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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

NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of July

The musical tastes of the NPR Music crew are a delightful jumble. We pick our favorite music from July 2020, featuring Madeline Kenney, Nubya Garcia and Taylor Swift.

56 MIN2 d ago
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NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of July

New Music Friday: July 31

ENPR Music's picks for the week's best new releases include Brandy's first new album in eight years, a stunning debut from rapper and singer Dominic Fike, retro-country from Charley Crockett and more.Featured Albums:1. Brandy — B7Featured Song: "Say Something"2. Alanis Morissette — Such Pretty Forks in the RoadFeatured Song: "Smiling"3. Charley Crockett — Welcome to Hard TimesFeatured Song: "Welcome to Hard Times"4. Dominic Fike — What Could Possibly Go WrongFeatured Song: "Joe Blazey"5. Max Richter — VoicesFeatured Songs: "Murmuration," "All Human Beings" and "Mercy"6. Land of Talk — Indistinct ConversationsFeatured Songs: "Look to You (Intro)" and "Look to You"7. Mirah — You Think It's Like This, But Really It's Like This (20 Year Anniversary)Featured Songs: "100 Knives" and "Of Pressure" performed by Mount Eerie8. Thanya Iyer — KindFeatured Song: "My Mind Keeps Running"9. Charles Tolliver — ConnectFeatured Song: "Blue Soul"Other notable releases for July 31: Fontaines D.C...

38 MIN6 d ago
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New Music Friday: July 31

New Mix: Angel Olsen, Shirley Collins, More

This week's All Songs Considered features Angel Olsen's first album made without a backing band in eight years, 85-year old British folk legend Shirley Collins and a bunch of wonderful new discoveries.1. Angel Olsen: "Whole New Mess" from Whole New Mess2. Chrissy Stewart: "House of Christina" from House of Christina3. Le Ren: "The Day I Lose My Mind" from Morning & Melancholia4. Saadi: "Pearl" from Saadi5. Shirley Collins: "Barbara Allen" from Heart's Ease6. Cinder Well: "Our Lady's" from No Summer

34 MIN1 w ago
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New Mix: Angel Olsen, Shirley Collins, More

New Music Friday: July 24

ETaylor Swift's surprise new album, Folklore tops our list of the week's best releases, along with new ones from Lupe Fiasco, a 50th anniversary edition of Roberta Flack's debut album and more.Featured Albums:1. Taylor Swift — FolkloreFeatured Song: "Seven"2. Lupe Fiasco and Kaelin Ellis — HouseFeatured Song: "Shoes"3. Lord Finesse — Motown State of MindFeatured Song: "I Wanna Be Where You Are"4. Roberta Flack — First Take (50th Anniversary Edition)Featured Song: "Trade Winds"5. Sparkle Division — To Feel EmbracedFeatured Song: "You Go Girl!"6. Jaguar Sun — This Empty TownFeatured Song: "Red"7. Jess Cornelius — DistanceFeatured Song: "Banging My Head"8. Courtney Marie Andrews — Old FlowersFeatured Song: "Together or Alone"9. Kamaal Williams — Wu Hen Featured Song: "Mr. Wu"10. Maria Schneider — Data LordsFeatured Songs: "Data Lords" and "Bluebird"Other notable releases for July 24: Katie Dey — Mydata; Liza Anne — Bad Vacation; Logic — No Pressure; Lori McKenna — The Ball...

38 MIN1 w ago
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New Music Friday: July 24

New Mix: Sylvan Esso, The Psychedelic Furs, TRISHES, More

On this edition of All Songs Considered, Sylvan Esso share and talk about their new song "Ferris Wheel," plus the first new album from The Psychedelic Furs in 29 years and more.1. TRISHES: "Gaslight"2. The Psychedelic Furs: "Come All Ye Faithful" from Made Of Rain3. Gordon Koang: "South Sudan" from Unity4. Madeline Kenney: "Picture Of You" from Sucker's Lunch5. Sylvan Esso: "Ferris Wheel" from Free Love6. Barker: "Paradise Engineering" from Utility

42 MIN2 w ago
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New Mix: Sylvan Esso, The Psychedelic Furs, TRISHES, More

