All Songs ConsideredAuthor: NPR
10 Apr 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 Music Friday: April 9

    A deeply personal and revealing record from Brockhampton, Dutch artist Benny Sings, breakout rapper Lakeyah, the Vijay Iyer Trio and more make NPR Music's picks for the best albums out on Apr. 9.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Benny Sings — Music
    Featured Song: "Nobody's Fault"
    2. Brockhampton — Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine
    Featured Song: "The Light"
    3. Lakeyah — In Due Time
    Featured Song: "Look At Me"
    4. claire rousay — A Softer Focus
    Featured Song: "Peak Chroma"
    5. Mon Laferte — Seis
    Featured Song: "Se Me Va Quemar El Corazon"
    6. Matthew E. White & Lonnie Holley — Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection
    Featured Song: "Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection"
    7. Sheep, Dog & Wolf — Two Minds
    Featured Song: "Two Minds"
    8. Cehryl — Time Machine
    Featured Song: "Outside the Party, Inside the Dream"
    9. The Vijay Iyer Trio — Uneasy
    Featured Song: "Children of Flint"

    Other notable releases for April 9: Ballaké Sissoko — Djouro; Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble — Now; Max Richter — Voices 2; Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turissi — They're Calling Me Home; Taylor Swift — Fearless (Taylor's Version); Yaya Bey — The Things I Can't Take With Me.

  • Posted on 09 Apr 2021

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    New Mix: Rhiannon Giddens, A Jay Som-Palehound Collaboration, First Aid Kit, More

    All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite songs of the week, including a Leonard Cohen cover from First Aid Kit, reflections on the comforts of home from Rhiannon Giddens and more.

    1. Bachelor, (Jay Som & Palehound): "Stay in the Car," from Doomin' Sun
    2. Wallice: "Hey Michael," from Off The Rails EP
    3. Major Murphy: "Real," from Access
    4. Iceage: "Shelter Song," from Seek Shelter
    5. Rhiannon Giddens (feat. Francesco Turrisi): "Avalon," from They're Calling Me Home
    6. First Aid Kit: "Famous Blue Raincoat/Anthem," from Who By Fire
    7. Skullcrusher: "Song for Nick Drake," from Storm In Summer EP

  • Posted on 06 Apr 2021

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    New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On April 2

    NPR Music picks the best new albums out this week, including new albums by Leslie Jordan, Flock of Dimes, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and more.

    1. Nasty Cherry — The Movie EP
    Featured Song: "Six Six Six"
    2. Mello Music Group — Bushido
    Featured Song: "One of the Last (feat. Marlowe)"
    3. Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Gary Bartz — Jazz Is Dead 6
    Featured Song: "Spiritual Ideation"
    4. Leslie Jordan — Company's Comin'
    Featured Song: "Working on a Building (feat. Ashley McBryde & Charlie Worsham)"
    5. Flock of Dimes — Head of Roses
    Featured Song: "Price of Blue"
    6. Dry Cleaning — New Long Leg
    Featured Song: "Scratchcard Lanyard"
    7. Godspeed You! Black Emperor — G_d's Pee (AT STATE'S END)
    Featured Song: "OUR SIDE HAS TO WIN (for D.H.)"

  • Posted on 02 Apr 2021

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    The Best Music Of March: NPR Staff Picks

    In March, we indulged R&B pleasures from Joyce Wrice and Solomon Fox, we missed our friends with a sweet song by Joel Young, dreamed of summer with Hirsch, bum-rushed IKOQWE's razor-edged boom-bap, and discovered the cosmic secrets of Floating Points and Pharoah Sanders.

    Songs featured on this episode:
    • IKOQWE: "Pele" from The Beginning, The Mediums, The End and The Infinite
    • Joyce Wrice: "Losing" from Overgrown
    • Solomon Fox: "Rockaways" from Solomon
    • Hirsch: "Reaction" from Denihilism
    • Joel Young, "Friend"
    • Floating Points & Pharoah Sanders: "Movement 5" from Promises

    Follow the Press Pause playlist for the NPR Music staff's favorite new songs.

  • Posted on 31 Mar 2021

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    Sara Watkins Reimagines Childhood Music On Beautiful New Album

    The singer and fiddler shares the stories and inspiration behind her sweetly affecting record, Under The Pepper Tree in this conversation with All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.

  • Posted on 29 Mar 2021

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