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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: Jan. 15

    New Music Friday: Jan. 15

    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 — Cheater
    Featured Song: "Like A Lady"
    6. Apifera — Overstand
    Featured Song: "Overstand"
    7. Midnight Sister — Painting the Roses
    Featured Song: "Dearly Departed"
    8. Pearl Charles — Magic Mirror
    Featured Song: "Take Your Time"

    Other notable releases for Jan. 15: Azure Ray — Azure Ray; Beach Bunny — Blame Game; Buck Meek — Two Saviors; Danielle Durack — No Place; Frank Iero and the Future Violents — Heaven is a Place, This is a Place; Jody Lo — I Will Not Break the Scale; Matthew Sweet — Catspaw; Samia — The Baby Reimagined; Shame — Drunk Tank Pink; You Me At Six — Suckapunch.

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

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

    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 Music For Winter Vol. 1

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

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

    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.

    • 47 min
    A Holiday Party For The Ages, From All Songs Considered

    A Holiday Party For The Ages, From All Songs Considered

    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.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The All Songs Considered Holiday Cruise

    The All Songs Considered Holiday Cruise

    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.

    • 55 min
    The All Songs Considered Journey To The North Pole

    The All Songs Considered Journey To The North Pole

    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.

    • 1 hr 1 min

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