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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: Taylor Swift's 'Tortured Poets' and the best albums out April 19

    New Music Friday: Taylor Swift's 'Tortured Poets' and the best albums out April 19

    NPR Music's Ann Powers and Hazel Cills dig into Taylor Swift's 'The Tortured Poets Department,' which hit streaming services last night, and share a handful of other new albums out Friday, April 19.

    Featured Albums:• Taylor Swift, 'The Tortured Poets Department'• Bbymutha, 'Sleep Paralysis'• claire rousay, 'sentiment'• Pearl Jam, 'Dark Matter'

    Other notable albums out April 19:• Stephanie Lambring, 'Hypocrite'• Cadence Weapon, 'ROLLERCOASTER'• Tei Shi, 'Valerie'• Ekko Astral, 'pink balloons'• Bill Frisell, 'Orchestras'• BIG|BRAVE, 'A Chaos of Flowers'• Blue Lab Beats, 'Blue Eclipse'• Chanel Beads, 'Your Day Will Come'• Local Natives, 'But I'll Wait For You'• Gangrene (The Alchemist & Oh No), 'Heads I Win, Tails You Lose'• Brian Eno, 'Eno'• Cloud Nothings, 'Final Summer'• Melvins, 'Tarantula Heart'• Mozzy, 'CHILDREN OF THE SLUMS'• Lucy Rose, 'This Ain't The Way You Go Out'• Pillow Queens, 'Name Your Sorrow'• A Certain Ratio, 'It All Comes Down To This'• Cavalier, 'Different Type Time'• Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds, 'That Delicious Vice'• T Bone Burnett, 'The Other Side'

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    Alt.Latino's New Music Roundup: Young Miko, The Mavericks and more

    Alt.Latino's New Music Roundup: Young Miko, The Mavericks and more

    Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras round up their favorite new music, from Puerto Rican rapper Young Miko's boundary-pushing new music, to Alejandro Escovedo's genre-bending rock and Angelica Garcia's electro-cumbia.

    Songs featured in this episode:• Young Miko, "Tamagotchi"• The Mavericks, "Moon & Stars (with Sierra Ferrell)"• Angelica Garcia, "Juanita"• Alejandro Escovedo, "Castañuelas"• Nella, Yendry, "Veinte Años"• Sheila E., "Bemba Colorá (ft. Gloria Estefan and Mimy Succar)"

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    • 40 min
    The Contenders, Vol. 7: The songs we can't stop playing this week

    The Contenders, Vol. 7: The songs we can't stop playing this week

    This week's update to our list of the year's best songs includes thunderous shoegaze from Wisp, a classic Cuban piano piece from Dánae Olano, a deeply moving story from Pedro The Lion and more.

    Featured artists and songs:1. Pedro The Lion: "Modesto," from 'Santa Cruz'2. Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti & Frank Rosaly: "Destejer," from 'Mestizx'3. Sheila E.: "Bemba Colorá (feat. Gloria Estefan)," from 'Bailar'4. Lizzy McAlpine: "I Guess," from 'Older'5. Dánae Olano: "Danzón para la abuela" from 'Children's Corner'6. Wisp: "Pandora" from 'Pandora' EP

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    • 47 min
    New Music Friday: The best albums out April 12

    New Music Friday: The best albums out April 12

    NPR Music's Sheldon Pearce and WRTI's Nate Chinen take you through the biggest new releases of the week, including Maggie Rogers, Shabaka Hutchings and more.

    Featured albums:- Shabaka, 'Perceive Its Beauty, Acknowledge Its Grace'- Maggie Rogers, 'Don't Forget Me'- Lizz Wright, 'Shadow'- Leyla McCalla, 'Sun Without the Heat'

    Other notable albums out April 5:- METZ, 'Up On Gravity Hill'- Caroline Davis & Wendy Eisenberg, 'Accept When'- girl in red, 'I'M DOING IT AGAIN BABY!'- Future & Metro Boomin, 'We Still Don't Trust You'- Nia Archives, 'Silence is Loud'- V/A, 'My Black Country - The Songs of Alice Randall'- Still House Plants, 'If I don​'​t make it, I love u'- Clarissa Connelly, 'World of Work'- Meshell Ndegeocello, 'Red Hot and Ra: The Magic City'- Bad Bad Hats, 'Bad Bad Hats'- Dave Douglas, 'GIFTS'- BODEGA, 'Our Brand Could Be Yr Life'- English Teacher, 'This Could Be Texas'- James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg, 'All Gist'- Mark Knopfler, 'One Deep River'- The Ophelias, 'Ribbon' EP- Tusks, 'Gold'- Raphael Schön, 'Heart Times'- Sunburned Hand of the Man, 'Nimbus'- Rejoicer, 'This Is Reasonable'- Aaron Lee Tasjan, 'Stellar Evolution'- Dolo Percussion, 'DOLO 6'- Baby Blue, 'Of My Window'- The Reds, Pinks & Purples, 'Unwishing Well'- Water Damage, 'In E'- Will Hoge, 'Tenderhearted Boys'- Jess Ribeiro, 'Summer of Love'- Sunbeam Sound Machine, 'Soft Signal' EP

