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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: The Top 8 Albums Out On Sept. 17

    New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Sept. 17

    The debut album from singer and rapper Lil Nas X tops our list of the week's best releases, along with the 25th anniversary of Buena Vista Social Club, new ones from José González, Carly Pearce and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Lil Nas X — Montero
    Featured Song: "Dead Right Now"
    2. Carly Pearce — 29: Written In Stone
    Featured Song: "Diamondback"
    3. Charley Crockett — Music City USA
    Featured Song: "Honest Fight"
    4. Adia Victoria — A Southern Gothic
    Featured Song: "Troubled Mind"
    5. Buena Vista Social Club — Buena Vista Social Club
    Featured Songs: "Chan Chan" and "El Diablo Suelto"
    6. José González — Local Valley
    Featured Song: "Visions"
    7. Sheila Jordan — Comes Love: Lost Session 1960
    Featured Song: "Ballad of the Sad Young Men"
    8. Moor Mother — Black Encyclopedia of the Air
    Featured Song: "Vera Hall"

    Other notable releases for Sept. 17: Bob Dylan — Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 16; Cory Henry — Best of Me; James Vincent McMorrow — Grapefruit Season; Lindsey Buckingham — Lindsey Buckingham; Melissa Ethridge — One Way Out.

    • 37 min
    New Mix: Tiny Desk Contest Winner Neffy, Snail Mail, My Morning Jacket, More

    New Mix: Tiny Desk Contest Winner Neffy, Snail Mail, My Morning Jacket, More

    All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite tracks of the week, including the Tiny Desk Contest-winning song from the singer, Neffy, new ones from Snail Mail, My Morning Jacket and more.

    Featured Songs And Artists:
    1. Neffy: "Wait Up" (Single)
    2. Aisha Badru: "Rebirth," from The Way Back Home EP
    3. Lily Konigsberg: "Sweat Forever," from Lily We Need To Talk Now
    4. Sloppy Jane: "Party Anthem," from Madison
    5. My Morning Jacket: "Love Love Love," from My Morning Jacket
    6. Snail Mail: "Valentine," from Valentine

    • 29 min
    New Music Friday: The Top 11 Albums Out On Sept. 10

    New Music Friday: The Top 11 Albums Out On Sept. 10

    It's a packed release day, with new albums from the prince of reggaeton J Balvin, Kendrick Lamar collaborator and rising rapper Baby Keem, Kacey Musgraves, Andrew W.K. and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Common — A Beautiful Revolution Pt 2
    Featured Song: "A Beautiful Chicago Kid"
    2. Kacey Musgraves — Star-Crossed
    Featured Songs: "Cherry Blossom" and "Gracias A La Vida"
    3. J Balvin — JOSE
    Featured Song: "La Familia"
    4. Yebba — Dawn
    Featured Song: "Boomerang"
    5. Andrew W.K. — God Is Partying
    Featured Songs: "Babalon" and "Goddess Partying"
    6. AZ — Doe or Die II
    Featured Song: "Check Me Out"
    7. Park Hye Jin — Before I Die
    Featured Song: "Me Trust Me"
    8. Low — Hey What
    Featured Song: "White Horses"
    9. Deb Never — Where Have All The Flowers Gone
    Featured Song: "Stupid"
    10. Bomba Estéreo — Deja
    Featured Song: "Agua"
    11. Baby Keem — The Melodic Blue
    Featured Song: "Range Brothers"

    Other notable releases for Sept. 10: Heartless Bastards — A Beautiful Life; Matthew E. White — K Bay; Sleigh Bells — Texis; We Were Promised Jetpacks — Enjoy The View.

    • 38 min
    New Mix: Andy Shauf, 79rs Gang, Opium Moon, More

    New Mix: Andy Shauf, 79rs Gang, Opium Moon, More

    All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tunes of the week, including a profoundly moving reflection on Hurricane Katrina, a new story-song from Andy Shauf and more.

    Featured Songs And Artists:
    1. 79rs Gang: "Stop The Water" (Single)
    2. Andrea von Kampen: "Water Flowing Downward," from That Spell
    3. Opium Moon: "Night," from Night + Day
    4. Claire Cronin: "Bloodless," from Bloodless
    5. Andy Shauf: "Spanish On The Beach" (Single)
    6. Marc Farre: "Prayer Flags," (Single)

    • 35 min
    New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On Sept. 3

    New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On Sept. 3

    Our picks for the best new albums out this week come from the British rapper LIttle Simz, jazz pianist Kirk Lightsey, rising reggaeton singer Jhay Cortez, metal veterans Iron Maiden and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Little Simz — Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
    Featured Songs: "Introvert" and "The Rapper That Came To Tea"
    2. Jhay Cortez — Timelezz
    Featured Song: "Los Bandoleros"
    3. Kirk Lightsey — I Will Never Stop Loving You
    Featured Song: "I Will Never Stop Loving You"
    4. Iron Maiden — Senjutsu
    Featured Song: "Days Of Future Past"
    5. Lady Blackbird — Black Acid Soul
    Featured Songs: "Five Feet Tall" and "Blackbird"
    6. Baby Queen — The Yearbook
    Featured Song: "Raw Thoughts"
    7. L'Orange — The World Is Still Chaos, But I Feel Better
    Featured Song: "Talk To Friendly Walls"

    Other notable releases for Sept. 3: Damu The Fudgemunk — Conversation Peace; Imagine Dragons — Mercury, Act I; Lady Gaga — Dawn Of Chromatica (remix album)

    • 30 min
    The Best Music Of August: NPR Staff Picks

    The Best Music Of August: NPR Staff Picks

    Every month, we ask the NPR Music staff: What's the one song you couldn't escape? What's the one album to which you'll return all year?

    • 28 min

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