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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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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.)

    New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out On Jan. 24

    New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out On Jan. 24

    Our sprint through the best new albums out this week includes a debut from the rapper Hook, the sinister storytelling of Andy Shauf, a solo release from Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Black Lips — Sing in a Wold That's Falling Apart
    Featured Song: "Angola Rodeo"
    2. Ethan Gruska — En Garde
    Featured Songs: "On the Outside" and "Haiku 4 U"
    3. Hook — Crashed My Car
    Featured song: "Yes Man"
    4. Andy Shauf — The Neon Skyline
    Featured Song: "Things I Do"
    5. Khushi — Strange Seasons
    Featured Song: "This Is"
    6. Jeff Parker — Suite for Max Brown
    Featured Songs: "Build a Nest" and "Fusion Swirl"
    7. Yorkston/Thorne/Khan — Navarasa: Nine Emotions
    Featured Songs: "The Shearings Not For You" and "Sukhe Phool"
    8. Bonny Light Horseman — Bonny Light Horseman
    Featured Song: "The Roving"

    Other notable releases out on Jan. 24: Lola Marsh — Someday Tomorrow Maybe; October Drift — Forever Whatever; Okay Kaya — Watch This Liquid Pour Itself; Pet Shop Boys — Hotspot; Sarah Mary Chadwick — Please Daddy; Wire — Mind Hive; Wolf Parade — Thin Mind.

    • 28 min
    Pinegrove, Pinenuts And Pinetabs: A Conversation with Evan Stephens Hall

    Pinegrove, Pinenuts And Pinetabs: A Conversation with Evan Stephens Hall

    The Pinegrove singer talks about the band's latest album and how fans have interpreted the new songs, using chord tablature the band provided for fans online.

    • 36 min
    New Mix: Dan Deacon, Soccer Mommy, M. Ward, Khruangbin And Leon Bridges, More

    New Mix: Dan Deacon, Soccer Mommy, M. Ward, Khruangbin And Leon Bridges, More

    This week's mix of essential new songs includes a surprising collaboration between Khruangbin and Leon Bridges, Dan Deacon without the vocal effects, M. Ward and more.

    • 30 min
    New Music Friday: Jan. 17

    New Music Friday: Jan. 17

    A posthumous release from Mac Miller, Halsey's Manic and Little Big Town's Nightfall top our shortlist for the best new albums out this week.

    Featured Releases:
    1. Bombay Bicycle Club — Everything Else Has Gone Wrong
    Featured Song: "Is It Real?"
    2. The Innocence Mission — See You Tomorrow
    Featured Song: "The Brothers Williams Said"
    3. Halsey — Manic
    Featured Song: "You Should Be Sad"
    4. Little Big Town — Nightfall
    Featured Song: "Sugar Coat"
    5. Mac Miller — Circles
    Featured Songs: "Blue World" and "That's On Me"
    6. Mura Masa — R.Y.C.
    Featured Song: "Teenage Headache Dream"
    7. 070 Shake — Modus Vivendi
    Featured Song: "Divorce"
    8. Alice Boman — Dream On
    Featured Song: "Who Knows?"
    9. Bill Fay — Countless Branches
    Featured Song: "Filled With Wonder Again"

    Other notable albums out on Jan. 17: A Girl Called Eddy — Been Around; Algiers — There Is No Year; And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead — X: The Godless Void and Other Stories; David Dondero — The Filter Bubble Blues; Della Mae — Headlight; Holy F*** — Deleter; The Marcus King Band — El Dorado; Of Montreal — UR FUN; Pinegrove — Marigold; Theophilus London — Bebey; Whyte Horses — Hard Times

    • 33 min
    Our Top Discoveries From globalFEST 2020

    Our Top Discoveries From globalFEST 2020

    The annual festival in New York gathers a dozen bands from around the world to shake up your listening habits.

    On this edition of All Songs Considered you'll hear extraordinary music from South Korea's Ak Dan Gwang Chil, the sweet voice of Senegalese Cheikh Lō, the husky sounds of Algerian rai music from Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda, wild distorted Kurdish wedding music from the Tufan Derince Trio, powerful vocals from France and the band San Salvador, and La Chica's swooning, arty electronica via France and Venezuela.

    Taking us on this musical journey to give context and insight is NPR's Anastasia Tsioulcas, Afropop Worldwide's Banning Eyre and WFMU's Rob Weisburg, host of "Transpacific Sound Paradise." Together, we share our favorite discoveries from globalFEST 2019.

    • 33 min
    New Music Friday: Jan. 10

    New Music Friday: Jan. 10

    Our sprint through the week's best new albums returns with music from the genre-bending artist known as Poppy, Irish singer-songwriter David Keenan, Echosmith, Field Music and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Poppy - I Disagree
    Featured Song: "Fill the Crown"
    2. Alexandra Savior - The Archer
    Featured Song: "Saving Grace"
    3. David Keenan - A Beginner's Guide to Bravery
    Featured Song: "Unholy Ghost"
    4. Georgia - Seeking Thrills
    Featured Song: "24 Hours"
    5. Echosmith - Lonely Generation
    Featured Song: "Lonely Generation"
    6. Craven Faults - Erratics and Unconformities
    Featured Song: "Slack Sley & Temple"
    7. Field Music - Making A New World
    Featured Song: "Money is A Memory"

    Other notable releases for Jan. 10: Apocalyptica — CELL-O; Beach Slang — The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City; Hawktail — Formations; Josephine — Music is Easy; Mick Jenkins — The Circus; Selena Gomez — Rare

    • 24 min

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