All Songs Considered
All Songs Considered
About All Songs Considered
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.)
NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out this week include Chlöe's In Pieces, the debut full-length from boygenius, South African singer Nakhane's Bastard Jargon and more. Featured Albums: 1. Chlöe — In Pieces Featured songs: "Told Ya (feat. Missy Elliott)," "Body Do," "Cheatback," "Pray It Away" 2. B. Cool-Aid — Leather Blvd. Featured songs: "ChalkRoundIt (Talk abt it) (feat. Ladybug Mecca)," "So Soft Salon (feat. DJ Harrison, Demae, Nita Darling & Funky Chunky)," "Wassup (feat. Devin Morrison, Pher & MoRuf)" 3. Nakhane — Bastard Jargon Featured songs: "The Caring," "Tell Me Your Politik (feat. Moonchild Sanelly & Nile Rodgers)" 4. boygenius — the record Featured Songs: "Satanist," "Not Strong Enough," "Revolution 0," "We're In Love" 5. Baaba Maal — Being Featured songs: "Boboyillo (feat. Rougi)," "Mbeda Wella (feat. Paco Lenol)," "Casamance Nights" Lightning Round: NOIA - Gisela The New Pornographers — Continue As Guest Pursuit Grooves — 100 Seams Tyler, The Creator — Call Me If You Get Lost: The Estate Sale Other notable releases for March 31: Alberta Cross — Sinking Ships Barrie — 5K Buzzy Lee — Internal Affairs City and Colour — The Love Still Held Me Near Damien Jurado — Sometimes You Hurt the Ones You Hate Deerhoof — Miracle-Level The Hold Steady — The Price Of Progress Larry June & The Alchemist: The Great Escape LIES — Lies Two Shell — Lil Spirits Wild Child — End of the World William Tyler & The Impossible Truth — Secret Stratosphere The Zombies — Different Game
In our latest episode of Louder Than A Riot we look at how the male gaze looms over hip-hop. Those under its watchful eye feel objectified or shamed if they don't give it what it wants to see. We share the stories of three artists who are pushing back on the male gaze in their personal relationships, social interactions and even industry-wide.
Anamaria Sayre, host of NPR's <em>Alt.Latino</em>, sits down with world-building producer and Mexican Institute of Sound frontman Camilo Lara to talk about using his fearless intuition to help artists find their voice in the burgeoning hub of Latin music.
All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, including two surprising and wonderful collaborations. Featured Songs And Artists: 1. Ólafur Arnalds (feat. Ella McRobb): "and we'll leave it there..." (Single) 2. The Antlers: "I Was Not There" (Single) 3. Sissoko Segal Parisien Peirani: "Ta Nyé," from Les Égarés 4. Lauren Early: "Good Girl Bad Boy," from Don't Take My Dream Away 5. Protomartyr: "Make Way," from Formal Growth In The Desert 6. Faten Kanaan: "Ebla," from Afterpoem
Contributor Nate Chinen interviews the three musicians behind the new improvisational supergroup Love In Exile about their new album, the mysteries of how songs emerge from improvisation and most crucially, how the music they create is an expression of how they listen to each other.
The Atlanta rapper and singer 6LACK, Lana Del Rey, R&B singer Yaya Bey, the veteran rock group Depeche Mode and more are among the artists dropping our picks for the best new albums out this week. Featured Albums: 1. 6LACK — Since I Have A Lover Featured Songs: "Inwood Hill Park," "Cold Feet," "Talkback," "Chasing Feeling" 2. Lana Del Rey — Did you know that there's a tunnel under Ocean Blvd Featured Songs: "Peppers (feat. Tommy Genesis)," "Jon Batiste Interlude," "Margaret (feat. Bleachers)," "Judah Smith Interlude," "A&W" 3. Yaya Bey — Exodus the North Star Featured Songs: "when saturn returns," "exodus the north star" 4. Lankum — False Lankum Featured Songs: "Clear Away in the Morning," "Fugue III," "Lord Abore and Mary Flynn" 5. Depeche Mode — Memento Mori Featured Songs: "My Cosmos Is Mine," "Always You," "People Are Good," "My Favourite Stranger" Lightning Round: Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad Ismaily — Love in Exile Benny Sings — Young Hearts Caroline Rose — The Art of Forgetting Fall Out Boy — So Much (For) Stardust Kele — The Flames, Pt. 2 Lemar — Page In My Heart Pink Floyd — The Dark Side of the Moon (50th Anniversary) Rosalía and Rauw Alejandro — RR Sophie B Hawkins — Free Myself Other notable releases for March 24: 03 Greedo — Halfway There Babymetal — The Other One The HIRS Collective — We're Still Here Jimin — FACE Kate Davis — Fish Bowl Meg Myers — TZIA Nickel Creek — Celebrants Purling Hiss — Drag on Girard Spectacular Diagnostics — Raw Lessons
In our latest episode of Louder Than A Riot we break down legacy: who gets to leave one in hip-hop and who gets left out. Decades before hip-hop's current renaissance of women rappers, there was MC Sha-Rock. Despite her influence on future generations, her contribution to the craft of hip-hop is not widely known.
