholy songs on Automatic For The People and what the music means to them after so many years. This month R.E.M. is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Automatic For The People with a deluxe box set that includes a re-mastered version of the album, demos and outtakes, live recordings, a book of rare photos and videos.

Duration: 00:29:08


Pearls Before Swine's 'Underground' Classic Reissued 50 Years Later

10/31/2017
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Here is one of the seminal underground records of the late 1960s: The band is Pearls Before Swine, and its album is called One Nation Underground. Although the album has been reissued on a number of occasions, those editions always got it wrong, using bad mixes or adding reverb to simulate stereo from the original mono record.But to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the proper mono mix has been reissued, and I'm so glad I can properly turn you on to a classic you might not know about, and...

Duration: 00:32:25

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