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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 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.

    • 27 min
    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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    • 32 min
    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.

    • 34 min
    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)

    • 32 min
    Little Richard's Life In 10 Songs

    Little Richard's Life In 10 Songs

    On this special edition of All Songs Considered, we look back at the life of rock and roll pioneer Little Richard through 10 of the defining songs of his career.

    NPR Music Senior Director Lauren Onkey joins host Bob Boilen as they play singles from the early '50s up through his 1970 album, The Rill Thing.

    1. "Tutti Frutti" (1955)
    2. "Long Tall Sally (The Thing)" (1956)
    3. "Get Rich Quick" (1952)
    4. "Slippin' and Slidin' (Peepin' and Hidin')" (1956)
    5. "The Girl Can't Help It" (1956)
    6. "Lucille" (1957)
    7. "Keep A Knockin' " (1957)
    8. "Every Time I Feel The Spirit" (1960)
    9. "I Don't Know What You've Got" (1965)
    10. "Freedom Blues" (1970)

    • 51 min
    New Music Friday: May 8

    New Music Friday: May 8

    Our shortlist of the best new albums out this week includes a debut solo release from Paramore's Hayley Williams, the latest from R&B singer Kehlani, rapper Bishop Nehru and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Hayley Williams — Petals For Armor
    Featured Song: "Simmer"
    2. Blake Mills — Mutable Set
    Featured Song: "Money is the One True God"
    3. Buscabulla — Regresa
    Featured Song: "Mío"
    4. Mark Lanegan — Straight Songs of Sorrow
    Featured Song: "This Game of Love"
    5. Chelsea Williams — Beautiful and Strange
    Featured Song: "Beautiful and Strange"
    6. Kehlani — It Was Good Until It Wasn't
    Featured Song: "Grieving"
    7. Eve Owen — Don't Let The Ink Dry
    Featured Song: "Mother"
    8. Bishop Nehru — Nehruvia: My Disregarded Thoughts
    Featured Song: "Too Lost"
    9. Cyrillus Kreek — The Suspended Harp of Babel
    Featured Song: "From Heaven Above to Earth I Come"

    Other notable releases out on May 8: Beauty Pill — Please Advise; Hailee Steinfeld — Half-Written Story; Phenomenal Handclap Band — Do What You Like; Same — Plastic Western; Shakey Graves — Look Alive; Shiner — Schadenfreude.

    • 36 min

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