All Songs ConsideredAuthor: NPR
27 Sep 2020

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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    New Music Friday: Sept. 25

    NPR Music's picks for the best albums out on Sept. 25 include a long-awaited release from Sufjan Stevens, a searing new work from Public Enemy, the pop singer Joji and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Sufjan Stevens — The Ascension
    Featured Song: "Lamentations"
    2. Public Enemy — What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?
    Featured Song: "Grid"
    3. Nappy Roots — 40rty
    Featured Song: "Do Better"
    4. Joji — Nectar
    Featured Song: "Pretty Boy"
    5. Anna Von Hausswolff — All Thoughts Fly
    Featured Song: "Sacro Bosco"
    6. Deftones — Ohms
    Featured Song: "Ceremony"
    7. Sad13 — Haunted Painting
    Featured Song: "Hysterical"
    8. Lydia Loveless — Daughter
    Featured Song: "Love is Not Enough"
    9. Botany — End The Summer F(or)ever
    Featured Song: "Your Whole Life"
    10. The War & Treaty — Hearts Town
    Featured Song: "Little Boy Blue"

    Other notable releases for Sept. 25: The Band of Heathens — Stranger; Blitzen Trapper — Holy Smokes Future Jokes; Carrie Underwood — My Gift; Diana Krall — This Dream of You; Fleet Foxes — Shore; Idles — Ultra Mono; Shy Boys — Talk Loud; Surfer Blood — Carefree Theater; Sylvan Esso — Free Love; Thurston Moore — By the Fire; Tim Heidecker — Fear of Death; Will Butler — Generations.

  • Posted on 25 Sep 2020

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    Yusuf Cat Stevens On Remaking 'Tea For The Tillerman' 50 Years Later

    In a conversation with All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen, Yusuf Cat Stevens explains how — and why — he decided to re-record his landmark album a half-century after it was first released.

  • Posted on 22 Sep 2020

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    New Music Friday: Sept. 18

    NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out on Sep. 18 include a long-awaited, self-titled release from Alicia Keys, PC Music's A.G. Cook, a rediscovered Thelonious Monk recording and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Alicia Keys — ALICIA
    Featured Song: "Me x 7"
    2. A.G. Cook — Apple
    Featured Song: "Airhead"
    3. Anjimile — Giver Taker
    Featured Song: "To Meet You There"
    4. Butcher Brown — #kingbutch
    Featured Song: "Cabbage"
    5. Thelonious Monk — Palo Alto
    Featured Song: "Blue Monk"
    6. Jealous of the Birds — Peninsula
    Featured Song: "Pendulum"
    7. Sly5thAve — What It Is
    Featured Song: "What It Is"
    8. Fenne Lily — Breach
    Featured Song: "Elliott"
    9. Steve Arrington — Down to the Lowest Terms: The Soul Sessions
    Featured Songs: "Make A Difference" and "Soulful I Need That In My Life"

    Other notable releases for Sept. 18: Ava Max — Heaven & Hell; Body Double — Milk Fed; Cults — Host; Daniel Romano — How Ill Thy World Is Ordered; Deradoorian — Find the Sun; Dig Nitty — Reverse of Mastery; Eastwood — It Never Gets Easy; Eivør — Segl; Elderbrook — Why Do We Shake in the Cold?; Gracie & Rachel — Hello, Weakness, You Make Me Strong; Handsome Ghost — Some Still Morning; Joan Osborne — Trouble and Strife; Johann Johannsson — Retrospective II; Nate Rocket Wonder & Roman GianArthur – Antebellum (Soundtrack); Sarah Davachi — Cantus, Descant; Saunder Jurriaans — Beasts; Semisonic — You're Not Alone; Yusuf Cat Stevens — Tea for the Tillerman; Ziggy Marley — More Family Time.

  • Posted on 18 Sep 2020

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    Stream New Music From Kevin Morby, Adrianne Lenker, Jeff Tweedy, Cautious Clay, More

    This week's new mix from All Songs Considered includes solo work from Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, recorded with his sons, a stunning track from Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker, a song for the times from Cautious Clay and more.

    Featured Tracks:
    1. Kevin Morby "Campfire" from Sundowner
    2. Adrianne Lenker "anything" from songs
    3. Maple Glider "As Tradition"
    4. Jeff Tweedy "Love Is The King" from Love Is The King
    5. BONZIE "Alone"
    6. Cautious Clay "Agreeable" from Agreeable

  • Posted on 15 Sep 2020

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    New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out Sept. 11

    NPR Music picks the best new albums out this week, including new releases by The Flaming Lips, Rita Indiana, Waylon Payne and more.

  • Posted on 11 Sep 2020


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