November 18, 2010 In the next couple of weeks, we'll post our annual music poll so you can vote for the best albums of 2010. We're compiling the list of nominees now and want your help.
November 17, 2010 Hear new songs by two down-to-earth people with their heads in the clouds: Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl. Together, they write dreamy musings on everything from dark matter to the pedestrian and mundane. Watch the duo perform songs from Acoustic Sessions in the NPR offices.
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November 16, 2010 When Bob Boilen was director of All Things Considered, fans sent him dozens of variations of the show's main theme song. Today he heard and saw a new video that takes the music in an all new direction.
The Beatles' members take a break from November 1963 rehearsals.
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November 16, 2010 The Beatles' music wasn't on iTunes up until now, but only for business reasons. If this was a philosophical change of heart, then this might be a big news story. But let's be clear: This is a business story.
November 16, 2010 "Getting Ready for Christmas Day" features a sample from an American Christian preacher and gospel artist, Rev. J.M. Gates, from 1941. It's from Simon's new album, So Beautiful or So What, which comes out in the spring of 2011.
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These days Bob Dylan spends a lot of time behind his keyboard when giving live performances.
November 15, 2010 One look at the set list to this weekend's Dylan concert in D.C. and it's easy to assume it was amazing, with songs such as "Simple Twist Of Fate" and "Highway 61 Revisited." But All Songs host Bob Boilen was largely disappointed.
November 1, 2010 Bob Boilen reviews the new documentary about Merritt, Strange Powers. He says the film will make longtime fans love the artist even more, while others new to his music may be left scratching their heads.
November 1, 2010 Few musicians get better with age. Nick Lowe is an exception: At 61, Lowe is part crooner, part country and a little crotchety, but with a heart of pure pop. Watch the veteran singer-songwriter perform a four-song set in the NPR Music offices.
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October 28, 2010 Paul McCartney was looking for adventure when he made this record. So he recorded it in Nigeria, without a lot of his usual bandmates, in a shoddy studio. Bob Boilen gives a remastered version of the album a spin.
October 26, 2010 Minutes from CMJ: All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his New York music festival experience in a burst of 27 one-minute videos.
October 24, 2010 Unlike many of Eno's ambient albums, this one has many shifting moods -- sometimes it lulls quietly, other times it's fierce. These tracks can affect how you see the world. Hear the entire album here until it is released on Nov. 2.
Bob LOVES listening to the new All Songs Considered 24-7 Music Channel on his iPhone.
October 19, 2010 A week ago today we launched our new All Songs Considered 24/7 Music Channel. Since then, we've gotten a number of notes from listeners asking about all the different ways they can tune in. Bob Boilen offers some tips.
Here Robin (left) and I are at a party NPR Music had with Vanity Fair a couple of years ago at South by Southwest in Austin, TX.
October 12, 2010 All Songs Considered celebrates its tenth anniversary with a new 24-7 music channel featuring every song ever played on the show. Listen to the program anytime and just about anywhere with the iPhone Music App.
October 10, 2010 It's one thing to write "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" or "Blowin' in the Wind" by age 24. But add "Ballad of Hollis Brown," "Boots of Spanish Leather," "Mr. Tambourine Man" and other bits of genius to the list, and it really hits hard what a phenomenal talent Dylan was at such a young age. Hear many of his early demos until their release on Oct. 19.
October 9, 2010 Watch a video webcast of the singer for the ethereal Icelandic rock group Sigur Ros in a solo concert, recorded live from the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. The on-demand video stream will be available to watch until Oct. 21.
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