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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.)

Latest Episodes

The 2010s: Social Media And The Birth Of Stan Culture

EOur series looking back at the past decade in music continues with a conversation about social media and how it's allowed (for better or worse) the rise of super fans, otherwise known as stans.NPR Music's Sidney Madden talks with reporter Joshua Bote from USA Today, along with NPR Music's Stephen Thompson and Ann Powers about the ways standom has empowered artists in positive ways while also fueling cancel culture.

18 MIN7 hours ago
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The 2010s: Social Media And The Birth Of Stan Culture

The 2010s: 5 Ways Beyoncé Defined The Decade In Music

EIn the first of a series of conversations about the past decade in music, we examine some of the ways the singer, songwriter, producer and businesswoman helped steer the 2010s in new directions.

29 MIN2 days ago
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The 2010s: 5 Ways Beyoncé Defined The Decade In Music

Billie Eilish: 'All I Can Say Is, Be Patient'

EThe 17-year-old pop star talks NPR Music's Stephen Thompson about getting through her teenaged years, directing her own videos, experiencing art with synesthesia and more in this interview, recorded live on stage at Austin's ACL Music Festival.

17 MIN3 days ago
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Billie Eilish: 'All I Can Say Is, Be Patient'

New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums Out Oct. 11

Our shortlist of the best new albums out this week incudes Big Thief's Two Hands, rapper Lil' Kim's first new studio project in 14 years, a solo album from Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and more.FEATURED ALBUMS:1. Elbow - 'Giants of All Sizes'2. Big Thief - 'Two Hands'3. Kim Gordon - 'No Home Record'4. Lil' Kim - '9'5. Lightning Bolt - 'Sonic Citadel'6. Babymetal - 'Metal Galaxy'OTHER NOTABLE RELEASES FOR OCT. 11:Allah-Las — LAHS; Art Alexakis — Sun Songs; Cursive — Get Fixed; Emily King — Change of Scenery (EP); Ensemble Resonanz & Moses Sumnney — Dessner: Tenebre; Freddie Mercury — Never Boring (Box Set); Joseph Arthur — Come Back World; Mark Kozelek & Petra Hayden — Joey Always Smiled; Matt Pond & Chris Hansen — An Orchestrated Impulse; Son Little — Invisible (EP); Starcrawler — Devour You; Wale — Wow ...That's Crazy.

24 MIN6 days ago
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New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums Out Oct. 11

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy On Finding Joy In A Complicated World

In this guest DJ session from All Songs Considered, Tweedy talks about Wilco's new album, Ode to Joy, and the importance of appreciating life's smallest moments.

36 MIN1 weeks ago
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Wilco's Jeff Tweedy On Finding Joy In A Complicated World

New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On Oct. 4

EIt's a packed release week, with new albums from R&B singer Summer Walker, The Avett Brothers, Angel Olsen, Wilco, Danny Brown and more. Host Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Lyndsey McKenna, Rodney Carmichael, Sidney Madden and Stephen Thompson as they share their picks for the week's best new albums.FEATURED ALBUMS:1. The Avett Brothers - 'Closer Than Together'Featured songs: "Locked Up" and "Bleeding White"2. Angel Olsen - 'All Mirrors'Featured songs: "What It Is" and "New Love Cassette"3. Wilco - 'Ode to Joy'Featured song: "Citizens"4. Summer Walker - 'Over It'Featured songs: "Come Thru" and "Fun Girl"5. Dermot Kennedy - 'Without Fear'Featured song: "Lost"6. Danny Brown - 'unknowhatimsayin'Featured song: "Savage Nomad"7. San Fermin - 'The Cormorant I'Featured songs: "Saints" and "Hickman Creek"OTHER NOTABLE OCT. 04 RELEASES:City and Colour — A Pill for Loneliness; The Darkness — Easter is Canceled; DIIV — Deceiver; Gatecreeper — Deserted; Lightning Dust — Spectre; Lisa...

25 MIN1 weeks ago
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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On Oct. 4

Reasons To Be Cheerful: A Conversation With David Byrne

The Talking Head, author, cyclist and creative soul talks about "Reasons to be Cheerful," a story-based project to lift your spirits. He also talks about his "American Utopia" tour, now on Broadway.

