All Songs Considered

by NPR

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.)

  

Latest Episodes

Wayne Coyne On Drugs And The Flaming Lips' 'American Head'

All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen talks with The Flaming Lips frontman about drugs, the tragic loss of friends, the impact on families and how it all informs the band's latest album, American Head.


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Posted on 27 October 2020 | 9:00 am


New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 23

NPR Music's shortlist of the best new albums out on Oct. 23 includes Bruce Springsteen's Letter to You, a new concept record from Gorillaz, the electronic artist known as Actress and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Gorillaz — Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez
Featured Song: "The Valley of the Pagans"
2. Actress — Karma & Desire
Featured Song: "VVY"
3. Songhoy Blues — Optimisme
Featured Song: "Assadja"
4. Keaton Henson — Monument
Featured Song: "Ambulance"
5. Junglepussy — JP4
Featured Song: "Spiders"
6. Bruce Springsteen — Letter to You
Featured Song: "Ghosts"
7. clipping. — Visions of Bodies Being Burned
Featured Song: "96 Neve Campbell"
8. Raye Zaragoza — Woman in Color
Featured Song: "The It Girl"
9. Laura Veirs — My Echo
Featured Song: "Freedom Feeling"
10. Xavier Omär — If You Feel
Featured Song: "Find Me"

Other notable Oct. 23 releases: Adrianne Lenker — Songs; Adrianne Lenker — Instrumentals; Ben Harper — Winter is for Lovers; Ela Minus — Acts of Rebellion; The Elwins — The Elwins IV; Fuzz — III; Jeff Tweedy — Love is King; Joel Ross — Who Are You; Luluc — Dreamboat; The Mountain Goats — Getting Into Knives; No Thank You — Embroidered Foliage; PUP — This Place Sucks Ass; Sam Amidon — Sam Amidon; Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings — Just Dropped in to See What Condition My Rendition Was In; TechN9ne — Fear Exodus; This is the Kit — Off Off On.


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Posted on 23 October 2020 | 9:00 am


New Mix: MILCK, The Weather Station, Mary Lattimore, More

All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, including a powerful anthem for racial justice from MILCK, Debussy's "Clair de Lune" played on a theremin and more.

Featured Songs:

1. Steady Holiday: "Living Life" from Take The Corners Gently
2. The Weather Station: "Robber" (Single)
3. Kacy & Clayton And Marlon Williams: "I Wonder Why" from Plastic Bouquet
4. MILCK: "Somebody's Beloved (feat. Bipolar Sunshine)" (Single)
5. Grégoire Blanc and Orane Donnadieu: "Clair de Lune" (Single)
6. Mary Lattimore: "Pine Trees" from Silver Ladders


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Posted on 20 October 2020 | 9:00 am


New Music Friday: Oct. 16

NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out this week include rapper Black Thought's stunning Streams of Thought Vol. 3, a solo debut from The National's Matt Berninger, Beabadoobee and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Black Thought — Streams Of Thought Vol. 3: Cane & Abel
Featured Song: "State Prisoner"
2. Autechre — Sign
Featured Song: "M4 Lema"
3. SPAZA — Uprize!
Featured Song: "Bantu Education"
4. Beabadoobee — Fake It Flowers
Featured Song: "Care"
5. Matt Berninger — Serpentine Prison
Featured Song: "Distant Axis"
6. Open Mike Eagle — Anime, Trauma And Divorce
Featured Song: "Asa's Bop"
7. Good Sad Happy Bad — Shade
Featured Song: "Blessed"
8. Deep Sea Diver — Impossible Weight
Featured Song: "Impossible Weight"
9. Helena Deland — Someone New
Featured Song: "Dog"
10. Mipso — Mipso
Featured Song: "Big Star"
Bonus Album: Sturgill Simpson — Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 1: (Butcher Shoppe Sessions)
Featured Song: "I Don't Mind"

Other notable Oct. 16 releases: Annie — Dark Hearts; Cordovas — Destiny Hotel; Growing Concerns Poetery Collective — Big Dark Bright Futures; Gulfer — Gulfer; Goldmund — The Time It Takes; Homeboy Sandman & Quelle Chris — Don't Feed the Monster; Jennifer Castle — Monarch Season; James Blake — Before; Kevin Morby — Sundowner; Low Cut Connie — Private Lives; Manu Grace — No Room for Error; Mr. Gnome — The Day You Flew Away... Visit www.npr.org/allsongs for more


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Posted on 16 October 2020 | 9:00 am


New Mix: Luluc, The Antlers, Squirrel Flower, More

All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen and NPR Music's Otis Hart share their favorite songs of the week, including the return of The Antlers, the folk duo Luluc, Tuareg rock artist Mdou Moctar and more.