All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen is joined by NPR Music's Hazel Cills and Marissa Lorusso to share their favorite new tracks of the week. Featured Songs And Artists: 1. Kara Jackson: "pawnshop," from Why Does the Earth Give Us People to Love? 2. feeble little horse: "Tin Man," from Girl with Fish 3. MIIRRORS: "Sinistry," from Motion And Picture 4. Savannah Conley: "More Than Fine," from Playing the Part of You Is Me 5. Sofia Kourtesis: "Madres," (Single) 6. Ratboys: "Black Earth, WI," (Single)
Our shortlist of the week's best new releases includes an incredible collection of cover songs from the rapper T-Pain, an EP from Hozier, labyrinthine surprises from Princess Nokia and more. Featured Albums: 1. T-Pain — On Top of the Covers Featured Songs: "War Pigs," "Tennessee Whiskey," "Don't Stop Believin'," "A Change Is Gonna Come" 2. Hozier — Eat Your Young Featured Songs: "Eat Your Young," "All Things End," "Through Me (The Flood)" 3. Princess Nokia — i love you but this is goodbye Featured Songs: "The Fool," "Happy," "Closure" 4. 100 gecs — 10,000 gecs Featured Songs: "Dumbest Girl Alive," "Frog On The Floor," "Billy Knows Jamie" 5. Yves Tumor — Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds) Featured Songs: "Echolalia," "Meteora Blues," "Heaven Surrounds Us Like A Hood" Lightning Round: Genevieve Artadi — Forever Forever Niklas Paschburg — Panta Rhei So!YoON! — Episode1: Love Unknown Mortal Orchestra — V Other notable releases for March 17: All Time Low — Tell Me I'm Alive The Band of Heathens — Simple Things FIDLAR — That's Life Gideon — More Power, More Pain Moderat — Even More D4ta Tei Shi — Badd Premonition U2 — Songs of Surrender
In our season two debut of Louder Than A Riot, we look at how the Tory Lanez trial sparked a real divide in hip-hop and stoked the coals on a 50-year battle for Black women to be heard. In this episode, we take you into Megan Thee Stallion's testimony to unpack the impact of misogynoir on rap.