New Music Friday: July 17

EThe week's best new albums include old-school hip-hop from Blu & Exile, a transformative record from singer Lianne La Havas, the existential rock of Protomartyr, pop singer Ellie Goulding and more.Featured Albums:1. The Chicks — GaslighterFeatured Song: "Sleep at Night"2. Lianne La Havas — Lianne La HavasFeatured Song: "Seven Times"3. Blu & Exile — Miles: From an Interlude Called LifeFeatured Song: "True and Livin'"4. JARV IS — Beyond the PaleFeatured Song: "Sometimes I Am Pharaoh"5. Protomartyr — Ultimate Success TodayFeatured Song: "Processed by the Boys"6. Ellie Goulding — Brightest BlueFeatured Song: "How Deep is Too Deep?"7. Zara McFarlane — Songs of An Unknown TongueFeatured Song: "State of Mind"8. KLLO — Maybe We CouldFeatured Song: "Still Here"Other notable released for July 17: Alice Ivy — Don't Sleep; Bing & Ruth — Species; Christian Sands — Be Water; Crickets — Crickets; David Ramirez — My Love Is A Hurricane; Dehd — Flower of Devotion; Illuminati Hotties —...

34 MIN2 w ago
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New Music Friday: July 17

New Mix: Snoh Aalegra, MXXWLL, Golda May, More

EThis week's All Songs Considered mix features the extraordinary voice of Golda May, the cello music of Diana Burgess, the soul-filled sounds of Snoh Aalegra and more.1. Golda May: "Hear Me Out" 2. Lomelda: "Wonder" from Hannah 3. Knot: "Foam" from Knot 4. Diana Burgess: "You Run" from You Run 5. Snoh Aalegra: "Dying 4 Your Love" 6. MXXWLL: "Light Turn Green" from Sheeesh

32 MIN3 w ago
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New Mix: Snoh Aalegra, MXXWLL, Golda May, More

New Music Friday: July 10

EThe best new albums out this week include the first posthumous full-length from the late rapper Juice Wrld, singer Margo Price's best record yet, the return of Rufus Wainwright and more.Featured Albums:1. Juice WRLD — Legends Never DieFeatured Song: "Life's A Mess"2. Rufus Wainwright — Unfollow the RulesFeatured Song: "Damsel In Distress"3. Apollo Brown & Ché Noir — As God IntendedFeatured Song: "Money Oriented"4. Margo Price — That's How Rumors Get StartedFeatured Song: "What Happened To Our Love"5. Sharhabil Ahmed — The King of Sudanese JazzFeatured Song: "Argos Farfish"6. The Beths — Jump Rope GazersFeatured Song: "I'm Not Getting Excited"7. My Morning Jacket — The Waterfall IIFeatured Song: "Spinning My Wheels"8. Jimmie Allen — Bettie JamesFeatured Song: "When This Is Over"9. Julianna Barwick — Healing Is a MiracleFeatured Song: "In Light (feat. Jónsi)10. Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride & Brian Blade — RoundAgainFeatured Song: "Right Back Round Again"O...

35 MIN3 w ago
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New Music Friday: July 10

New Mix: Sufjan Stevens, Bill Callahan, Fenne Lily, Lonnie Holley And More

This week's All Songs Considered features an epic new song from Sufjan Stevens, a piano nocturne from Thomas Bartlett, a surprise release from Bill Callahan and more. Featured Artists And Songs:1. Bill Callahan "Pigeons" from Gold Record 2. Fenne Lily "Alapathy" from Breach3. Lonnie Holley "Like Hell Broke Away" from National Freedom4. Thomas Bartlett "Lucida" from Shelter5. Sufjan Stevens "America" from The Ascension

38 MINJUL 7
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New Mix: Sufjan Stevens, Bill Callahan, Fenne Lily, Lonnie Holley And More

New Music Friday: July 3

EThe best new albums out this week include the posthumous debut studio release from the rapper Pop Smoke, Willie Nelson's 70th solo album, a surprise release from the Japanese experimental band Boris and more.Featured Albums:1. Keleketla! — Keleketla!Featured Songs: "Future Toyi Toyi" and "Freedom Groove"2. Denai Moore — Modern DreadFeatured Song: "Don't Close the Door"3. Willie Nelson — First Rose of SpringFeatured Song: "Don't Let the Old Man In"4. Pop Smoke — Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the MoonFeatured Song: "Got It On Me"5. Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience — To Know Without KnowingFeatured Song: "To Know Without Knowing"6. Boris — NOFeatured Songs: "Temple of Hatred" and "Interlude"Other notable releases for July 3: Cuddle Magic — Bath; Dream Wife — So When You Gonna; Gucci Mane — So Icy Summer; Lamin Fofana — Blues; Paul Weller — On Sunset; Too Much — Club Emotion.