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    • 46 min
    Songs to make you laugh, with 'Weird Al' Yankovic

    Songs to make you laugh, with 'Weird Al' Yankovic

    "Weird Al" Yankovic helps curate a mix of some of the funniest songs of all time, from classics like Tom Lehrer's "The Elements," to more fringe discoveries from The Hazzards, Tonio K. and more.

    Featured artists and songs:1. Tonio K: "H-A-T-R-E-D"2. Robbie Fulks: "Fountains of Wayne Hotline"3. Tenacious D: "Tribute"4. Spike Jones: "Der Fuehrer's Face"5. Bill Oddie: "BLIMPHT"6. The Hazzards: "Just A Temp"7. Garfunkel and Oates: "Google"8. Tom Lehrer: "The Elements"9. Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Erika Henningsen, Ashley Park & Busy Philipps: "Famous 5eva"10. Flight of the Conchords: "Hiphopopotamus Vs. Rhymenocerous (featuring Rhymenocerous And The Hiphopapoatumus)"11. Shel Silverstein: "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take The Garbage Out"12. Weird Al: "One More Minute"13. Weird Al: "The Saga Continues"14. Bad Lip Reading: "Seagulls! (Stop It Now)"15. Fun With Animals: "Goin' To Pasadena"16. Spinal Tap: "Big Bottom"17. The Lonely Island: "Lazy Sunday"

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    • 54 min
    New Music Friday: The best albums out April 5

    New Music Friday: The best albums out April 5

    It's a big week for fans of early aughts rock bands, with new releases from The Black Keys and Vampire Weekend hitting streaming services. Kick back with NPR Music's Stephen Thompson and World Cafe host Raina Douris as they run through the new albums you need to know about.

    Featured albums:1. The Black Keys, 'Ohio Players'2. Vampire Weekend, 'Only God Was Above Us'3. Katie Pruitt, 'Mantras'4. Khruangbin, 'A La Sala'

    Other notable releases for April 5, 2024:• Phosphorescent, 'Revelator'• Grace Cummings, 'Ramona'• Young Miko, 'att.'• Adam Wiltzie, 'Eleven Fugues For Sodium Pentothal'• Fabiana Palladino, s/t• Vegyn, 'The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions'• Benson Boone, 'Fireworks and Rollerblades'• Jane Weaver, 'Love in Constant Spectacle'• José James, '1978'• Lizzy McAlpine, 'Older'• Melissa Aldana, 'Echoes of the Inner Prophet'• Mount Kimbie, 'The Sunset Violent'• Pernice Brothers, 'Who Will You Believe'• Sheila E., 'Bailar'• Sinkane, 'We Belong'• TisaKorean, 'MUMU 8818'

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    • 40 min

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4.3 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

r111 ,

What happened?!

The show radically changed after winding down 2023. Unrecognizable now. It seems like squarely targeting urban rap. Maybe that’s what they think is needed to survive and bring in new listeners. But, why not start a new pod instead of scuttling a reliable source for discovering all types of new music?

UPDATE 2024-03: The pod seems to have moved back to a format that increases its appeal for me. Maybe it is Robin getting his footing and/or giving more guidance from the brilliant Ann Powers. If you almost stopped listening (like me) give it another shot.

Ritterev ,

Best weekly music podcast

This is my favorite podcast; I look forward to it every week. Each week the hosts highlight some of their favorite new albums and talk through the contours and contexts of each album. I appreciate that the hosts limit their critiques/are not providing “reviews” of the albums. They mainly focus the discussion on what they found interesting or especially compelling about the releases. They cover a wide range of genres (rap, jazz, classical, R

sarahc12814 ,

We don’t listen to hear your commentary

Ann powers is getting to be too much. The commentary is not only overpowering the music but half the time such a stupid comment just to hear herself speak. I don’t wanna listen to new comments by Ann Powers I wanna listen to new music

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