Miley Cyrus' insanely anticipated Endless Summer Vacation is finally here, along with new music from Fever Ray, The War and Treaty, Meet Me @ The Altar and more. Featured Albums: 1. Miley Cyrus — Endless Summer Vacation Featured Song: "Flowers" 2. The War and Treaty — Lover's Game Featured Songs: "Ain't No Harmin' Me," "Yesterday's Burn," "Up Yonder" 3. Fever Ray — Radical Romantics Featured Songs: "Shiver," "Carbon Dioxide," "Kandy" 4. Meet Me @ The Altar — Past // Present // Future Featured Songs: "T.M.I," "Say It (To My Face)" 5. Jane Bunnett and Maqueque — Playing With Fire Featured Songs: "Tempus Fugit," "Human Race" Lightning Round: King Khan — The Nature of Things Lonnie Holley — Oh Me Oh My Nia Archives — Sunrise Bang Ur Head Against Tha Wall Shalom — Sublimation Other notable releases for March 10: Ali Farka Touré — Voyageur Death Cab For Cutie — Asphalt Meadows (Acoustic) EBK Young Joc — Hotboiiz:4L Manchester Orchestra — The Valley of Vision Rarelyalways — WORK Frankie Rose — Love as Projection H. Hawkline — Milk for Flowers Sleaford Mods — UK GRIM
All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week including, songs from Shame, Amber Arcades, Kimi Djabaté and more. Featured Songs and Artists: 1. Shame, "Adderall," from Food For Worms 2. H. Hawkline, "Milk For Flowers," from Milk For Flowers 3. Kimi Djabaté, "Afonhe," from Dindin 4. Arthur Moon, "Ghost Ranch," from Chaos! Chaos! Chaos! Side B 5. Amber Arcades, "Contain," from Barefoot on Diamond Road 6. Water From Your Eyes, "Barley," from Everyone's Crushed
The best albums out this week include Kali Uchis' Red Moon in Venus, a self-titled joint from the Jamaican American artist Masego, singer and guitarist Jen Cloher's ode to the mess of life and more. Featured Albums: 1. Kali Uchis — Red Moon in Venus Featured Songs: "Hasta Cuando," "Como Te Quiero Yo," "Worth the Wait (feat. Omar Apollo)" 2. Masego — MASEGO Featured Songs: "What You Wanna Try," "Afraid of Water," "Black Anime" 3. Yazmin Lacey — Voice Notes Featured Songs: "Legacy," "Where Did You Go?" 4. Jen Cloher -- I Am the River, The River is Me Featured Songs: "My Witch," "Mana Takatāpui," "The Wild," "Being Human" 5. Chiiild — Better Luck in the Next Life Featured Songs: "(Running Out Of) Hallelujahs," "Good For Now (feat. Lucky Daye)" Lightning Round: Adi Oasis — Lotus Glow Hello Mary — Hello Mary Spektral Quartet & Julia Holter — Behind the Wallpaper Other notable releases for March 3: Kate NV — WOW Macklemore — BEN Object of Affection — Field of Appearances Radio Supernova — Paratiisi William Basinski — The Clocktower at the Beach Xiu Xiu — Ignore Grief Zulu — A New Tomororw
All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, including songs from Anna B Savage, Daisies, Pest Control, Neil Gaiman & FourPlay String Quartet and more. Featured Songs And Artist: 1. Daisies: "Is It Any Wonder," from Great Big Open Sky 2. Anna B Savage: "The Ghost," from inFLUX 3. Pest Control: "Total Distraction," from Don't Test The Pest 4. Neil Gaiman & FourPlay String Quartet: "In Transit," from Signs of Life 5. Mohamad Zatari Trio: "Black Tea," from Istehlal 6. Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer & Shahzad Ismaily: "To Remain/To Return," from Love In Exile
The best new albums out this week include Cracker Island from Gorillaz, the 30th anniversary of Naughty By Nature's 19 Naughty III, Gracie Abrams' Good Riddance and more. Featured Albums: 1. Gorillaz — Cracker Island Featured Songs: "Oil (feat. Stevie Nicks)," "Tormernta (feat. Bad Bunny)," "Silent Running (feat. Adeleye Omotayo)" 2. Naughty By Nature — 19 Naughty III - 30th Anniversary Featured Songs: "Hip Hop Hooray," "Daddy Was A Street Corner," "It's On (Beatnuts Remix)" 3. quinnie — flounder Featured Songs: "emblem," "touch tank," "man" 4. Gracie Abrams — Good Riddance Featured Songs: "Where do we go now?," "I should hate you" 5. Christian McBride's New Jawn — Prime Featured Songs: "East Broadway Rundown," "Head Bedlam" Lightning Round: Buster Williams — Unalome Kate Fagan — I Don't Want to Be Too Cool [Expanded Ed.] Laraaji — Segue to Infinity Neutral Milk Hotel — The Collected Works of Neutral Milk Hotel Other notable releases for Feb. 24: Adam Lambert — High Drama Algiers — Shook The Church — The Hypnogogue Dierks Bentley — Gravel & Gold Gruff Rhys — The Almond and the Seahorse Iris DeMent — Workin' on a World Logic — College Park Miss Grit — Follow the Cyborg Philip Selway — Strange Dance Shame — Food for Worms Russ Millions — One Of A Kind The Strokes — Singles, Vol. 1 U.S. Girls — Bless This Mess
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