20 MIN2 weeks ago
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Reasons To Be Cheerful: A Conversation With David Byrne

'Abbey Road' Remixed: A Conversation With Giles Martin

The son of the late Beatles producer George Martin reveals how he remixed the final album all four members of the band made together.

36 MIN2 weeks ago
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'Abbey Road' Remixed: A Conversation With Giles Martin

New Music Friday: Sept. 27

The best new albums out this week include Sturgill Simpson's scuzzy rock record Sound & Fury, reliably infectious pop from The New Pornographers, new Tegan & Sara, a lost John Coltrane album and more.1. The New Pornographers — In the Morse Code of Brake Lights2. Tegan & Sara — Hey, I'm Just Like You3. John Coltrane — Blue World4. Guillermo Klein and Los Guachos5. Sturgill Simpson — Sound & Fury6. Girl Band — The Talkies7. Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal and Jesse Paris Smith — Songs From the BardoOther Notable Releases For Sept. 27: Allesandro Cortini — Volume Massimo; The Beatles — Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Edition; The Comet is Coming — The Afterlife; Jon Pardi — Heartache Medication; Kefaya & Elaha Soroor — Songs of Our Mothers; Kevin Gates — I'm Him; Molly Brazy — Built to Last; Opeth — In Cauda Venenum; Ronin Arkestra — Sonkei.

33 MIN2 weeks ago
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New Music Friday: Sept. 27

New Mix: Soccer Mommy, Chastity Belt, Leonard Cohen, (Sandy) Alex G, More

Warning: The opening cut on this week's show, by Fran got stuck in my head and kept me wide awake at four in the morning. But a song from Soccer Mommy about dealing with temptation and the devil, Chastity Belt's first new music since 2017 and (Sandy) Alex G's devastating song titled "Hope" will help when taken at a hefty volume. Once dosed, you will be lulled by the deep, sullen sounds of the late Leonard Cohen and all-new material he recorded before his death. You can top it off with harmonies Christopher Paul Stelling's fine guitar picking and poetry on his new tune "Have To Do For Now," and River Whyless' cover of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe."

36 MIN3 weeks ago
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New Mix: Soccer Mommy, Chastity Belt, Leonard Cohen, (Sandy) Alex G, More

Latest Episodes

The 2010s: Social Media And The Birth Of Stan Culture

EOur series looking back at the past decade in music continues with a conversation about social media and how it's allowed (for better or worse) the rise of super fans, otherwise known as stans.NPR Music's Sidney Madden talks with reporter Joshua Bote from USA Today, along with NPR Music's Stephen Thompson and Ann Powers about the ways standom has empowered artists in positive ways while also fueling cancel culture.

18 MIN7 hours ago
Comments
The 2010s: Social Media And The Birth Of Stan Culture

The 2010s: 5 Ways Beyoncé Defined The Decade In Music

EIn the first of a series of conversations about the past decade in music, we examine some of the ways the singer, songwriter, producer and businesswoman helped steer the 2010s in new directions.

29 MIN2 days ago
Comments
The 2010s: 5 Ways Beyoncé Defined The Decade In Music

Billie Eilish: 'All I Can Say Is, Be Patient'

EThe 17-year-old pop star talks NPR Music's Stephen Thompson about getting through her teenaged years, directing her own videos, experiencing art with synesthesia and more in this interview, recorded live on stage at Austin's ACL Music Festival.

17 MIN3 days ago
Comments
Billie Eilish: 'All I Can Say Is, Be Patient'

New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums Out Oct. 11

Our shortlist of the best new albums out this week incudes Big Thief's Two Hands, rapper Lil' Kim's first new studio project in 14 years, a solo album from Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and more.FEATURED ALBUMS:1. Elbow - 'Giants of All Sizes'2. Big Thief - 'Two Hands'3. Kim Gordon - 'No Home Record'4. Lil' Kim - '9'5. Lightning Bolt - 'Sonic Citadel'6. Babymetal - 'Metal Galaxy'OTHER NOTABLE RELEASES FOR OCT. 11:Allah-Las — LAHS; Art Alexakis — Sun Songs; Cursive — Get Fixed; Emily King — Change of Scenery (EP); Ensemble Resonanz & Moses Sumnney — Dessner: Tenebre; Freddie Mercury — Never Boring (Box Set); Joseph Arthur — Come Back World; Mark Kozelek & Petra Hayden — Joey Always Smiled; Matt Pond & Chris Hansen — An Orchestrated Impulse; Son Little — Invisible (EP); Starcrawler — Devour You; Wale — Wow ...That's Crazy.

