All Songs ConsideredAuthor: NPR
23 Jul 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: July 23

    Kanye West's long-awaited (and much-hyped), DONDA tops our list of the best albums out this week, along with new ones from Leon Bridges, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Ledisi and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Kanye — DONDA
    2. Leon Bridges — Gold Diggers Sound
    Featured Song: "Motorbike"
    3. Chiiild — Hope For Sale
    Featured Song: "Wasting Time"
    4. Samia — Scout
    Featured Song: "As You Are"
    5. Christone "Kingfish" Ingram — 662
    Featured Song: "Too Young To Remember"
    6. Bardo — Everywhere Reminds Me Of Space
    Featured Song: "Neon Light"
    7. Emma-Jean Thackray — Yellow
    Featured Song: "Venus"
    8. Ledisi — Ledisi Sings Nina
    Featured Song: "Feeling Good"

    Other notable releases for July 23: Brittany Howard — Jaime Re-imagined; Dave — We're All Alone In This Together; Mega Bog — Life, And Another.

  • Posted on 23 Jul 2021

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    New Mix: Soccer Mommy, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Nils Frahm, More

    All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen's favorite tracks of the week include a classic murder ballad reimagined by Bonnie "Prince" Billy, a new collaboration with Nils Frahm and F.S. Blumm, Soccer Mommy and more.

    Featured Tracks And Artists:
    1. Soccer Mommy: "rom com 2004" (Single)
    2. My Idea: "Stay Away Still," from That's My Idea EP
    3. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Nathan Salzburg: "Stagger Lee" (Single)
    4. Hana Vu: "Maker" (Single)
    5. Devendra Banhart & Noah Georgeson: "In A Cistern," from Refuge
    6. F.S. Blumm & Nils Frahm: "Desert Mule," from 2X1=4

  • Posted on 20 Jul 2021

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    New Music Friday: July 16

    NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include Willow's Lately I Feel Everything, new ones from Clairo and John Mayer, a posthumous release from Alice Coltrane and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Willow — Lately I Feel Everything
    Featured Songs: "Breakout" and "Xtra"
    2. Clairo — Sling
    Featured Song: "Zinnias"
    3. Rodrigo Amarante — Drama
    Featured Song: "Tao"
    4. John Mayer — Sob Rock
    Featured Song: "Guess I Just Feel Like"
    5. Cakes da Killa — MUVALAND Vol. 2
    Featured Song: "Lite Werk"
    6. Alice Coltrane — Kirtan: Turiya Sings
    Featured Song: "Jagadishwar"
    7. John Vanderslice — I Can't Believe Civilization Is Still Going Here In 2021! Congratulations To All Of Us, Love DCB
    Featured Song: "I Get A Strange Kind Of Pleasure From Just Hanging On"
    8. John Vanderslice — Ethical Jute Mouse: Lost Songs from Tiny Telephone 2001-2021
    Featured Song: "Advancing Army Clip"

    Other notable releases for July 16: Charlie Worsham — Sugarcane; Ida Mae — Click Click Domino; Jodi — Blue Heron; Karen Black — Dreaming Of You: 1971-1976; Pop Smoke — FAITH.

  • Posted on 16 Jul 2021

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    New Mix: Courtney Barnett, Ben Gibbard And Tycho, Sparks, More

    All Songs host Bob Boilen shares his favorite songs of the week, including a long-overdue celebration of Sparks, a Ben Gibbard collaboration with Tycho, the return of Courtney Barnett and more.

    Featured Songs And Artists:
    1. Sparks, Adam Driver & Marion Cotillard: "So May We Start (feat. Simon Helberg)," From Annette
    2. Courtney Barnett: "Rae Street," From Things Take Time, Take Time
    3. Indigo De Souza: "Kill Me," From Any Shape You Take
    4. Tycho & Benjamin Gibbard: "Only Love" (Single)
    5. Lala Lala: "DIVER," From I Want The Door To Open
    6. Mega Bog: "Station to Station," From Life, And Another

  • Posted on 13 Jul 2021

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    New Music Friday: July 9

    The best albums out this week include a revealing, self-titled release from rapper Vince Staples, Snoh Aalegra's Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies, Half Waif's Mythopoetics and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Vince Staples — Vince Staples
    Featured Song: "Are You With That?"
    2. Attacca Quartet — Real Life
    Featured Songs: "Real Life" and "Drifting Circles"
    3. Snoh Aalegra — Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies
    Featured Songs: "Tangerine Dream" and "Indecisive"
    4. Half Waif — Mythopoetics
    Featured Song: "Horse Racing"
    5. The Goon Sax — Mirror II
    Featured Song: "In The Stone"
    6. Les Filles de Illighadad — At Pioneer Works
    Featured Song: "Eghaas Malan"

    Other notable releases out on July 9: The Alchemist — Rapper's Best Friend 6; Rejjie Snow — Baw Baw Black Sheep; Royal Canoe — Sidelining; The Wallflowers — Exit Wounds.

  • Posted on 09 Jul 2021


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