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Since launching in 2000, All Songs Considered has been NPR's flagship program for music discovery, artist interviews and conversations with friends and fellow music lovers about the really big questions, like what was the best decade for music, are there albums everyone can agree on, and what do you put on when you need a good cry? Weekly, with host Robin Hilton and the NPR Music family.

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Since launching in 2000, All Songs Considered has been NPR's flagship program for music discovery, artist interviews and conversations with friends and fellow music lovers about the really big questions, like what was the best decade for music, are there albums everyone can agree on, and what do you put on when you need a good cry? Weekly, with host Robin Hilton and the NPR Music family.

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    New Music Friday: The best albums out June 14

    New Music Friday: The best albums out June 14

    This week, NPR Music's Daoud Tyler-Ameen and Ann Powers steer the New Music Friday podcast straight into the oncoming Father's Day weekend, following the lead of country superstar Luke Combs, whose new album Fathers & Sons is a heartfelt meditation on what it means to fill both of those roles. It's Combs' first album since his cover of Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car" landed him on the pop charts last year.

    Also this week: Raveena, whose won over many fans at NPR Music with her 2022 album Asha's Awakening, excavates the sounds of millennial pop and R&B on Where the Butterflies Go in the Rain and a long-celebrated 1974 bootleg of Paul McCartney and Wings playing live in the studio gets an official release.

    Featured Albums:• Luke Combs, 'Fathers & Sons'• Raveena, 'Where the Butterflies Go in the Rain'• Paul McCartney & Wings, 'One Hand Clapping'

    Other notable albums out June 14:• The Decemberists, 'As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again'• Normani, 'Dopamine'• PJ Morton, 'Cape Town to Cairo'• This is Lorelei, 'Box for Buddy, Box for Star'• Jess Cornelius, 'Care/Taking'• Sadler Vaden, 'Dad Rock'• Don Tolliver, 'Hardstone Psycho'• Hermanos Gutiérrez, 'Sonido Cósmico'• Sam Morton, 'Daffodils & Dirt'• John Cale, 'POPtical Illusion'• Isobel Campbell, 'Bow to Love'• John Grant, 'The Art of the Lie'• Lalah Hathaway, 'VANTABLACK'• Moby, 'always centered at night'• Zsela, 'Big For You'

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    Alt.Latino's favorite music of 2024 (so far)

    Alt.Latino's favorite music of 2024 (so far)

    To mark the halfway point of 2024, Felix Contreras, Anamaria Sayre and NPR Culture Desk producer Isabella Gomez Sarmiento run down their favorite releases of the year so far, from a career-defining release from Nathy Peluso, a leveling up from Argentina rapper Trueno, introspective jazz from Melissa Aldana and so much more.Songs featured in this episode:

    •Trueno, "Tranky Funky"•Kali Uchis, "Dame Beso //Muévete"•Lau Noah ft. Gaby Moreno, "Aunque Suene Bonito"•Carlos Ares, "Amigo"•Angelica Garcia, "Gemini"•Melissa Aldana, "I Know You Know"•Nathy Peluso, "Legendario"•Reyna Tropical, "Cartagena"•Daymé Arocena (feat. Vicente García), "A Fuego Lento"•Akapellah (feat. Al2 El Aldeano, Faker), "Ni Con Money"•The Marias, "Run Your Mouth"•Grupo Frontera, "Me Hizo Un Favor"•Alvaro Diaz, Feid, "Gatitas Sandungueras Vol. 1"

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    The Contenders, Vol. 11: Jason Mantzoukas

    The Contenders, Vol. 11: Jason Mantzoukas

    Actor, comedian and music superfan Jason Mantzoukas joins us to update our running list of the year's best songs, with lots of crate-digging curiosities. With host Robin Hilton and NPR Music's Lars Gotrich.

    Featured artists and songs:1. Dancer: "Bluetooth Hell," from '10 Songs I Hate About You'2. The Superwomen: "Lowlands," from 'Someone Like Me'3. Oluko Imo: "Glory of Om," from 'Glory of Om'4. Mekit Dolan Muqam Group: "Jula Muqam" from 'Bayawan'5. The Short Dark Strangers & The Shady M************: "We're Not Animals," from The Short Dark Strangers & The Shady M************6. Morgul Blade: "Heavy Metal Wraiths," from 'Heavy Metal Wraiths'

    Also Noted:- Mary Lattimore * Walt McClements: "Nest of Earrings," from 'Rain on the Road'- Somesurprises: "Be Reasonable," from 'Perseids'- Mohammad Syfkhan: "Do You Have a Lover or Not?" from 'I Am Kurdish'

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    New Music Friday: The best albums out June 7

    New Music Friday: The best albums out June 7

    NPR Music's Daoud Tyler-Ameen and Hazel Cills shepherd you through the many huge albums out today, including new records by Kaytranada, Charli XCX and so much more.

    Featured albums:- Kaytranada, 'Timeless'- Charli XCX, 'brat'- Pedro the Lion, 'Santa Cruz'

    Other notable albums:- Tems, Born in the Wild- Angelica Garcia, 'Gemelo'- Alisa Amador, 'Multitudes'- Peggy Gou, 'I Hear You'- Marina Allen, 'Eight Pointed Star'

    To see the entire list of June 7 releases and stream our New Music Friday playlists, visit nprmusic.org.

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    Advice for graduates: Listeners share songs, lessons from high school

    Advice for graduates: Listeners share songs, lessons from high school

    Listeners share songs that take them back to the final days of high school, and the lessons they impart.

    Featured artists and songs:1. Baz Luhrmann: "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)"2. Feist: "I Feel It All," from 'The Reminder'3. Brad Paisley: "Letter to Me," from '5th Gear'4. Green Day: "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)," from 'Nimrod'5. Wiz Khalifa: "See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth)," from 'Furious 7'6. Rickie Lee Jones: "We Belong Together," from 'Pirates'7. Cloud Cult: "You'll Be Bright (Invocation Part 1)," from 'Light Chasers'8. Ke$ha: "TiK ToK," from 'Animals'9. The Head and the Heart: "Rivers and Roads," from 'The Head and the Heart'10. Simple Minds: "Don't You (Forget About Me)," from 'The Breakfast Club'

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    • 48 min
    Jack Antonoff on surviving grief, regret and working out life's uncertainties

    Jack Antonoff on surviving grief, regret and working out life's uncertainties

    The producer, singer and songwriter talks with Rachel Martin, host of NPR's new podcast Wild Card, about some of life's biggest questions.

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