The host of All Songs Considered shares the albums he loved this year. Many of Bob Boilen's favorite albums of 2013 were danceable. Many were intimate. Some managed to be both at once.
The co-host for NPR Music's All Songs Considered shares the albums he returned to the most in 2013.
The best albums of 2013 stand as album-length statements rather than mere collections of good songs. Each captures a powerful songwriting voice and, just as important, a central philosophy.
Feisty Puerto Rican rap duo Calle 13 present the video for the politically charged song "Multi Viral", an unlikely collaboration with Julian Assange
See what albums NPR listeners picked in our year-end poll for the best music of 2013.
Have a Nice Life's "Defenestration Song" is a pitch-black post-punk party-starter for the gloomy. It's from the forthcoming The Unnatural World, the duo's first album in six years.
Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson for a special edition of All Songs Considered that brings together the themes of the year, the albums that won us over and the musicians we lost in 2013.
The as-yet untitled EP on Hyperdub will be three songs and total 28 minutes.
The last thing you need to worry about during Thanksgiving weekend is compiling the perfect playlist. We've got you covered.
What song better describes Thanksgiving with your family: "Highway To Hell" or "All You Need Is Love?" On this edition of All Songs Considered we share your submissions of songs that remind you of your families.
The Boss is back with his 18th studio album, which is due out Jan. 14. Listen to the title track right now.
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.
This week's essential mix from All Songs Considered includes an early contender for one of Bob Boilen's favorite albums of 2014 (yes, next year), a song that Robin Hilton thinks could change your life (or at least how you're feeling at the moment), and more.
The band originally wanted to recreate a scene from the movie Star Wars. But it was too expensive, so they decided to just explode guitarist Joey Santiago in the desert instead.
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.