• All Songs Considered

  • By: NPR
  • Podcast
  • Summary

  • 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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Episodes
  • May 24 2022
    In this special episode from our friends at Pop Culture Happy Hour, host Stephen Thompson talks with critics Christina Lee and Marcus J. Moore about Kendrick Lamar's new double album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.

    It's been five years since Lamar released his previous album, DAMN. Since then, he's won a Pulitzer Prize, been nominated for an Oscar, and become a parent. But Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, is anything but a breezy victory lap. Lamar examines generational trauma, sexual politics, and his own attempts to grow amid high expectations and heavy introspection.
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    23 mins
  • May 20 2022
    The best albums out this week include Harry's House from Harry Styles, jazz pianist Joey Alexander's Origin, new ones from R&B singer Ravyn Lenae, rapper Boldy James, Porridge Radio and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Harry Styles — Harry's House
    Featured Tracks: "Music for a Sushi Restaurant," "Grapejuice"
    2. Joey Alexander — Origin
    Featured Tracks: "Remembering," "Summer Rising"
    3. Ravyn Lenae — Hypnos
    Featured Tracks: "3D," "Inside Out," "Xtasy"
    4. Porridge Radio — Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky
    Featured Tracks: "Back to the Radio," "End of Last Year"
    5. Boldy James & Real Bad Man — Killing Nothing
    Featured Track: "Game Time"

    Other notable releases for May 20:
    Charlie Hickey — Nervous At Night
    Craig Finn — A Legacy of Rentals
    Flume — Palaces
    Hanson — Red Green Blue
    Joe Rainey — Niineta
    Kronos Quartet — Mỹ Lai
    Lykke Li — EYEYE
    Mary Lattimore & Paul Sukeena — West Kensington
    mxmtoon — rising
    SOAK — If I never know you like this again
    Uffie — Sunshine Factory
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    26 mins
  • May 17 2022
    All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen introduces this year's Tiny Desk Contest winner, Alisa Amador, plus new music from SOAK, the identical twins duo Companion, Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman and more.

    Featured Artists And Songs:
    1. Alisa Amador: "Milonga accidental" (Single)
    2. Jens Lekman: "The Linden Trees Are Still in Blossom," from The Linden Trees Are Still in Blossom
    3. Companion: "If I Were a Ghost," from Second Day of Spring
    4. SOAK: "purgatory," from If I never know you like this again
    5. Jasmyn: "Cruel Moon," from In The Wild
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    29 mins

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