The last thing you need to worry about during Thanksgiving weekend is compiling the perfect playlist. We've got you covered.
We'll be honest with you: We love music! Here's where we geek-out about artists, albums and songs, share trivia, puzzles and musical memories, talk about trends and more.
It's always a plus when saying hello to great musicians doesn't spiral into a degrading catastrophe. NPR Music's Stephen Thompson offers tips on how to approach your favorite bands.
With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, it's a good time to reflect on the people in our lives who helped make us who we are and the music that reminds us of them. Tell us about a song that describes your family, for better or worse. We'll feature some of your picks on All Songs Considered.
Are you one of the super fans who manages to nab setlists from your favorite shows? If so, tell us about it and upload photos of your haul. You can also see a gallery of some of the setlists we've managed to score over the years.
As with anything, an over-abundance of music can be downright oppressive. How do you handle it? NPR Music's Stephen Thompson offers advice on how to make listening to music feel less like work.
Is it possible to come up with a top ten list of records everyone can agree on? What's been the most popular decade for music? What are the least-heard albums? We found answers to these questions and more in our summer-long poll.
There's no one unifying principle behind solo success — it's been done both right and wrong in a hundred different ways, for a thousand different reasons — but a few guidelines are worth keeping in mind.
From faithful solo sets to Television-indebted deconstructions, 2013 has been a renaissance to the fingerstyle guitar. And more so than any year, American Primitive ain't just for loners anymore.
The new record by James Mercer and Danger Mouse will make you think of the Gibb Brothers. Find out why in this interview with the duo, and hear their new song, "Holding On For Life."
The onslaught of negative reviews for Arcade Fire's new album, Reflektor, probably won't change the way diehard fans feel about the band. But will they keep more casual listeners from discovering the group's music?
Listeners share their thoughts and memories of Lou Reed and his music.
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen was just a kid living in Queens in 1967 when he first heard about a band called the Velvet Underground. In the decades since, a week hasn't passed without Bob listening to Lou Reed's music.
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen just got back from seeing more than 60 shows at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York, and his ears are still ringing.
Hoobastank has sold more than 10 million albums. Does it really matter what you call your band? Stephen Thompson addresses the ethics, pitfalls and processes by which bands get their names.
So your folks are stuck in the past, musically speaking. How do you help them modernize? Should you? Stephen Thompson offers tips on inter-generational bonding over music.