December 22, 2014 Every year, All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton go on a musical holiday adventure. This year, they take a rocket ride to outer space and are joined by a few special guests.
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Top row, left to right: Brian Eno and Karl Hyde, Cat Power; Middle row: The Wytches, Chris Martin of Coldplay; Bottom row: Broncho.
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July 8, 2014 On this week's All Songs Considered: fuzzy guitar rock from Broncho, a howling punk number from Brighton's The Wytches, a collaboration between Cat Power and Coldplay and much more.
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Electronic artists such as Mason Bates (pictured above), Aphex Twin and Tiësto have blended classical music into their dance beats.
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October 24, 2013 From pulsing techno to alluring ambient, hear what happens when two seemingly opposite musical realms collide on the dance floor and in the chill room. Hear Madonna collaborator William Orbit's take on Beethoven, a beatified version of Barber's Adagio and a techno take on the Carmina Burana.
November 6, 2012 On this week's show, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share their favorite songs of the week, including a crushing rock cut from Ty Segall, ambient music from Brian Eno and more.
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The Apollo 11 space module above the surface of the moon.
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June 12, 2012 A UK-based group performs Brian Eno's NASA-inspired electronic music on conventional instruments.
Brian Eno on stage during his "Illustrated Talk" at Moogfest 2011.
October 30, 2011 Eno may not have played any instruments at the festival, but an "Illustrated Talk" by the electronic music innovator stands out as one of the main attractions of Moogfest 2011.
An image from Brian Eno's installation "77 Million Paintings" at Moogfest in Asheville, N.C.
October 29, 2011 Moogfest has only just begun, but Bob Boilen has already met his musical hero, seen some brilliant art and toured the Moog factory and headquarters.
June 1, 2011 In advance of his new album Drums Between the Bells, the influential artist and producer shares some of his favorite new and old music.
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May 10, 2011 Bob Boilen met guest DJ session with a carefully planned list of songs Moby wanted to play. But when the two sat down to record, they ended up ditching the list and playing whatever came to mind.
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April 19, 2011 Warp Records is announcing the imminent release of a new album from legendary producer and artist Brian Eno. The record, Drums Between the Bells, will be released as a hardback book with two CDs on July 5. It'll also be available on CDs only, on vinyl and as a digital download.
November 9, 2010 This week on All Songs Considered, producer and musician Daniel Lanois shares some of his favorite recordings and talks about his musical influences from childhood. Hear music from from Sly and the Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Eno, some of Lanois' own solo work and more.
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Tricky (upper left), Sufjan Stevens (upper right), Sharon Van Etten (bottom left) and Antony Hegarty (bottom right).
September 21, 2010 On this edition of All Songs Considered, host Bob Boilen talks with producer Robin Hilton and NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson about some of the albums they're most heavily anticipating this fall. Hear sneak previews of new music from Sufjan Stevens, Deerhunter, Belle and Sebastian, Antony and the Johnsons and more.
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February 9, 2009 Host Bob Boilen chats with Monitor Mix blogger Carrie Brownstein, All Songs Considered producer Robin Hilton and Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson about their favorite songs for love and heartbreak. Hear some of the lesser-known tracks by artists like Betty Davis, The Gerbils, Brian Eno, and Clem Snide, plus a few classic favorites.
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December 15, 2008 When the votes started pouring in from NPR listeners for the year's best albums, two things became clear immediately: It was going to be tight, and many of the top spots would go to new, smaller bands and their debut albums. Bigger, more established acts (Coldplay, My Morning Jacket) were well represented, but listeners seemed more inspired by the year's quieter, more intimate albums.
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August 11, 2008 Twenty-seven years ago, Brian Eno and David Byrne made a record like no other: My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. Now, nearly 30 years later, they're about to release a follow-up. We've got a sneak preview. Also on this edition of All Songs Considered: a surprising collaboration between reggae legend Lee "Scratch" Perry and Andrew W.K. Also, Van Dyke Parks and Inara George (singer for The Bird and The Bee) team up for an unusual record of baroque-styled pop songs. And we've got new music from Earlimart, The Avett Brothers, live music from She and Him and Jim James of My Morning Jacket.
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