• Thanksgiving Edition: Songs About Your Family MP3

    How would you describe your family in a song? Would it be AC/DC's ominous "Highway to Hell," or The Beatles' warm, sentimental "All You Need Is Love"?Last week we asked you to tell us about the songs that remind you of your family. We got a lot of wonderful stories (and a few unsettling ones), along with a bunch of great song suggestions that reflect the same wide range of family experiences.On this special Thanksgiv...

    26.11.2013

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  • New Mix: Death Grips, Angel Olsen, GEMS, and More MP3

    On this episode of All Songs Considered, hear Robin Hilton explain why he has a Yo Gabba Gabba! song stuck in his head every day, and how the best remedy this week has been the new Death Grips record, Government Plates.We've also got an electrified cut from the arresting singer-songwriter Angel Olsen. Her new album doesn't come out till February, but it's an early frontrunner for one of Bob Boilen's favorites in 2014...

    19.11.2013

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  • New Music: Sigur R?s, Zola Jesus, Jon Hopkins, Ebony Bones, More MP3

    On this week's episode of All Songs Considered, co-hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton split right down the middle when it comes to bringing the noise. Bob, who normally likes his summer's fast and loud, takes a more languid approach, with beautiful cuts from Sigur Rós, Jon Hopkins and Zola Jesus. Meanwhile, Robin cranks it to 11 with some dissonant explosions of rock and roll from Drug Church, Ebony Bones a...

    25.06.2013

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  • Summer Preview: Kanye, Neko Case, No Age, More MP3

    Now that we've taken a look back on the year (so far), it's time to go full-speed ahead with a look to the future. On this week's All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by a revolving cast of NPR Music's finest to share some of the summer albums they're most excited about.Kanye WestAlbum: YeezusSong: Bound 2ScHoolboy QAlbum: Collard Greens feat. Kendrick LamarSong: Collard GreensGauntlet H...

    18.06.2013

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  • Daft Punk On The Music That Inspired 'Random Access Memories' MP3

    by SAMI YENIGUNListen To Daft Punk Speak About Their Favorite Songs including Chic, James Blake, John Michell Jarre and The Strokes.

    17.06.2013

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  • Discussion: The Year In Music (So Far), 2013 MP3

    Note: Some of the songs on this episode of All Songs Considered contain strong, adult language and profanity.It's that time of the year again, when co-hosts and are joined by NPR Music's and for a special look back on the first half of the year in music. On this week's All Songs Considered, the crew battles it out over their biggest surprises, favorite new artists, songs and albums from the first half of 2013.Savages...

    11.06.2013

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  • New Music: Superchunk, John Vanderslice, Lily & Madeleine, More MP3

    We're about to get deep into our "Best Of The Year (So Far)" coverage - and our annual summer music preview. But before we do, we've still got a lot of great music from the first half of 2013 to share. On this week's All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton play new releases from some beloved artists who made some amazing records in the '90s, then went on extended breaks. Hear return singles from the p...

    04.06.2013

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  • New Music: Boards of Canada, A Sharon Van Etten-Shearwater Duet, Thundercat, More MP3

    Last month the Scottish electronic duo Boards Of Canada released a series of mysterious recordings of a voice reading a set of numbers. Clever fans soon realized that the numbers were a code that, once entered, in order, online, revealed a video announcing Tomorrow's Harvest, the group's first new album in eight years. On this week's All Songs Considered we finally get a preview of the album with a brand new Boards O...

    28.05.2013

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  • New Music: Mount Kimbie, Laura Mvula, Jagwar Ma, More MP3

    This week on All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton offer up a musical sampler of many styles from around the world. There's an upbeat, atmospheric cut with amazing harmonies from the magnetic Laura Mvula, a voice you'll hear a lot more of this year; Firehorse's blazing combination of neo-soul, hip-hop and electronic beats; a heavy, hypnotic track from New York duo Small Multiples and some transfixin...

    21.05.2013

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  • New Music: Baths, Jim Jarmusch, Sam Phillips, More MP3

    We kick this week's show off with a lot of noise from filmmaker (and past guest DJ on All Songs Considered) Jim Jarmusch and his gloriously gritty side project called SQÃœRL. The band, with Carter Logan and producer/engineer Shane Stoneback, originally formed to score the 2009 Jarmusch film The Limits Of Control. SQÃœRL has a new, self-titled EP coming out this month and we've got a preview cut called &qu...

