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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: May 29

    New Music Friday: May 29

    If there's a common theme to the best new albums out this week, it's joy, from the relentlessly jubilant rock of the band Vistas, to singer Nicole Atkins' love letter to the Jersey Shore.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Vistas — Everything Changes in the End
    Featured Song: "Sucker"
    2. Nicole Atkins — Italian Ice
    Featured Song: "Captain"
    3. Ondara — Folk N Roll Vol. 1 - Tales of Isolation
    Featured Song: "Mr. Landlord"
    4. Jaime Wyatt — Neon Cross
    Featured Song: "Neon Cross"
    5. 2nd Grade — Hit to Hit
    Featured Songs: "Baby's First Words" and "Something I'll Have To Remember"
    6. Christian Lee Hutson — Beginners
    Featured Song: "Atheist"
    7. Teddy Thompson — Heartbreaker Please
    Featured Song: "Why Wait"
    8. Jake Blount — Spider Tales
    Featured Song: "Move, Daniel"

    Other notable releases for May 29: David Grubbs & Taku Unami — Comet Meta; Deerhoof — Future Teenage Cave Artists; Diana Ross — Supertonic; Diplo — Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil; Flying Lotus — Flamagra Instrumentals; Hania Rani — Home; Inventions — Continuous Portrait; Kip Moore — Wild World; Lady Gaga — Chromatica; Prince — Up All Nite With Prince.

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    Artists We Love Cover Songs They Love

    Artists We Love Cover Songs They Love

    This week's new mix from All Songs Considered is all cover tunes, featuring musicians we love paying tribute to artists they love.

    1. Jay Som "Lucy" from Soccer Mommy & Friends Singles Series
    2. Soccer Mommy "I Think You're Alright" from Soccer Mommy & Friends Singles Series
    3. Margaret Glaspy "Mythological Beauty"
    4. Lucy Dacus "Tom Courtenay"
    5. Sharon Van Etten "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding? [feat. Josh Homme]"
    6 Caroline Spence "The Middle"
    7. Palehound "Something On Your Mind"
    8. Joseph Shabason "Gymnopedia No. 1"

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    New Music Friday: May 22

    New Music Friday: May 22

    The best albums out this week include The 1975's sprawling masterpiece, Notes On A Conditional Form, the return of Indigo Girls, The Airborne Toxic Event, the rapper Gunna and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. The 1975 — Notes On A Conditional Form
    Featured Songs: "Me & You Together Song," "The 1975," "People," "The End (Music For Cars)" and "Frail State of Mind"
    2. Indigo Girls — Look Long
    Featured Song: "Country Radio"
    3. Owen Pallett — Island
    Featured Song: "A Bloody Morning"
    4. The Airborne Toxic Event — Hollywood Park
    Featured Song: "Hollywood Park"
    5. Gunna — Wunna
    Featured Song: "Dollaz On My Head"
    6. Katie Von Schleicher — Consummation
    Featured Song: "Nowhere"

    Other notable releases for May 22: Badly Drawn Boy — Banana Skin Shoes; Kota the Friend — Everything; Neil Innes — How Sweet to Be An Idiot; The Philip Glass Ensemble — Music In 8 Parts; Steve Earle and the Dukes — Ghosts of West Virginia; Various — I Still Play; Woods — Strange to Explain.

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    New Mix: Memorable Musical Discoveries, From Muzz To Lou Canon

    New Mix: Memorable Musical Discoveries, From Muzz To Lou Canon

    At a time when every day can feel the same, on this week's All Songs Considered you can meet someone new, with a mix of memorable music discoveries.

    1. Muzz: "Red Western Sky" from Muzz
    2. Liza Anne: "Bad Vacation" from Bad Vacation
    3. Katie Von Schleicher "Brutality" from Consummation
    4. Lou Canon "M.O.T.R." from Audomatic Body
    5. Trespassers William "Winterstorms"
    6. Asher Gamedze "Siyabulela" from Dialectic Soul

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    New Music Friday: May 15

    New Music Friday: May 15

    Charli XCX's how i'm feeling now made entirely while quarantined, leads our shortlist of the week's best new albums, along with Jason Isbell, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Perfume Genius and more.

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    Kraftwerk's Remarkable Journey — And Where It Took Us

    Kraftwerk's Remarkable Journey — And Where It Took Us

    On this edition of All Songs Considered, we take a musical journey honoring the genius of Kraftwerk's Florian Schneider, who died May 6, just a few days after turning 73.

    The German electronic band was like no other in the 1970s, with their pulsing electronic music and songs about the intersection of man and machines. Music writer Geeta Dayal and I play the band's career-defining songs from this group, a foursome that influenced everyone from David Bowie to Prince and '80s new wave while laying the groundwork for electronica and EDM.

    1. "Autobahn" from Autobahn (1974)
    2. "Radioactivity" from Radio-Activity (1975)
    3. "Trans-Europe Express" from Trans-Europe Express (1977)
    4. "Neon Lights" from The Man-Machine (1978)
    5. "Computer World" from Computer World (1981)
    6. "Tour de France" single (1983)

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