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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 6 Albums Out On June 11

    New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On June 11

    Sleater-Kinney's Path of Wellness, the thundering pop of Marina, Brooklyn rapper Skyzoo and the blood-slowing sounds of Dustin O'Halloran are among NPR Music's picks for the best music out on June 11.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Marina — Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land
    Featured Songs: "Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land" and "Goodbye"
    2. Skyzoo — All The Brilliant Things
    Featured Song: "St. James Liquors"
    3. Sleater-Kinney — Path of Wellness
    Featured Song: "Path of Wellness"
    4. Jesse Markin — Noir
    Featured Song: "This Is A Testament"
    5. Dustin O'Halloran — Silfur
    Featured Song: "Opus 17"
    6. Ches Smith & We All Break — Path of Seven Colors
    Featured Song: "Here's The Light"

    Other notable releases for June 11: Dean Blunt — Black Metal 2; Garbage — No Gods, No Monsters; Migos — Culture III; Mind Maintenance — S/T; Polo G — Hall of Fame.

    • 28 min
    New Mix: Jomoro With Sharon Van Etten, Naia Izumi, Laura Stevenson, More

    New Mix: Jomoro With Sharon Van Etten, Naia Izumi, Laura Stevenson, More

    All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, featuring former Tiny Desk contest winner Naia Izumi, West African art-folk group The Narcotix, Laura Stevenson and more.

    Featured Artists And Songs:
    1. Laura Stevenson: "State," from Laura Stevenson
    2. Jomoro: "Nest," from Blue Marble Sky
    3. The Narcotix: "Lilith," from Mommy Issues EP
    4. Gone to Color: ""The 606" (feat. Jessie Stein,) from Gone To Color
    5. Naia Izumi: "Voodoo," from A Residency in the Los Angeles Area
    6. Maddie Jay: "Spiral," from CMYK EP

    • 34 min
    New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On June 4

    New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On June 4

    Rostam's beautifully transfixing Changephobia, Japanese Breakfast's Jubilee and Liz Phair's first new album in more than a decade are among NPR Music's picks for the best albums out on June 4.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Rostam — Changephobia
    Featured Song: "Bio 18"
    2. Poté — A Tenuous Tale Of Her
    Featured Song: "Valley"
    3. The Avalanches — Since I Left You (20th Anniv. Ed.)
    Featured Songs: "Frontier Psyychiatrist" and "Two Hearts In 3/4 Time"
    4. Loraine James — Reflection
    Featured Song: "Simple Stuff"
    5. Japanese Breakfast — Jubilee
    Featured Song: "Savage Good Boy"
    6. Liz Phair — Soberish
    Featured Song: "Spanish Doors"
    7. Tristen — Aquatic Flowers
    Featured Song: "Complex"
    8. Juana Molina — Segundo
    Featured Song: "Martin Fierro"

    Other notable releases for June 4: August Fannon and Defcee — We Dressed The City With Our Names; Hailu Mergia and The Walias Band — Tezeta; Joy Oladokun — In Defense Of My Own Hapiness; Lil Baby and Lil Durk — The Voice Of The Heroes; Wolf Alice — Blue Weekend.

    • 34 min
    The Best Music Of May: NPR Staff Picks

    The Best Music Of May: NPR Staff Picks

    In May, we swooned to Olivia Rodrigo, marveled at Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen, went back to the '90s with The Zolas and bathed in the luxury of Sinéad Harnett's voice.

    • 36 min
    New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On May 28

    New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On May 28

    NPR Music picks the best new albums out this week, including new releases by DMX, Bachelor, Mustafa, Natalia Lafourcade and more.

    • 28 min
    New Mix: Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen, Mdou Moctar, Angélique Kidjo, More

    New Mix: Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen, Mdou Moctar, Angélique Kidjo, More

    This weeks All Songs Considered features a striking collaboration between Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen. I also share a conversation and music with Angélique Kidjo, psych-guitar from Mdou Moctar and more.
    1. Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen: "Like I Used To" (Single)
    2. Aerial East: "The Things We Build," from Try Harder
    3. Saint Sister: "Manchester Air," from Where I Should End
    4. Sunny Jain: "Where is Home," from Phoenix Rise
    5. Angélique Kidjo: "Africa, One Of A Kind (feat. Mr Eazi & Salif Keita)," from Mother Nature
    6. Mdou Moctar: "Afrique Victime," from Afrique Victime

    • 45 min

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