1. Luluc: "Emerald City" from DREAMBOAT
2. Danielle Durack: "Broken Wings" from No Place
3. The Antlers: "Wheels Roll Home" (Single)
4. Squirrel Flower: "Chicago" (Single)
5. Mdou Moctar: "Chismiten" (Single)
6. Jake Blount: "Roustabout" from Spider Tales
7. Sam Sweeney "Unearth/Steppy Downs Road" from Unearth Repeat


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Posted on 13 October 2020 | 1:45 pm


New Music Friday: Oct. 9

NPR Music's shortlist of the best new albums out this week includes the soaring synth-pop of Future Islands, the country duo Brothers Osborne, remixed classics from John Lennon and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Future Islands — As Long As You Are
Featured Song: "Waking"
2. Carla Bruni — Carla Bruni
Featured Song: "Partir dans la nuit"
3. The Budos Band — Long in the Tooth
Featured Song: "Long in the Tooth"
4. Machinedrum — A View Of U
Featured Song: "Wait For U"
5. Brothers Osborne — Skeletons
Featured Song: "Lighten Up"
6. METZ — Atlas Vending
Featured Song: "Pulse"
7. John Lennon — Gimme Some Truth
Featured Song: "Angela"
8. Laraaji — Moon Piano
Featured Song: "Stillness"
9. The Goodbye Party — Beautiful Motors
Featured Song: "Unlucky Stars"
10. Mary Lattimore — Silver Ladders
Featured Song: "Silver Ladders"

Other notable releases for Oct. 9: Cut Worms — Nobody Lives Here Anymore; JEEN — JEEN; Kronos Quartet — Long Time Passing; Loudon Wainwright III — I'd Rather Lead A Band; Ron Miles — Rainbow Sign; Touche Amore — Lament; Travis — 10 Songs; Yo La Tengo — Sleepless Night (ep).


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Posted on 9 October 2020 | 9:00 am


New Mix: Maren Morris, Sam Amidon, Palberta, Gulfer, More

NPR Music's Bob Boilen and Marissa Lorusso share songs that call for unity and self-reflection in turbulent times.

Featured Tracks:
1. Maren Morris: "Better Than We Found It"
2. Palberta: "Before I Got Here" from Palberta 5000
3. Gulfer: "Nature Kids" from Gulfer
4. Purple Witch of Culver: "Trig"
5. Loudon Wainwright III: "You Rascal You" from I'd Rather Lead A Band
6. Sam Amidon: "Time Has Made A Change" from Sam Amidon


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Posted on 6 October 2020 | 9:00 am


New Music Friday: Oct. 2

NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out on Oct. 2 include the latest from West Coast rapper YG, the K-pop group BLACKPINK, Icelandic singer Jónsi and more.

Featured Albums:
1. BLACKPINK — The Album
Featured Song: "Pretty Savage"
2. YG — My Life 4Hunnid
Featured Song: "Laugh Now, Kry Later"
3. Laura Jane Grace — Stay Alive
Featured Song: "Old Friend (Stay Alive)"
4. Eartheater — Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin
Featured Song: "Fantasy Collision"
5. Jónsi — Shiver
Featured Song: "Shiver"
6. Rósín Murphy — Rósín Machine
Featured Song: "We Got Together"
7. Gabriel Garzón-Montano — Aguita
Featured Song: "Mira My Look"
8. Noah Haidu — Doctone
Featured Song: "Steepian Faith"

Other notable releases for Oct. 2: 21 Savage — Savage Mode 2; Aloe Blacc — All Love Everything; Bartees Strange — Live Forever; Born Ruffians — Squeeze; Brent Cobb — Keep 'em On They Toes; Dawes — Good Luck With Whatever; Dawn Landes — Row; Drive By Truckers — The New Okay; Robert Plant — Digging Deep: Subterranea; Shamir — Shamir; Westside Gunn — Who Made the Sunshine


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Posted on 2 October 2020 | 9:00 am


NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of September

We pick our favorite music released in September 2020, featuring Cuban hip-hop artist La Dame Blanche, Masego's summer wanderlust, Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker and a reimagined mass.

• Adrianne Lenker: "anything" from songs
• Waylon Payne: "Old Blue Eyes" from Blue Eyes, The Harlot, The Queer, The Pusher and Me
• Masego, "Passport"
• La Dame Blanche: "La Maltratada" from Ella
• Theo Alexander: "re; Waiting" from Animadversions
• Sarah Kirkland Snider: "Kyrie" from Mass for the Endangered


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Posted on 1 October 2020 | 9:00 am