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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 Mix: Margo Price, The Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Hand Habits, More

    New Mix: Margo Price, The Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Hand Habits, More

    All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tunes and discoveries of the week, including a powerful song on addiction from Margo Price, a stirring violin concerto, and more surprises.

    1. Hand Habits: "4th of July," from dirt - EP
    2. Miss Grit: "Impostor," from Impostor - EP
    3. Margo Price: "Hey Child," from That's How Rumors Get Started
    4. Anna Fox Rochinski: "Cherry," from Cherry
    5. Anna B Savage: "Baby Grand," from A Common Turn
    6. Iceland Symphony Orchestra: "Violin Concerto by Daníel Bjarnason," from Occurrence

    • 43 min
    New Music Friday: Jan. 22

    New Music Friday: Jan. 22

    NPR Music's shortlist of the best albums out on Jan. 22 includes the country hip-hop of Willie Jones, electronic artist Yu Su, Atlanta rapper BRS Kash, Rhye and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Th1rt3en — A Magnificent Day For An Exorcism
    Featured Song: "The Magician"
    2. Yu Su — Yellow River Blue
    Featured Song: "Klein"
    3. BRS Kash — Kash Only
    Featured Song: "Do It"
    4. Remy Banks — The Phantom Of Paradise
    Featured Song: "Tomorrow"
    5. Rhye — Home
    Featured Song: "Black Rain"
    6. Typhoon — Sympathetic Magic
    Featured Song: "Empire Builder"
    7. Palberta — Palberta 5000
    Featured Song: "Fragile Place"
    8. Willie Jones — Right Now
    Featured Song: "American Dream"

    Other notable releases for Jan. 22: Alina Kalancea — Impedance; Bicep — Isles; CARM — CARM; Elio — Can You Hear Me Now; Elori Saxl — The Blue of Distance; Erik the Architect — Future Proof; Groupie — Ephemeral; James Yorkston and the Second Hand Orchestra — The Wide River; Jeremiah Fraites — Piano Piano; Lande Hekt — Going to Hell; Logic1000 — You've Got The Whole Night To Go; Thee Conductor — Spirit of a Ghost; Widowspeak — Honeychurch.

    • 34 min
    New Mix: Steady Holiday, Nora Brown, Bernice And More Discoveries

    New Mix: Steady Holiday, Nora Brown, Bernice And More Discoveries

    All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new musical discoveries, with messages of love, understanding and acceptance.

    1. Bernice: "It's Me, Robin" from Eau de Bonjourno
    2. Nana Yamato: "Do You Wanna" from Before Sunrise
    3. Darkside: "Liberty Bell" from Spiral
    4. Nora Brown: "East Virginia" from Cinnamon Tree
    5. Steady Holiday: "Love Me When I Go To Sleep" from Take The Corners Gently
    6. Steven Wilson: "King Ghost" from The Future Bites

    • 32 min
    New Music Friday: Jan. 15

    New Music Friday: Jan. 15

    NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include the latest solo release from Zayn, the "bratty feminist" pop of Ashnikko, the Israeli jazz quartet Apifera and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Ashnikko — Demidevil
    Featured Song: "Toxic"
    2. Zayn — Nobody's Listening
    Featured Song: "Outside"
    3. Sexual Harrassment — I Need A Freak
    Featured Song: "I Need A Freak"
    4. Kate Davis — Strange Boy
    Featured Song: "I'll Do Anything But Break Dance For Ya, Darling"
    5. Pom Poko — Cheater
    Featured Song: "Like A Lady"
    6. Apifera — Overstand
    Featured Song: "Overstand"
    7. Midnight Sister — Painting the Roses
    Featured Song: "Dearly Departed"
    8. Pearl Charles — Magic Mirror
    Featured Song: "Take Your Time"

    Other notable releases for Jan. 15: Azure Ray — Azure Ray; Beach Bunny — Blame Game; Buck Meek — Two Saviors; Danielle Durack — No Place; Frank Iero and the Future Violents — Heaven is a Place, This is a Place; Jody Lo — I Will Not Break the Scale; Matthew Sweet — Catspaw; Samia — The Baby Reimagined; Shame — Drunk Tank Pink; You Me At Six — Suckapunch.

    • 35 min
    New Mix: Courtney Barnett And Vagabon, Shame, Buke And Gase, More

    New Mix: Courtney Barnett And Vagabon, Shame, Buke And Gase, More

    All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares surprising collaborations between Vagabon and Courtney Barnett, Buke and Gase with So Percussion and more great discoveries.

    Featured Artists And Songs:
    1. Vagabon Feat. Courtney Barnett: "Reason to Believe"
    2. Gia Margaret: "Solid Heart"
    3. Shame: "Nigel Hitter" from Drunk Tank Pink
    4. Buke and Gase / So Percussion: "Hold It In" from A Record Of...
    5. awakebutstillinbed: "beauty" from stay who you are
    6. Another Sky: "It Keeps Coming" from Music For Winter Vol. 1

    • 34 min
    Viking's Choice 2020: The Year In Loud, Weird And Wonderful

    Viking's Choice 2020: The Year In Loud, Weird And Wonderful

    Spanish punk, metal-sampling rap, Kenyan grindcore, Russian synth pop — this is how NPR Music's resident Viking coped, raged and soothed himself in 2020.

    • 47 min

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