    14.05.2013

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  • New Music From The Polyphonic Spree, Jon Hopkins, More MP3

    This week, All Songs Considered goes big with massive, heart-thumping new music from the gloriously exuberant, sprawling pop group , and the brilliantly experimental folk-rock band . We also check out a gritty album from a Swedish group known as Goat. The band's music is part prog-rock, part Afro-pop and undeniably awesome. Also on the show: New solo music from former singer; electronic music genius , and the ...

    07.05.2013

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  • Vampire Weekend On New York, Souls Of Mischief And The Secrets Of Its New Album MP3

    The four members of Vampire Weekend — Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, Chris Baio and Chris Tomson — made their third record over a period that began in 2009, while they were still recording Contra, the band's second album. Now the record is done. It's called Modern Vampires of the City, and it comes out on May 14. I think it's the band's best yet. Hear an interview with Ezra and Rostam a...

    02.05.2013

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  • New Music From Iggy Pop, Tricky, The National And More MP3

    He's 66 years old, has beaten his body beyond belief and Iggy Pop will still out-rock you. We kick this week's All Songs Considered off with a cut from his new record with The Stooges, Ready To Die. Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton chat about Iggy and the rest of this week's mix from different cities. Sitting in NPR Music's New York studios, Bob previews a cinematic and seductive new record from The National, along ...

    30.04.2013

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  • New Mix: Cyborg Love, Heartbreak And A Mystery MP3

    On this week's All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton settle into the new NPR Music offices and discover that it comes with their very own butler. After bumbling around in the studio, they also manage to figure out all the new gear and share some great new music.Things kick off with a strange tale from the playful pop group Sonny and the Sunsets about a man who falls in love with a cyborg. Then the f...

    23.04.2013

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  • New Building, New Mix: Songs About Change MP3

    As they filled up their moving boxes to relocate to NPR's new offices, All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton sent out a plea to listeners for the best songs about how to deal with change: breakups and letdowns, graduation, big moves, etc. You responded in huge numbers, and we picked a few standouts to play on this week's show. We've got classics from Led Zeppelin, The Animals and Neil Young and more ...

    17.04.2013

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  • The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne, Guest DJ MP3

    "I absolutely get up every day and think, 'let's make some cool music.'- Flaming Lips' Frontman Wayne CoyneOn this edition of All Songs Considered, Wayne Coyne, singer and creative force for The Flaming Lips, joins hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton to share songs and events that shaped his childhood, including the eery effect of a classic from The Beatles. We also hear an "amazing piece of dramatic, freaky music" fro...

    09.04.2013

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  • Sex, Heartbreak and Redemption MP3

    This week on All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton go on a haphazard musical journey across the globe to share their favorite new discoveries. Manchester's The 1975 start things off with the band's punchy song called "Sex." Then we head to Brooklyn for soul singer Charles Bradley, who keeps things heated with "You Put The Flame On It," a track from his upcoming album Vict...

    02.04.2013

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  • New Mix: Vampire Weekend, Savages, Giant Drag, Eluvium And More MP3

    On this edition of All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share some final discoveries from this year's South by Southwest music festival, including the British noise-rock group Savages and Valeska Steiner and Sonja Glass, the Swiss-German pop pair that records and performs as Boy.Also on the show: A stellar new record from Vampire Weekend; a long-awaited return for the Annie Hardy-led rock group Gia...

    26.03.2013

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    26.03.2013

  • Electronic Edition: James Blake And Brian Eno, DJ Koze, Bonobo, More MP3

    Fresh from their musical trek to Austin, Texas for this year's South by Southwest music festival, Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by Sami Yenigun and Otis Hart, who share some of their favorite electronic, house, and dubstep discoveries.Sami kicks things off with the first track from techno producer DJ Koze's new album Amygdala, which you can stream in full on our site right now. British singer, songwriter...

    20.03.2013

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  • SXSW Late Night Dispatches Day 5 MP3

    Bob Boilen, Robin Hilton and Stepehn Thompson wrap up our coverage from SXSW 2013 in a late evening churchyard discussion

    17.03.2013

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