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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.)

    Norah Jones reflects on 20 years of 'Come Away With Me'

    Norah Jones reflects on 20 years of 'Come Away With Me'

    The singer explains why Blue Note Records rejected her first version of the beloved album and shares her original, previously unheard tracks, now released for a 20th anniversary edition of the record.

    Plus a deep dive on the album with NPR Music's Ann Powers, WBGO and Jazz Night In America's Nate Chinen and host Robin Hilton.

    • 38 min
    New Music Friday: The best releases out June 24

    New Music Friday: The best releases out June 24

    NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include new ones from the electro-pop band MUNA, R&B singer GIVĒON, country star Jimmie Allen, Soccer Mommy and more.

    • 28 min
    New Mix: Dry Cleaning, Jesca Hoop, Alex G, Rubblebucket, Jake Blount, Marlon Williams

    New Mix: Dry Cleaning, Jesca Hoop, Alex G, Rubblebucket, Jake Blount, Marlon Williams

    All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen shares an anthemic call to action from Jesca Hoop, a song for a stressed-out brain from Dry Cleaning, and two tunes inspired by television shows.

    Featured Tracks And Artists:
    1. Jesca Hoop: "Hatred Has a Mother," from Order of Romance
    2. Jake Blount: "Didn't It Rain," from The New Faith
    3. Alex G: "Runner," from God Save the Animals
    4. Rubblebucket: "Morning in the Sun" (Single)
    5. Marlon Williams: "Thinking of Nina," from My Boy
    6. Dry Cleaning: "Don't Press Me," from Stumpwork

    • 29 min
    New Music Friday: The best releases out on June 17

    New Music Friday: The best releases out on June 17

    NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include new ones from R&B singer Yaya Bey, the shape-shifting rock of Bartees Strange, Perfume Genius, DJ and producer J. Rocc and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Yaya Bey — Remember Your North Star
    Featured Songs: "alright," "rolling stoner," "meet me in brooklyn"
    2. Bartees Strange — Farm to Table
    Featured Songs: "Mulholland Dr.," "Hold the Line," "Hennessy," "Cosigns"
    3. Wild Up — Julius Eastman, Vol. 2: Joy Boy
    Featured Songs: "Stay On It," "Touch Him When (Heavy)," "Joy Boy"
    4. J. Rocc — A Wonderful Letter
    Featured Songs: "Keep On (Yeah)," "Pajama Party," "Dancing With the Best"
    5. Perfume Genius — Ugly Season
    Featured Songs: "Teeth," "Cenote," "Scherzo"

    Lightning Round:
    Erica Banks — Diary of The Flow Queen
    Harkin — Honeymoon Suite
    Kevin Gates — Khaza
    RY X — Blood Moon

    Other notable releases for June 17:
    Alanis Morissette — The Storm Before the Calm
    Carlos Simon & Marco Pave' — Requiem for the Enslaved
    Flasher — Love is Yours
    Foals — Life is Yours
    Hercules & Love Affair — In Amber
    Infinity Knives & Brian Ennals — King Cobra
    Logic — Vinyl Days
    Mt. Joy — Orange Blood
    Sound of Ceres — Emerald Sea

    • 28 min
    New Mix: S.G. Goodman, The A's, The Beths, Tamino, more

    New Mix: S.G. Goodman, The A's, The Beths, Tamino, more

    All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen shares new tracks from Belgian-Egyptian singer Tamino, Sylvan Esso's Amelia Meath and Daughter of Sword's Alexandra Sauser-Monnig together as The A's and more.

    Featured Tracks And Artists:
    1. The A's: "He Needs Me," from Fruit
    2. S.G. Goodman: "Dead Soldiers," from Teeth Marks
    3. The Beths: "Silence Is Golden," from Expert In A Dying Field
    4. Madison Cunningham: "Hospital," from Revealer
    5. Katie Bejsiuk: "Olive, Ny" from The Woman on the Moon
    6. Tamino: "The First Disciple," from Sahar

    • 33 min
    New Music Friday: The best releases out on June 10

    New Music Friday: The best releases out on June 10

    NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include Nature's World from the Chicago hip-hop duo Mother Nature, FKJ's VINCENT, a meditative album from Japanese composer Midori Takada and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. FKJ — VINCENT
    Featured Songs: "Let's Live," "Greener"
    2. ELUCID — I Told Bessie
    Featured Songs: "Ghoulie," "Smile Lines"
    3. Nick Mulvey — New Mythology
    Featured Songs: "Mecca," "Star Nation"
    4. Mother Nature & Renzell — Nature's World
    Featured Song: "Midnight Garden"
    5. Midori Takada — You Who are Leaving to Nirvana and Cutting Branches for a Temporary Shelter
    Featured Songs: "Kannon Daiji," "Cutting Branches for a Temporary Shelter (In the Morning)"

    Lightning Round:
    BTS — Proof
    Flora Purim — If You Will (physical release)
    Julius Rodriguez — Let Sound Tell All
    Shearwater — The Great Awakening

    Other notable releases for June 10:
    Bloomsday — Place to Land
    Carrie Underwood — Denim & Rhinestones
    Free the Robots — Kaduwa
    George Ezra — Gold Rush Kid
    Joyce Manor — 40 Oz. to Fresno
    Judah & The Lion — Revival
    Mapache — Roscoe's Dream
    Max Richter — The New Four Seasons
    Moonchild Sanelly — Phases
    Vance Joy — In Our Own Sweet Time
    Yann Tiersen — 11 5 18 25 18

    • 26 min

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Love the Christmas themed episodes

Been listening to the show for quite some time and always skip the monologue in between songs, but the Christmas episodes just blowed my mind.
Love every minute of the recent episodes and would love the show goes on in the same track.

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