All Songs ConsideredAuthor: NPR
06 Oct 2022

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.)

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    Presenting Alt.Latino: Carla Morrison on Latinx mental health and her new sound

    From our friends at Alt.Latino, Felix Contreras sits down with Carla Morrison to talk about her new sound, the importance of mental health and the art of the Parisian non.

  • Posted on 05 Oct 2022

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    The Best Music of September

    Tyler Childers went to church, Makaya McCraven sampled himself, Sudan Archives got silly and sexy, Alex G distilled his production quirks and Björk stuck her toes in the earth.

    Featured Tracks and Artists:
    1. Tyler Childers: "Old Country Church (Jubilee Version)" from Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven?
    2. Makaya McCraven: "Seventh String" from In These Times
    3. Sudan Archives: "Selfish Soul" from Natural Brown Prom Queen
    4. Alex G: "Miracles" from God Save the Animals
    5. Björk: "Fungal City" from Fossora

    Our panel's additional recommendations for August:
    • Lou Turner, Microcosmos
    • SiR, "Nothing Even Matters"
    • Sonja, Loud Arriver

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    Makaya McCraven, In These Times
    Sudan Archives, Natural Brown Prom Queen
    Alex G, God Save the Animals

  • Posted on 03 Oct 2022

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    New Music Friday: The best releases out Sept. 30

    It's been five years since Björk last released an album, but now the Icelandic icon is back with a deeply inventive set called Fossora. Every sound on the record feels as if it's springing into the mix from a different direction, as her vibrant voice shares space with everything from bass clarinets to the voices of Björk's own offspring. Fossora was inspired, at least in part, by the death of the singer's mother, but joy also abounds.

    We've also got the star-packed major-label debut of veteran rapper Freddie Gibbs, a reinvention for the long-running jazz group The Bad Plus, the return of U.K. pop star Craig David and a wild electro-pop record from Shygirl.

    Featured Albums:

    1. Björk — Fossora
    Featured Songs: "Fossora," "Mycelia," "Sorrowful Soil"
    2. Freddie Gibbs — $oul $old $eparately
    Featured Songs: "Pain and Strife (feat. Offset)," "CIA"
    3. The Bad Plus — The Bad Plus
    Featured Songs: "Sun Wall," "Stygian Pools," "In the Bright Future"
    4. Craig David — 22
    Featured Songs: "DNA," "My Heart's Been Waiting for You," "Teardrops"
    5. Shygirl — Nymph
    Featured Songs: "Firefly," "Coochie (a bedtime story)," "Nike," Missin u"

    Lightning Round:

    Kid Cudi — Entergalactic
    Various Artists — The Birdsong Project Vol. V
    Adam Blackstone — Legacy (out Sept. 23)
    Various Artists — Blue Note Re:imagined II
    Ashley McBryde — Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville
    Tyler Childers — Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven?

  • Posted on 30 Sep 2022

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    Presenting Alt.Latino: Why Tiny Desk Contest winner Alisa Amador almost gave up music

    From our friends at Alt.Latino, Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras sit down with Tiny Desk Contest winner Alisa Amador to talk about intentionality in community building, almost quitting music and finding nourishment in her art.

    Correction: An earlier version of this episode incorrectly said Linda Diaz won the 2021 Tiny Desk Contest. She won in 2020.

  • Posted on 28 Sep 2022

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    The 20th anniversary edition of Wilco's 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot,' Julia Jacklin, more

    All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen samples a massive, 20th anniversary edition of Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and shares his favorite new tracks of the week, from Brian Eno, Julia Jacklin and more.

    Featured Songs And Artists:
    1. Wilco: "Ashes of American Flags (Stravinsky mix)," from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Deluxe Edition)
    2. Brian Eno: "We Let It In," from FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE
    3. Luke Sital-Singh: "Blind Missiles," from Dressing Like a Stranger
    5. Julia Jacklin: "Moviegoer," from PRE PLEASURE
    6. Steady Holiday & Bedouine: "People Take Pictures of Each Other" (Single)

  • Posted on 27 Sep 2022


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