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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.)

Latest Episodes

New Music Friday: Our Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 18

EIt's a packed release week, with new albums from Chairlift's Caroline Polachek, the rapper Gucci Mane, warped hip-hop from clipping., the electronic artist Floating Points and more. 1. Foals - 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2'2. Patrick Watson - 'Wave'3. Caroline Polachek - 'Pang'4. clipping. - 'There Existed an Addiction to Blood'5. Vagabon - 'Vagabon'6. Gucci Mane - 'Woptober II'7. Floating Points - 'Crush'8. Common Holly - 'When I Say to You Black Lightning'9. Hovvdy - 'Heavy Lifter'10. Walrus - 'Cool to Who'Other Notable Releases For Oct. 18: Anna Wise — As if it Were Forever; Battles — Juice B Crypts; Corridor — Junior; Jim James — The Order of Nature; Jimmy Eat World — Surviving; Mark Lanegan — Somebody's Knocking; Milk Carton Kids — The Only Ones (ep); The Muffs — No Holiday; Sufjan Stevens — The Decalogue; Tamino — Amir; Third Eye Blind — Screamer; White Reaper — You Deserve Love.

28 MIN10 h ago
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New Music Friday: Our Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 18

The 2010s: Social Media And The Birth Of Stan Culture

EOur series looking back at the past decade in music continues with a conversation about social media and how it's allowed (for better or worse) the rise of super fans, otherwise known as stans.NPR Music's Sidney Madden talks with reporter Joshua Bote from USA Today, along with NPR Music's Stephen Thompson and Ann Powers about the ways standom has empowered artists in positive ways while also fueling cancel culture.

18 MIN1 d ago
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The 2010s: Social Media And The Birth Of Stan Culture

The 2010s: 5 Ways Beyoncé Defined The Decade In Music

EIn the first of a series of conversations about the past decade in music, we examine some of the ways the singer, songwriter, producer and businesswoman helped steer the 2010s in new directions.

29 MIN3 d ago
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The 2010s: 5 Ways Beyoncé Defined The Decade In Music

Billie Eilish: 'All I Can Say Is, Be Patient'

EThe 17-year-old pop star talks NPR Music's Stephen Thompson about getting through her teenaged years, directing her own videos, experiencing art with synesthesia and more in this interview, recorded live on stage at Austin's ACL Music Festival.

17 MIN4 d ago
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Billie Eilish: 'All I Can Say Is, Be Patient'

New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums Out Oct. 11

Our shortlist of the best new albums out this week incudes Big Thief's Two Hands, rapper Lil' Kim's first new studio project in 14 years, a solo album from Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and more.FEATURED ALBUMS:1. Elbow - 'Giants of All Sizes'2. Big Thief - 'Two Hands'3. Kim Gordon - 'No Home Record'4. Lil' Kim - '9'5. Lightning Bolt - 'Sonic Citadel'6. Babymetal - 'Metal Galaxy'OTHER NOTABLE RELEASES FOR OCT. 11:Allah-Las — LAHS; Art Alexakis — Sun Songs; Cursive — Get Fixed; Emily King — Change of Scenery (EP); Ensemble Resonanz & Moses Sumnney — Dessner: Tenebre; Freddie Mercury — Never Boring (Box Set); Joseph Arthur — Come Back World; Mark Kozelek & Petra Hayden — Joey Always Smiled; Matt Pond & Chris Hansen — An Orchestrated Impulse; Son Little — Invisible (EP); Starcrawler — Devour You; Wale — Wow ...That's Crazy.

24 MIN1 w ago
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New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums Out Oct. 11

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy On Finding Joy In A Complicated World

In this guest DJ session from All Songs Considered, Tweedy talks about Wilco's new album, Ode to Joy, and the importance of appreciating life's smallest moments.

36 MIN1 w ago
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Wilco's Jeff Tweedy On Finding Joy In A Complicated World

New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On Oct. 4

EIt's a packed release week, with new albums from R&B singer Summer Walker, The Avett Brothers, Angel Olsen, Wilco, Danny Brown and more. Host Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Lyndsey McKenna, Rodney Carmichael, Sidney Madden and Stephen Thompson as they share their picks for the week's best new albums.FEATURED ALBUMS:1. The Avett Brothers - 'Closer Than Together'Featured songs: "Locked Up" and "Bleeding White"2. Angel Olsen - 'All Mirrors'Featured songs: "What It Is" and "New Love Cassette"3. Wilco - 'Ode to Joy'Featured song: "Citizens"4. Summer Walker - 'Over It'Featured songs: "Come Thru" and "Fun Girl"5. Dermot Kennedy - 'Without Fear'Featured song: "Lost"6. Danny Brown - 'unknowhatimsayin'Featured song: "Savage Nomad"7. San Fermin - 'The Cormorant I'Featured songs: "Saints" and "Hickman Creek"OTHER NOTABLE OCT. 04 RELEASES:City and Colour — A Pill for Loneliness; The Darkness — Easter is Canceled; DIIV — Deceiver; Gatecreeper — Deserted; Lightning Dust — Spectre; Lisa...