31 MINJUL 3
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New Music Friday: July 3

Latest Episodes

NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of July

The musical tastes of the NPR Music crew are a delightful jumble. We pick our favorite music from July 2020, featuring Madeline Kenney, Nubya Garcia and Taylor Swift.

56 MIN2 d ago
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NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of July

New Music Friday: July 31

ENPR Music's picks for the week's best new releases include Brandy's first new album in eight years, a stunning debut from rapper and singer Dominic Fike, retro-country from Charley Crockett and more.Featured Albums:1. Brandy — B7Featured Song: "Say Something"2. Alanis Morissette — Such Pretty Forks in the RoadFeatured Song: "Smiling"3. Charley Crockett — Welcome to Hard TimesFeatured Song: "Welcome to Hard Times"4. Dominic Fike — What Could Possibly Go WrongFeatured Song: "Joe Blazey"5. Max Richter — VoicesFeatured Songs: "Murmuration," "All Human Beings" and "Mercy"6. Land of Talk — Indistinct ConversationsFeatured Songs: "Look to You (Intro)" and "Look to You"7. Mirah — You Think It's Like This, But Really It's Like This (20 Year Anniversary)Featured Songs: "100 Knives" and "Of Pressure" performed by Mount Eerie8. Thanya Iyer — KindFeatured Song: "My Mind Keeps Running"9. Charles Tolliver — ConnectFeatured Song: "Blue Soul"Other notable releases for July 31: Fontaines D.C...

38 MIN6 d ago
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New Music Friday: July 31

New Mix: Angel Olsen, Shirley Collins, More

This week's All Songs Considered features Angel Olsen's first album made without a backing band in eight years, 85-year old British folk legend Shirley Collins and a bunch of wonderful new discoveries.1. Angel Olsen: "Whole New Mess" from Whole New Mess2. Chrissy Stewart: "House of Christina" from House of Christina3. Le Ren: "The Day I Lose My Mind" from Morning & Melancholia4. Saadi: "Pearl" from Saadi5. Shirley Collins: "Barbara Allen" from Heart's Ease6. Cinder Well: "Our Lady's" from No Summer

34 MIN1 w ago
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New Mix: Angel Olsen, Shirley Collins, More

New Music Friday: July 24

ETaylor Swift's surprise new album, Folklore tops our list of the week's best releases, along with new ones from Lupe Fiasco, a 50th anniversary edition of Roberta Flack's debut album and more.Featured Albums:1. Taylor Swift — FolkloreFeatured Song: "Seven"2. Lupe Fiasco and Kaelin Ellis — HouseFeatured Song: "Shoes"3. Lord Finesse — Motown State of MindFeatured Song: "I Wanna Be Where You Are"4. Roberta Flack — First Take (50th Anniversary Edition)Featured Song: "Trade Winds"5. Sparkle Division — To Feel EmbracedFeatured Song: "You Go Girl!"6. Jaguar Sun — This Empty TownFeatured Song: "Red"7. Jess Cornelius — DistanceFeatured Song: "Banging My Head"8. Courtney Marie Andrews — Old FlowersFeatured Song: "Together or Alone"9. Kamaal Williams — Wu Hen Featured Song: "Mr. Wu"10. Maria Schneider — Data LordsFeatured Songs: "Data Lords" and "Bluebird"Other notable releases for July 24: Katie Dey — Mydata; Liza Anne — Bad Vacation; Logic — No Pressure; Lori McKenna — The Ball...

38 MIN1 w ago
Comments
New Music Friday: July 24

New Mix: Sylvan Esso, The Psychedelic Furs, TRISHES, More

On this edition of All Songs Considered, Sylvan Esso share and talk about their new song "Ferris Wheel," plus the first new album from The Psychedelic Furs in 29 years and more.1. TRISHES: "Gaslight"2. The Psychedelic Furs: "Come All Ye Faithful" from Made Of Rain3. Gordon Koang: "South Sudan" from Unity4. Madeline Kenney: "Picture Of You" from Sucker's Lunch5. Sylvan Esso: "Ferris Wheel" from Free Love6. Barker: "Paradise Engineering" from Utility

42 MIN2 w ago
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New Mix: Sylvan Esso, The Psychedelic Furs, TRISHES, More

