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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: The best albums out March 1

    New Music Friday: The best albums out March 1

    Ann Powers and Sheldon Pearce discuss Faye Webster's Underdressed at the Symphony and a handful of the week's other brand new albums on which a musician's personality seems to be embodied by their voice — even when the music is completely instrumental.

    Featured albums:1. Faye Webster, Underdressed at the Symphony2. ScHoolboy Q, Blue Lips3. Julian Lage, Speak To Me4. Sheer Mag, Playing Favorites

    Other notable releases for March 1:Paula Cole, LoJacob Collier, Djesse Vol. 4Everything Everything, MountainheadNils Frahm, DayHannah Frances, Keeper of the ShepherdBen Frost, Scope NeglectLiam Gallagher & John Squire, Liam Gallagher & John SquireAlbert Hammond, Body of WorkJahari Massamba Unit, Karriem Riggins & Madlib, YHWH is LOVEKaiser Chiefs, Kaiser Chiefs' Easy Eighth AlbumLang Lang, Saint-SaënsMannequin Pussy, I Got HeavenMinistry, HOPIUMFORTHEMASSESPissed Jeans, Half DivorcedThat Mexican OT, Texas TechnicianUranium Club, Infants Under the BulbYard Act, Where's My Utopia?De La Soul, 3 Feet High and Rising (35th Anniversary Edition)Linda Smith, Nothing Else Matters and So I Liked Spring (reissues)

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    Beck's 'Loser' at 30 and the golden age of slacker rock

    Beck's 'Loser' at 30 and the golden age of slacker rock

    Nothing on mainstream radio sounded like Beck's "Loser" when it dropped in 1994. Thirty years later, we explain why, look at its impact on the rise of slacker rock and how we still hear it today.

    With KEXP's Cheryl Waters, NPR's Stephen Thompson and host Robin Hilton.

    Beck tracks featured in this episode:From 'Mellow Gold':"Loser""Truck Driving Neighbor Downstairs (Yellow Sweat)" "Beercan""Black Hole" From 'Stereopathetic Soulmanure':"Satan Gave Me A Taco" "Rowboat" From 'One Foot in the Grave':"One Foot in the Grave"Also featured:Basehead: "Brand New Day" from 'Play with Toys'Ween: "Push Th' Little Daisies" from 'Pure Guava' King Missile: "Detachable Penis" from 'Happy Hour'Pussy Galore: "Brick" from 'Sugars*** Sharp'The Lemonheads: "Half The Time" from 'Lovey'Guided By Voices: "#2 in the Model Home Series" from 'Vampire on Titus'Sebadoh: "Soul and Fire" from 'Bubble & Scrape'Pavement: "Cut Your Hair" from 'Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain'Alex G: "Runner" from 'God Save the Animals'Courtney Barnett: "History Eraser" from 'The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas'Frankie Cosmos: "Apathy" from 'Vessel'Beck: "F**** With My Head (Mountain Dew Rock)" from 'Mellow Gold'

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    • 59 min
    New Music Friday: The best albums out Feb. 23

    New Music Friday: The best albums out Feb. 23

    Ann Powers and Daoud Tyler-Ameen discuss Hurray for the Riff Raff's career-defining new album The Past Is Still Alive, along with a trio of other thrilling new releases that reveal the distinct strengths of the musicians behind them.

    Featured albums:1. Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Past Is Still Alive2. Erika de Casier, Still (released Wednesday, Feb. 21)3. Real Estate, Daniel4. Mary Timony, Untame The Tiger

    Other notable releases out Feb. 23:• Daymé Arocena, Alkemi• glaive, a bit of a mad one• Glitterer, Rationale• Emahoy Tsege Mariam Gebru, Souvenirs• Corb Lund, El Viejo• Mama Zu, Quilt Floor• MGMT, Loss of Life• Laetitia Sadier, Rooting for Love• Nadine Shah, Filthy Underneath• Rafael Toral, Spectral Evolution• TWICE, With YOU-th

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    • 51 min
    Alt.Latino's best new music round-up: Residente, La Yegros and El Cuarteto de Nos

    Alt.Latino's best new music round-up: Residente, La Yegros and El Cuarteto de Nos

    Felix Contreras and Anamaria Sayre round up their favorite new music, including Southern Cone rock and cumbia, atmospheric vocals from the U.S. and even some delicate yet emotionally powerful music from the Catalan region of Spain.

    Featured songs:El Cuarteto de Nos: "Chivo Expiatorio (En Vivo)"Helado Negro: "Best For You and Me"La Yegros: "Bodas de Plumas"Lau Noah: "If a tree falls in love with a river"Daymé Arocena: "A Fuego Lento" (feat. Vicente García)Residente: "Ron En El Piso"

    Audio for this episode of Alt.Latino was edited and mixed by Joaquin Cotler. Hazel Cills is the podcast editor and digital editor for Alt.Latino and our project manager is Grace Chung. NPR Music's executive producer is Suraya Mohamed. Our VP of Music and Visuals is Keith Jenkins.

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    Chilling out with the songs we can't stop listening to this week

    Chilling out with the songs we can't stop listening to this week

    Host Robin Hilton hangs with composer and artist Julia Holter and NPR's Lars Gotrich to gab about their favorite new music, including the calming sounds of Helado Negro, Daisy Rickman and more.

    Featured artists and songs:1. Jessica Pratt: "Life Is" from 'Here In The Pitch'2. Deerlady: "Masterpieces" from 'Greatest Hits'3. Helado Negro: "Colores Del Mar" from 'Phasor'4. Julia Holter: "Spinning" from 'Something in the Room She Moves'5. Daisy Rickman: "Signpost to the Stars" from 'Howl'6. Frances Chang: "Spiral in Houston" from 'Psychedelic Anxiety'7. Jessika Kenney & Eyvind Kang: "Ocean" from 'Azure'

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    • 51 min
    New Music Friday: 5 albums out Feb. 16, plus 'Rhapsody in Blue' still thrills at 100

    New Music Friday: 5 albums out Feb. 16, plus 'Rhapsody in Blue' still thrills at 100

    NPR Music's Felix Contreras and WRTI's Nate Chinen run down new albums by Gaby Mareno, Les Amazones d'Afrique and more. Then, Nate Chinen is joined by NPR Music's Tom Huizenga to discuss the legacy and controversy around George Gershwin's masterpiece, "Rhapsody in Blue," which celebrated its centennial this week.

    Featured albums out Feb. 16:• Gaby Moreno, 'Dusk'• Mike McGinnis +9, 'Outing: Road Trip II'• Mike LeDonne and the Groover Quartet, 'Wonderful!'• Nathalie Joachim, 'Ki moun ou ye'• Les Amazones d'Afrique, 'Musow Danse'

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2.9K Ratings

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Adds a much needed dose of new music to my ears! Thanks Robin and team - look forward to this every week! The new format is awesome - loved the Jan 16 episode with Xavi and Club del Rio!

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Go back to the old format

I really liked it much more the old way. The long discussions get stale fast. Particularly when you know you’re not gonna like the record anyway.

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New Music Episodes Too Long

The Friday new music episodes are now too long with too much talking and not enough music. Please return to the old format and provide separate episodes if you want to have longer discussions on a topic.

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