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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: March 5

    New Music Friday: March 5

    Our picks for the best new albums out on March 5 include an ambitious remix from Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats, the surreal hip-hop of Genesis Owusu, flickering dance pop from Jane Weaver and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Denzel Curry & Kenny Beats — Unlocked 1.5
    Featured Song: "Cosmic"
    2. Ian Sweet — Show Me How You Disappear
    Featured Song: "My Favorite Cloud"
    3. Adult Mom — Driver
    Featured Song: "Wisconsin"
    4. Hafez Modirzadeh — Facets
    Featured Song: "Facet 33 Tides"
    5. Genesis Owusu — Smiling With No Teeth
    Featured Songs: "Centrefold," "Drown," "Smiling With No Teeth," and "On The Move!"
    6. Jane Weaver — Flock
    Featured Song: "The Revolution of Super Visions"
    7. Elizabeth and the Catapult — Sincerely, e
    Featured Song: "Together Alone"

    Other notable releases for March 5: Arab Strap — As Days Get Dark; Fruit Bats — The Pet Parade; Jesswar — TROPIXX; Jimbo Mathus and Andrew Bird — These 13; Kings of Leon — When You See Yourself; Tigers Jaw — I Won't Care How You Remember Me.

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

    The Best Music Of February: NPR Staff Picks

    New albums by Aaron Lee Tasjan and Wild Pink had us yearning for live music, VanJess sang matters of the heart and Will Liverman devoted an entire album to Black composers.

    • 33 min
    New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Feb. 26

    New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Feb. 26

    NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out this week include Julian Baker's Little Oblivions, the warped pop of Jimmy Edgar, stirring protest songs from Chris Pierce, a debut from Sam Dew and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Julien Baker — Little Oblivions
    Featured Song: "Highlight Reel"
    2. Karima Walker — Waking The Dreaming Body
    Featured Song: "Window I"
    3. Chris Pierce — American Silence
    Featured Song: "Sound All The Bells"
    4. Don Cherry — Cherry Jam
    Featured Song: "You Took Advantage Of Me"
    5. Jimmy Edgar — Cheetah Bend
    Featured Song: "Cheetah"
    6. Sam Dew — Moonlit Fools
    Featured Song: "Rap Shit"
    7. Adrian Younge — The American Negro
    Featured Song: "James Mincey Jr."
    8. A Winged Victory For The Sullen — Invisible Cities
    Featured Songs: "The Merchant Of Seven Nations" and "The Celestial City"

    Other notable releases for Feb. 26: Blanck Mass — In Ferneaux; Cloud Nothings — The Shadow I Remember; Glitterer — Life Is Not A Lesson; Lucy Spraggan — Choices; Nick Hakim — Will This Make Me Good (Remixes)

    • 37 min
    New Mix: José González, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Matt Sweeney, Charlie Hickey, More

    New Mix: José González, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Matt Sweeney, Charlie Hickey, More

    All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite tracks of the week, including Charlie Hickey's collaboration with Phoebe Bridgers, José González's first song in Spanish and more.

    Featured Songs And Artists:
    1. Charile Hickey: "Ten Feet Tall," from Count The Stairs
    2. Francis of Delirium: "Let It All Go," from Wading
    3. Floatie: "Catch a Good Worm," from Voyage Out
    4. Matt Sweeney and Bonnie "Prince" Billy w/ Mdou Moctar: "Hall of Death," from Superwolves
    5. José González: "El Invento" (Single)
    6. Ethel Cain: "Michelle Pfeiffer," from Inbred
    7. Mint Julep: "Pulse," from In A Deep And Dreamless Sleep

    • 35 min
    New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Feb. 19

    New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Feb. 19

    NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out on Feb. 19 include the disco euphoria of SG Lewis, soaring, instrumental rock from Mogwai, the Somali supergroup 4 Mars, Tash Sultana and more.

    Featured Artists And Albums:
    1. SG Lewis — times
    Featured Song: "Back to Earth"
    2. Pauline Anna Strom: Angel Tears In Sunlight
    Featured Song: "Temple Gardens At Midnight"
    3. Mogwai — As The Love Continues
    Featured Song: "F*** Off Money"
    4. Tash Sultana — Terra Firma
    Featured Song: "Crop Circles"
    5. Lava La Rue — Butter-Fly
    Featured Song: "Magpie"
    6. 4 Mars — Super Somali Sounds From The Gulf Of Tadjoura
    Featured Song: "Dhulka Hooyo"
    7. Cassandra Jenkins — An Overview On Phenomenal Nature
    Featured Song: "Crosshairs"
    8. The Hold Steady — Open Door Policy
    Featured Song: "Unpleasant Breakfast"

    Other notable releases for Feb. 19: Animal Collective — Crestone; Another Michael — New Music And Big Pop; David Gray — Skellig; Hand Habits — Dirt; Indigo Sparke — Echo; Katy Kirby — Cool, Dry Place; Wild Pink — A Billion Little Lights.

    • 32 min
    New Mix: Tune-Yards, Tōth, Buzzy Lee, More

    New Mix: Tune-Yards, Tōth, Buzzy Lee, More

    All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares thrilling new music from Tune-Yards, Tōth's tale of playing the trumpet — and fainting — during a funeral, the stunning voice of a singer named mehro and more.

    Featured Songs:
    1. mehro: "Chance With You," from SKY ON FIRE
    2. Tōth: "Turnaround (Cocaine Song)," from You And Me And Everything
    3. Buzzy Lee: "Strange Town," from Spoiled Love
    4. Johanna Samuels: "Nature's Way," from Excelsior!
    5. Moontype: "About You," from Bodies of Water
    6. Tune-Yards: "hold yourself," from sketchy.

    • 35 min

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It’s time to pass the baton Bob Boilen.
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or whatever flavor of the month you are fixated on, like Tom Brady, it is time for you to go.

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