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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: The best releases out Sept. 30

    New Music Friday: The best releases out Sept. 30

    NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include enigmatic superstar Björk, rap sensation Freddie Gibbs, jazz band The Bad Plus and more.

    • 27 min
    Presenting Alt.Latino: Why Tiny Desk Contest winner Alisa Amador almost gave up music

    Presenting Alt.Latino: Why Tiny Desk Contest winner Alisa Amador almost gave up music

    From our friends at Alt.Latino, Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras sit down with Tiny Desk Contest winner Alisa Amador to talk about intentionality in community building, almost quitting music and finding nourishment in her art.

    Correction: An earlier version of this episode incorrectly said Linda Diaz won the 2021 Tiny Desk Contest. She won in 2020.

    • 28 min
    The 20th anniversary edition of Wilco's 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot,' Julia Jacklin, more

    The 20th anniversary edition of Wilco's 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot,' Julia Jacklin, more

    All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen samples a massive, 20th anniversary edition of Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and shares his favorite new tracks of the week, from Brian Eno, Julia Jacklin and more.

    Featured Songs And Artists:
    1. Wilco: "Ashes of American Flags (Stravinsky mix)," from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Deluxe Edition)
    2. Brian Eno: "We Let It In," from FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE
    3. Luke Sital-Singh: "Blind Missiles," from Dressing Like a Stranger
    4. JEAN DAWSON: "PIRATE RADIO*," from CHAOS NOW*
    5. Julia Jacklin: "Moviegoer," from PRE PLEASURE
    6. Steady Holiday & Bedouine: "People Take Pictures of Each Other" (Single)

    • 33 min
    New Music Friday: The best releases out Sept. 23

    New Music Friday: The best releases out Sept. 23

    NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include veteran folksinger Beth Orton, Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré and more.

    • 24 min
    Presenting Alt.Latino: How Rosalía found her confidence

    Presenting Alt.Latino: How Rosalía found her confidence

    From our friends at Alt.Latino, Anamaria Sayre sits down with Spanish superstar Rosalía, who just earned eight Latin Grammy nominations, to talk about her musical inspirations, divine sensuality and constant pull to transform.

    • 28 min
    New Mix: Will Sheff, Beth Orton, Miya Folick, more

    New Mix: Will Sheff, Beth Orton, Miya Folick, more

    All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, including the return of Beth Orton, a solo debut from Okkervil River's Will Sheff, Miya Folick and more.

    Featured songs and artists:
    1. Courtney Marie Andrews: "These Are The Good Old Days," from Loose Future
    2. Beth Orton: "Forever Young," from Weather Alive
    3. Miya Folick: "Oh God," from 2007 - EP
    4. Hand Habits & Amelia Meath: "Under The Water" (Single)
    5. Will Sheff (feat. Cassandra Jenkins): "In the Thick of It," from Nothing Special
    6. Hammered Hulls: "Boilermaker's Notch," from Careening

    • 33 min

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159 Ratings

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Unprecedented.

This is an incredible podcast. It’s a great platform for being introduced to new artists and bands and the sheer enthusiasm of Bob and Robin particularly are totally infectious. Congratulations to all involved, including those behind the scenes.

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I subscribe to a lot of podcasts but I can count on one hand the podcasts that excel in content and presentation and ASC is right up there with the best. Robin & Bob deserve all the plaudits they receive.

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