New Music Friday: July 17

EThe week's best new albums include old-school hip-hop from Blu & Exile, a transformative record from singer Lianne La Havas, the existential rock of Protomartyr, pop singer Ellie Goulding and more.Featured Albums:1. The Chicks — GaslighterFeatured Song: "Sleep at Night"2. Lianne La Havas — Lianne La HavasFeatured Song: "Seven Times"3. Blu & Exile — Miles: From an Interlude Called LifeFeatured Song: "True and Livin'"4. JARV IS — Beyond the PaleFeatured Song: "Sometimes I Am Pharaoh"5. Protomartyr — Ultimate Success TodayFeatured Song: "Processed by the Boys"6. Ellie Goulding — Brightest BlueFeatured Song: "How Deep is Too Deep?"7. Zara McFarlane — Songs of An Unknown TongueFeatured Song: "State of Mind"8. KLLO — Maybe We CouldFeatured Song: "Still Here"Other notable released for July 17: Alice Ivy — Don't Sleep; Bing & Ruth — Species; Christian Sands — Be Water; Crickets — Crickets; David Ramirez — My Love Is A Hurricane; Dehd — Flower of Devotion; Illuminati Hotties —...

34 MIN2 w ago
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New Music Friday: July 17

New Mix: Snoh Aalegra, MXXWLL, Golda May, More

EThis week's All Songs Considered mix features the extraordinary voice of Golda May, the cello music of Diana Burgess, the soul-filled sounds of Snoh Aalegra and more.1. Golda May: "Hear Me Out" 2. Lomelda: "Wonder" from Hannah 3. Knot: "Foam" from Knot 4. Diana Burgess: "You Run" from You Run 5. Snoh Aalegra: "Dying 4 Your Love" 6. MXXWLL: "Light Turn Green" from Sheeesh

32 MIN3 w ago
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New Mix: Snoh Aalegra, MXXWLL, Golda May, More

New Music Friday: July 10

EThe best new albums out this week include the first posthumous full-length from the late rapper Juice Wrld, singer Margo Price's best record yet, the return of Rufus Wainwright and more.Featured Albums:1. Juice WRLD — Legends Never DieFeatured Song: "Life's A Mess"2. Rufus Wainwright — Unfollow the RulesFeatured Song: "Damsel In Distress"3. Apollo Brown & Ché Noir — As God IntendedFeatured Song: "Money Oriented"4. Margo Price — That's How Rumors Get StartedFeatured Song: "What Happened To Our Love"5. Sharhabil Ahmed — The King of Sudanese JazzFeatured Song: "Argos Farfish"6. The Beths — Jump Rope GazersFeatured Song: "I'm Not Getting Excited"7. My Morning Jacket — The Waterfall IIFeatured Song: "Spinning My Wheels"8. Jimmie Allen — Bettie JamesFeatured Song: "When This Is Over"9. Julianna Barwick — Healing Is a MiracleFeatured Song: "In Light (feat. Jónsi)10. Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride & Brian Blade — RoundAgainFeatured Song: "Right Back Round Again"O...

35 MIN3 w ago
Comments
New Music Friday: July 10

New Mix: Sufjan Stevens, Bill Callahan, Fenne Lily, Lonnie Holley And More

This week's All Songs Considered features an epic new song from Sufjan Stevens, a piano nocturne from Thomas Bartlett, a surprise release from Bill Callahan and more. Featured Artists And Songs:1. Bill Callahan "Pigeons" from Gold Record 2. Fenne Lily "Alapathy" from Breach3. Lonnie Holley "Like Hell Broke Away" from National Freedom4. Thomas Bartlett "Lucida" from Shelter5. Sufjan Stevens "America" from The Ascension

38 MINJUL 7
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New Mix: Sufjan Stevens, Bill Callahan, Fenne Lily, Lonnie Holley And More

New Music Friday: July 3

EThe best new albums out this week include the posthumous debut studio release from the rapper Pop Smoke, Willie Nelson's 70th solo album, a surprise release from the Japanese experimental band Boris and more.Featured Albums:1. Keleketla! — Keleketla!Featured Songs: "Future Toyi Toyi" and "Freedom Groove"2. Denai Moore — Modern DreadFeatured Song: "Don't Close the Door"3. Willie Nelson — First Rose of SpringFeatured Song: "Don't Let the Old Man In"4. Pop Smoke — Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the MoonFeatured Song: "Got It On Me"5. Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience — To Know Without KnowingFeatured Song: "To Know Without Knowing"6. Boris — NOFeatured Songs: "Temple of Hatred" and "Interlude"Other notable releases for July 3: Cuddle Magic — Bath; Dream Wife — So When You Gonna; Gucci Mane — So Icy Summer; Lamin Fofana — Blues; Paul Weller — On Sunset; Too Much — Club Emotion.

31 MINJUL 3
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New Music Friday: July 3
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