25 MIN2 w ago
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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On Oct. 4

Reasons To Be Cheerful: A Conversation With David Byrne

The Talking Head, author, cyclist and creative soul talks about "Reasons to be Cheerful," a story-based project to lift your spirits. He also talks about his "American Utopia" tour, now on Broadway.

20 MIN2 w ago
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Reasons To Be Cheerful: A Conversation With David Byrne

'Abbey Road' Remixed: A Conversation With Giles Martin

The son of the late Beatles producer George Martin reveals how he remixed the final album all four members of the band made together.

36 MIN2 w ago
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'Abbey Road' Remixed: A Conversation With Giles Martin

New Music Friday: Sept. 27

The best new albums out this week include Sturgill Simpson's scuzzy rock record Sound & Fury, reliably infectious pop from The New Pornographers, new Tegan & Sara, a lost John Coltrane album and more.1. The New Pornographers — In the Morse Code of Brake Lights2. Tegan & Sara — Hey, I'm Just Like You3. John Coltrane — Blue World4. Guillermo Klein and Los Guachos5. Sturgill Simpson — Sound & Fury6. Girl Band — The Talkies7. Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal and Jesse Paris Smith — Songs From the BardoOther Notable Releases For Sept. 27: Allesandro Cortini — Volume Massimo; The Beatles — Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Edition; The Comet is Coming — The Afterlife; Jon Pardi — Heartache Medication; Kefaya & Elaha Soroor — Songs of Our Mothers; Kevin Gates — I'm Him; Molly Brazy — Built to Last; Opeth — In Cauda Venenum; Ronin Arkestra — Sonkei.

33 MIN3 w ago
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New Music Friday: Sept. 27

Latest Episodes

New Music Friday: Our Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 18

EIt's a packed release week, with new albums from Chairlift's Caroline Polachek, the rapper Gucci Mane, warped hip-hop from clipping., the electronic artist Floating Points and more. 1. Foals - 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2'2. Patrick Watson - 'Wave'3. Caroline Polachek - 'Pang'4. clipping. - 'There Existed an Addiction to Blood'5. Vagabon - 'Vagabon'6. Gucci Mane - 'Woptober II'7. Floating Points - 'Crush'8. Common Holly - 'When I Say to You Black Lightning'9. Hovvdy - 'Heavy Lifter'10. Walrus - 'Cool to Who'Other Notable Releases For Oct. 18: Anna Wise — As if it Were Forever; Battles — Juice B Crypts; Corridor — Junior; Jim James — The Order of Nature; Jimmy Eat World — Surviving; Mark Lanegan — Somebody's Knocking; Milk Carton Kids — The Only Ones (ep); The Muffs — No Holiday; Sufjan Stevens — The Decalogue; Tamino — Amir; Third Eye Blind — Screamer; White Reaper — You Deserve Love.

28 MIN10 h ago
Comments
New Music Friday: Our Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 18

The 2010s: Social Media And The Birth Of Stan Culture

EOur series looking back at the past decade in music continues with a conversation about social media and how it's allowed (for better or worse) the rise of super fans, otherwise known as stans.NPR Music's Sidney Madden talks with reporter Joshua Bote from USA Today, along with NPR Music's Stephen Thompson and Ann Powers about the ways standom has empowered artists in positive ways while also fueling cancel culture.

18 MIN1 d ago
Comments
The 2010s: Social Media And The Birth Of Stan Culture

The 2010s: 5 Ways Beyoncé Defined The Decade In Music

EIn the first of a series of conversations about the past decade in music, we examine some of the ways the singer, songwriter, producer and businesswoman helped steer the 2010s in new directions.

29 MIN3 d ago
Comments
The 2010s: 5 Ways Beyoncé Defined The Decade In Music

Billie Eilish: 'All I Can Say Is, Be Patient'

EThe 17-year-old pop star talks NPR Music's Stephen Thompson about getting through her teenaged years, directing her own videos, experiencing art with synesthesia and more in this interview, recorded live on stage at Austin's ACL Music Festival.

