All Songs ConsideredAuthor: NPR
20 Jan 2021

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 Mix: Steady Holiday, Nora Brown, Bernice And More Discoveries

    All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new musical discoveries, with messages of love, understanding and acceptance.

    1. Bernice: "It's Me, Robin" from Eau de Bonjourno
    2. Nana Yamato: "Do You Wanna" from Before Sunrise
    3. Darkside: "Liberty Bell" from Spiral
    4. Nora Brown: "East Virginia" from Cinnamon Tree
    5. Steady Holiday: "Love Me When I Go To Sleep" from Take The Corners Gently
    6. Steven Wilson: "King Ghost" from The Future Bites

  • Posted on 19 Jan 2021

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    New Music Friday: Jan. 15

    NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include the latest solo release from Zayn, the "bratty feminist" pop of Ashnikko, the Israeli jazz quartet Apifera and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Ashnikko — Demidevil
    Featured Song: "Toxic"
    2. Zayn — Nobody's Listening
    Featured Song: "Outside"
    3. Sexual Harrassment — I Need A Freak
    Featured Song: "I Need A Freak"
    4. Kate Davis — Strange Boy
    Featured Song: "I'll Do Anything But Break Dance For Ya, Darling"
    5. Pom Poko — Cheater
    Featured Song: "Like A Lady"
    6. Apifera — Overstand
    Featured Song: "Overstand"
    7. Midnight Sister — Painting the Roses
    Featured Song: "Dearly Departed"
    8. Pearl Charles — Magic Mirror
    Featured Song: "Take Your Time"

    Other notable releases for Jan. 15: Azure Ray — Azure Ray; Beach Bunny — Blame Game; Buck Meek — Two Saviors; Danielle Durack — No Place; Frank Iero and the Future Violents — Heaven is a Place, This is a Place; Jody Lo — I Will Not Break the Scale; Matthew Sweet — Catspaw; Samia — The Baby Reimagined; Shame — Drunk Tank Pink; You Me At Six — Suckapunch.

  • Posted on 15 Jan 2021

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    New Mix: Courtney Barnett And Vagabon, Shame, Buke And Gase, More

    All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares surprising collaborations between Vagabon and Courtney Barnett, Buke and Gase with So Percussion and more great discoveries.

    Featured Artists And Songs:
    1. Vagabon Feat. Courtney Barnett: "Reason to Believe"
    2. Gia Margaret: "Solid Heart"
    3. Shame: "Nigel Hitter" from Drunk Tank Pink
    4. Buke and Gase / So Percussion: "Hold It In" from A Record Of...
    5. awakebutstillinbed: "beauty" from stay who you are
    6. Another Sky: "It Keeps Coming" from Music For Winter Vol. 1

  • Posted on 12 Jan 2021

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    Viking's Choice 2020: The Year In Loud, Weird And Wonderful

    Spanish punk, metal-sampling rap, Kenyan grindcore, Russian synth pop — this is how NPR Music's resident Viking coped, raged and soothed himself in 2020.

    Songs featured on this episode:
    • Accidente: "Lo que importa" from Canibal
    • Backxwash: "Spells" from God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It
    • Aisha Orazbayeva: "Oliver Leith: Blurry Wake Song" from Music for Violin Alone
    • Maral: "Bushehr" from Push
    • Moor Mother: "Circuit Break" from Circuit City
    • Стереополина: "Последнее свидание" from Институт культуры и отдыха
    • Claire Rousay: "Two Things" from Both
    • Meurtrieres: "Alienor" from Meurtrières

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  • Posted on 06 Jan 2021

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    A Holiday Party For The Ages, From All Songs Considered

    In 2012, All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton rented a small cabin in the woods and invited some of their closest friends for what they were sure would be the party of the century.

  • Posted on 25 Dec 2020

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