All Songs Considered
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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.)more
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New Music Friday: The best releases out on May 26
26 May 2023
The best albums out this week include Lil Durk's Almost Healed, reflections on surviving your 20s from Arlo Parks and Miya Folick, Gia Margaret's Romantic Piano, a new Kassa Overall project and more.Featured Albums:1. Lil Durk — Almost HealedFeatured Songs: "Same Side (feat. Rob49)," "Therapy Sessio...
Like poppa, like son: Rodney Carmichael
25 May 2023
On this episode of Louder Than A Riot, something a little different: It's part meditation, part conversation — between host Rodney Carmichael and writers Kiese Laymon and Jamilah Lemieux — about beats, rhymes and life. For Rodney, interrogating misogynoir in hip-hop means confronting some hard ques...
In conversation: Cellist Mabe Fratti on embracing imperfections and going to extremes
24 May 2023
Alt.Latino host Anamaria Sayre sits down with the experimental, Guatemalan cellist Mabe Fratti to discuss the admiration she's developed for imperfection, finding a musical community in Mexico City and how religion sparked a personal rebellion. Audio for this episode of 'Alt.Latino' was edited and m...
New Mix: Tiny Desk Contest winner Little Moon, ANOHNI, yeule and more
23 May 2023
All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen and NPR Music editor Hazel Cills share their favorite new tracks of the week and highlight this year's new Tiny Desk Contest winner, the Springville, Utah, band Little Moon.Featured Artists And Songs:1. Little Moon: "Wonder Eye" (Single)2. yeule: "sulky baby" (Singl...
New Music Friday: The best releases out on May 19
19 May 2023
A joint project from the rapper Aminé and producer KAYTRANADA tops our list of the best albums out this week, along with new ones from Paul Simon, Kesha, Sufjan Stevens and more.Featured Albums:1. Aminé & Kaytranada — KAYTRAMINÉFeatured Songs: "Who He Iz," "Westside," "Ugh Ugh," "K&A"2. Kesh...
Rico Nasty, the 'strong Black woman' trope and how you get your power back
18 May 2023
Rico Nasty's music creates a haven for heavy emotions. And in a world that paints Black girls showing any emotion as too much, having a place to release anger and anxiety is essential. But when Rico joined the 2021 Playboi Carti tour, his fans harassed her repeatedly and that safety was stripped awa...
In conversation: Karol G on her life as a 'happy heartbreak girl'
17 May 2023
While coming up with the concept for her new album Mañana Será Bonito, Colombian superstar Karol G had an epiphany that would change her life: what if she was just more herself? Alt.Latino host Anamaria Sayre sits down with global phenom Karol G to chat about the singer's latest evolution.Audio for ...
New Mix: Fred again.. and Brian Eno, Youth Lagoon, dodie, more
16 May 2023
All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, including a collaboration between Fred again.. and Brian Eno, the return of Youth Lagoon, the dub ensemble African Head Charge and more.Featured Songs And Artists:1. Youth Lagoon: "The Sling," from Heaven Is a Junkyard2. T...
New Music Friday: The best releases out on May 12
12 May 2023
NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include debuts from singer Madison McFerrin, the U.K. electronic duo Overmono, deep grooves from Rahill, Céline Dion, Belinda Carlisle and more.Featured Albums:1. Overmono — Good LiesFeatured Songs: "Good Lies," "Is U," "Skulled"2. Madison McFerrin...