17 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Billie Eilish: 'All I Can Say Is, Be Patient'

New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums Out Oct. 11

Our shortlist of the best new albums out this week incudes Big Thief's Two Hands, rapper Lil' Kim's first new studio project in 14 years, a solo album from Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and more.FEATURED ALBUMS:1. Elbow - 'Giants of All Sizes'2. Big Thief - 'Two Hands'3. Kim Gordon - 'No Home Record'4. Lil' Kim - '9'5. Lightning Bolt - 'Sonic Citadel'6. Babymetal - 'Metal Galaxy'OTHER NOTABLE RELEASES FOR OCT. 11:Allah-Las — LAHS; Art Alexakis — Sun Songs; Cursive — Get Fixed; Emily King — Change of Scenery (EP); Ensemble Resonanz & Moses Sumnney — Dessner: Tenebre; Freddie Mercury — Never Boring (Box Set); Joseph Arthur — Come Back World; Mark Kozelek & Petra Hayden — Joey Always Smiled; Matt Pond & Chris Hansen — An Orchestrated Impulse; Son Little — Invisible (EP); Starcrawler — Devour You; Wale — Wow ...That's Crazy.

24 MIN1 w ago
Comments
New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums Out Oct. 11

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy On Finding Joy In A Complicated World

In this guest DJ session from All Songs Considered, Tweedy talks about Wilco's new album, Ode to Joy, and the importance of appreciating life's smallest moments.

36 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy On Finding Joy In A Complicated World

New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On Oct. 4

EIt's a packed release week, with new albums from R&B singer Summer Walker, The Avett Brothers, Angel Olsen, Wilco, Danny Brown and more. Host Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Lyndsey McKenna, Rodney Carmichael, Sidney Madden and Stephen Thompson as they share their picks for the week's best new albums.FEATURED ALBUMS:1. The Avett Brothers - 'Closer Than Together'Featured songs: "Locked Up" and "Bleeding White"2. Angel Olsen - 'All Mirrors'Featured songs: "What It Is" and "New Love Cassette"3. Wilco - 'Ode to Joy'Featured song: "Citizens"4. Summer Walker - 'Over It'Featured songs: "Come Thru" and "Fun Girl"5. Dermot Kennedy - 'Without Fear'Featured song: "Lost"6. Danny Brown - 'unknowhatimsayin'Featured song: "Savage Nomad"7. San Fermin - 'The Cormorant I'Featured songs: "Saints" and "Hickman Creek"OTHER NOTABLE OCT. 04 RELEASES:City and Colour — A Pill for Loneliness; The Darkness — Easter is Canceled; DIIV — Deceiver; Gatecreeper — Deserted; Lightning Dust — Spectre; Lisa...

25 MIN2 w ago
Comments
New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On Oct. 4

Reasons To Be Cheerful: A Conversation With David Byrne

The Talking Head, author, cyclist and creative soul talks about "Reasons to be Cheerful," a story-based project to lift your spirits. He also talks about his "American Utopia" tour, now on Broadway.

20 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Reasons To Be Cheerful: A Conversation With David Byrne

'Abbey Road' Remixed: A Conversation With Giles Martin

The son of the late Beatles producer George Martin reveals how he remixed the final album all four members of the band made together.

36 MIN2 w ago
Comments
'Abbey Road' Remixed: A Conversation With Giles Martin

New Music Friday: Sept. 27

The best new albums out this week include Sturgill Simpson's scuzzy rock record Sound & Fury, reliably infectious pop from The New Pornographers, new Tegan & Sara, a lost John Coltrane album and more.1. The New Pornographers — In the Morse Code of Brake Lights2. Tegan & Sara — Hey, I'm Just Like You3. John Coltrane — Blue World4. Guillermo Klein and Los Guachos5. Sturgill Simpson — Sound & Fury6. Girl Band — The Talkies7. Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal and Jesse Paris Smith — Songs From the BardoOther Notable Releases For Sept. 27: Allesandro Cortini — Volume Massimo; The Beatles — Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Edition; The Comet is Coming — The Afterlife; Jon Pardi — Heartache Medication; Kefaya & Elaha Soroor — Songs of Our Mothers; Kevin Gates — I'm Him; Molly Brazy — Built to Last; Opeth — In Cauda Venenum; Ronin Arkestra — Sonkei.

33 MIN3 w ago
Comments
New Music Friday: Sept. 27