24 MIN6 days ago
Comments
New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums Out Oct. 11

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy On Finding Joy In A Complicated World

In this guest DJ session from All Songs Considered, Tweedy talks about Wilco's new album, Ode to Joy, and the importance of appreciating life's smallest moments.

36 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy On Finding Joy In A Complicated World

New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On Oct. 4

EIt's a packed release week, with new albums from R&B singer Summer Walker, The Avett Brothers, Angel Olsen, Wilco, Danny Brown and more. Host Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Lyndsey McKenna, Rodney Carmichael, Sidney Madden and Stephen Thompson as they share their picks for the week's best new albums.FEATURED ALBUMS:1. The Avett Brothers - 'Closer Than Together'Featured songs: "Locked Up" and "Bleeding White"2. Angel Olsen - 'All Mirrors'Featured songs: "What It Is" and "New Love Cassette"3. Wilco - 'Ode to Joy'Featured song: "Citizens"4. Summer Walker - 'Over It'Featured songs: "Come Thru" and "Fun Girl"5. Dermot Kennedy - 'Without Fear'Featured song: "Lost"6. Danny Brown - 'unknowhatimsayin'Featured song: "Savage Nomad"7. San Fermin - 'The Cormorant I'Featured songs: "Saints" and "Hickman Creek"OTHER NOTABLE OCT. 04 RELEASES:City and Colour — A Pill for Loneliness; The Darkness — Easter is Canceled; DIIV — Deceiver; Gatecreeper — Deserted; Lightning Dust — Spectre; Lisa...

25 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On Oct. 4

Reasons To Be Cheerful: A Conversation With David Byrne

The Talking Head, author, cyclist and creative soul talks about "Reasons to be Cheerful," a story-based project to lift your spirits. He also talks about his "American Utopia" tour, now on Broadway.

20 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Reasons To Be Cheerful: A Conversation With David Byrne

'Abbey Road' Remixed: A Conversation With Giles Martin

The son of the late Beatles producer George Martin reveals how he remixed the final album all four members of the band made together.

36 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
'Abbey Road' Remixed: A Conversation With Giles Martin

New Music Friday: Sept. 27

The best new albums out this week include Sturgill Simpson's scuzzy rock record Sound & Fury, reliably infectious pop from The New Pornographers, new Tegan & Sara, a lost John Coltrane album and more.1. The New Pornographers — In the Morse Code of Brake Lights2. Tegan & Sara — Hey, I'm Just Like You3. John Coltrane — Blue World4. Guillermo Klein and Los Guachos5. Sturgill Simpson — Sound & Fury6. Girl Band — The Talkies7. Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal and Jesse Paris Smith — Songs From the BardoOther Notable Releases For Sept. 27: Allesandro Cortini — Volume Massimo; The Beatles — Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Edition; The Comet is Coming — The Afterlife; Jon Pardi — Heartache Medication; Kefaya & Elaha Soroor — Songs of Our Mothers; Kevin Gates — I'm Him; Molly Brazy — Built to Last; Opeth — In Cauda Venenum; Ronin Arkestra — Sonkei.

33 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
New Music Friday: Sept. 27

New Mix: Soccer Mommy, Chastity Belt, Leonard Cohen, (Sandy) Alex G, More

Warning: The opening cut on this week's show, by Fran got stuck in my head and kept me wide awake at four in the morning. But a song from Soccer Mommy about dealing with temptation and the devil, Chastity Belt's first new music since 2017 and (Sandy) Alex G's devastating song titled "Hope" will help when taken at a hefty volume. Once dosed, you will be lulled by the deep, sullen sounds of the late Leonard Cohen and all-new material he recorded before his death. You can top it off with harmonies Christopher Paul Stelling's fine guitar picking and poetry on his new tune "Have To Do For Now," and River Whyless' cover of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe."

36 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
New Mix: Soccer Mommy, Chastity Belt, Leonard Cohen, (Sandy) Alex G, More