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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.)

    The Best Music Of February: NPR Staff Picks

    The Best Music Of February: NPR Staff Picks

    New albums by Aaron Lee Tasjan and Wild Pink had us yearning for live music, VanJess sang matters of the heart and Will Liverman devoted an entire album to Black composers.

    • 33 min
    New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Feb. 26

    New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Feb. 26

    NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out this week include Julian Baker's Little Oblivions, the warped pop of Jimmy Edgar, stirring protest songs from Chris Pierce, a debut from Sam Dew and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Julien Baker — Little Oblivions
    Featured Song: "Highlight Reel"
    2. Karima Walker — Waking The Dreaming Body
    Featured Song: "Window I"
    3. Chris Pierce — American Silence
    Featured Song: "Sound All The Bells"
    4. Don Cherry — Cherry Jam
    Featured Song: "You Took Advantage Of Me"
    5. Jimmy Edgar — Cheetah Bend
    Featured Song: "Cheetah"
    6. Sam Dew — Moonlit Fools
    Featured Song: "Rap Shit"
    7. Adrian Younge — The American Negro
    Featured Song: "James Mincey Jr."
    8. A Winged Victory For The Sullen — Invisible Cities
    Featured Songs: "The Merchant Of Seven Nations" and "The Celestial City"

    Other notable releases for Feb. 26: Blanck Mass — In Ferneaux; Cloud Nothings — The Shadow I Remember; Glitterer — Life Is Not A Lesson; Lucy Spraggan — Choices; Nick Hakim — Will This Make Me Good (Remixes)

    • 37 min
    New Mix: José González, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Matt Sweeney, Charlie Hickey, More

    New Mix: José González, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Matt Sweeney, Charlie Hickey, More

    All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite tracks of the week, including Charlie Hickey's collaboration with Phoebe Bridgers, José González's first song in Spanish and more.

    Featured Songs And Artists:
    1. Charile Hickey: "Ten Feet Tall," from Count The Stairs
    2. Francis of Delirium: "Let It All Go," from Wading
    3. Floatie: "Catch a Good Worm," from Voyage Out
    4. Matt Sweeney and Bonnie "Prince" Billy w/ Mdou Moctar: "Hall of Death," from Superwolves
    5. José González: "El Invento" (Single)
    6. Ethel Cain: "Michelle Pfeiffer," from Inbred
    7. Mint Julep: "Pulse," from In A Deep And Dreamless Sleep

    • 35 min
    New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Feb. 19

    New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Feb. 19

    NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out on Feb. 19 include the disco euphoria of SG Lewis, soaring, instrumental rock from Mogwai, the Somali supergroup 4 Mars, Tash Sultana and more.

    Featured Artists And Albums:
    1. SG Lewis — times
    Featured Song: "Back to Earth"
    2. Pauline Anna Strom: Angel Tears In Sunlight
    Featured Song: "Temple Gardens At Midnight"
    3. Mogwai — As The Love Continues
    Featured Song: "F*** Off Money"
    4. Tash Sultana — Terra Firma
    Featured Song: "Crop Circles"
    5. Lava La Rue — Butter-Fly
    Featured Song: "Magpie"
    6. 4 Mars — Super Somali Sounds From The Gulf Of Tadjoura
    Featured Song: "Dhulka Hooyo"
    7. Cassandra Jenkins — An Overview On Phenomenal Nature
    Featured Song: "Crosshairs"
    8. The Hold Steady — Open Door Policy
    Featured Song: "Unpleasant Breakfast"

    Other notable releases for Feb. 19: Animal Collective — Crestone; Another Michael — New Music And Big Pop; David Gray — Skellig; Hand Habits — Dirt; Indigo Sparke — Echo; Katy Kirby — Cool, Dry Place; Wild Pink — A Billion Little Lights.

    • 32 min
    New Mix: Tune-Yards, Tōth, Buzzy Lee, More

    New Mix: Tune-Yards, Tōth, Buzzy Lee, More

    All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares thrilling new music from Tune-Yards, Tōth's tale of playing the trumpet — and fainting — during a funeral, the stunning voice of a singer named mehro and more.

    Featured Songs:
    1. mehro: "Chance With You," from SKY ON FIRE
    2. Tōth: "Turnaround (Cocaine Song)," from You And Me And Everything
    3. Buzzy Lee: "Strange Town," from Spoiled Love
    4. Johanna Samuels: "Nature's Way," from Excelsior!
    5. Moontype: "About You," from Bodies of Water
    6. Tune-Yards: "hold yourself," from sketchy.

    • 35 min
    New Music Friday: Feb. 12

    New Music Friday: Feb. 12

    NPR Music's shortlist for the best albums out this week includes new ones from the English rapper slowthai, R&B singer Pink Sweat$, the jazz super group R+R=Now, His Name Is Alive and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. slowthai — Tyron
    Featured Songs: "45 Smoke," "Push" and "ADHD"
    2. Pink Sweat$ — Pink Planet
    Featured Song: tbd
    3. R+R=Now — R+R=Now Live
    Featured Song: tbd
    4. Jakbo Bro — Uma Elmo
    Featured Song: tbd
    5. Various — Cuba: Music And Revolution
    Featured Song: tbd
    6. Dominique Fils-Aimé — Three Little Words
    Featured Song: "While We Wait"
    7. Anika Pyle — Wild River
    Featured Songs: "Failure II" and "June"
    8. His Name Is Alive — Hope Is A Candle
    Featured Songs: "Still" and "Halo"

    Other notable releases for Feb. 12: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah — New Fragility; Claud — Super Monster; Death by Unga Bunga — Heavy Male Insecurity; Django Django — Glowing in the Dark; Jillette Johnson — It's A Beautiful Day And I Love You; Pale Waves — Who Am I?; Sports — Get A Good Look Pt. 1; Various — Judas and the Black Messiah OST

    • 36 min

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