All Songs ConsideredAuthor: NPR
23 May 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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    New Music Friday: The best releases out on May 20

    The best albums out this week include Harry's House from Harry Styles, jazz pianist Joey Alexander's Origin, new ones from R&B singer Ravyn Lenae, rapper Boldy James, Porridge Radio and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Harry Styles — Harry's House
    Featured Tracks: "Music for a Sushi Restaurant," "Grapejuice"
    2. Joey Alexander — Origin
    Featured Tracks: "Remembering," "Summer Rising"
    3. Ravyn Lenae — Hypnos
    Featured Tracks: "3D," "Inside Out," "Xtasy"
    4. Porridge Radio — Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky
    Featured Tracks: "Back to the Radio," "End of Last Year"
    5. Boldy James & Real Bad Man — Killing Nothing
    Featured Track: "Game Time"

    Other notable releases for May 20:
    Charlie Hickey — Nervous At Night
    Craig Finn — A Legacy of Rentals
    Flume — Palaces
    Hanson — Red Blue Green
    Joe Rainey — Niineta
    Kronos Quartet — Mỹ Lai
    Lykke Li — EYEYE
    Mary Lattimore & Paul Sukeena — West Kensington
    mxmtoon — rising
    SOAK — If I never know you like this again
    Uffie — Sunshine Factory

  • Posted on 20 May 2022

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    New Mix: Tiny Desk Contest winner Alisa Amador, SOAK, Jens Lekman, more

    All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen introduces this year's Tiny Desk Contest winner, Alisa Amador, plus new music from SOAK, the identical twins duo Companion, Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman and more.

    Featured Artists And Songs:
    1. Alisa Amador: "Milonga accidental" (Single)
    2. Jens Lekman: "The Linden Trees Are Still in Blossom," from The Linden Trees Are Still in Blossom
    3. Companion: "If I Were a Ghost," from Second Day of Spring
    4. SOAK: "purgatory," from If I never know you like this again
    5. Jasmyn: "Cruel Moon," from In The Wild

  • Posted on 17 May 2022

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    New Music Friday: The best releases out on May 13

    Kendrick Lamar's highly anticipated Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, Leikeli47's Shape Up, Florence + the Machine's Dance Fever and more are on our shortlist of the week's best new albums.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Kendrick Lamar — Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers
    2. Leikeli47 — Shape Up
    Featured Track: "Chitty Bang"
    3. Florence + the Machine — Dance Fever
    Featured Track: "Choreomania"
    4. Quelle Chris — DEATHFAME
    Featured Track: "King in Black"
    5. Tank and the Bangas — Red Balloon
    Featured Track: "Communion in My Cup"
    6. John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter & Daniel Davis — Firestarter
    Featured Track: "Charlie's Rampage"

    Other notable releases for May 13:
    The Black Keys — Dropout Boogie
    Kevin Morby — This Is A Photograph
    Mandy Moore — In Real Life
    Mary Halvorson — Amaryllis and Belladonna
    Monophonics — Sage Motel
    Pkew Pkew Pkew — Open Bar
    Sam Gendel & Antonia Cytrynowicz — Live a Little
    Say Sue Me — The Last Thing Left
    The Smile — A Light For Attracting Attention
    They Hate Change — Finally, New

  • Posted on 13 May 2022

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    New Mix: Regina Spektor, Stella Donnelly, Tomberlin, More

    All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen shares the "most astonishing song" he's heard this year: Regina Spektor's "Up The Mountain," plus Stella Donnelly's "Lungs," the many colors of MABUTA and more.

    Featured Songs And Artists:
    1. Regina Spektor: "Up The Mountain," from Home, before and after
    2. Rachel Bobbitt: "More" (Single)
    3. Shane Cooper & MABUTA: "Finish The Sun," from Finish The Sun
    4. Tomberlin: "idkwntht," from i don't know who needs to hear this...
    5. Kathryn Joseph: "The Burning of Us All," from For You Who Are the Wronged
    6. Stella Donnelly: "Lungs," from Flood

  • Posted on 10 May 2022

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    A conversation with Bonnie Raitt

    Jewly Hight from member station WNXP talks with Bonnie Raitt about the folk-and-blues legend's new album Just Like That... and how she's navigated five decades of storied music-making.

  • Posted on 08 May 2022


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