NPR logo

Beck, Dr. Hukwe Zawose, Coldplay

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Beck, Dr. Hukwe Zawose, Coldplay

Our Show

Beck, Dr. Hukwe Zawose, Coldplay

Beck, Dr. Hukwe Zawose, Coldplay

Only Available in Archive Formats.
All Songs Considered show image

Film score fun with Roger Roger; Celtic cantigas from Gerald Trimble; Canadian bluesman Michael Browne; Tanzania to Canada: Dr. Zawose & Brook; A lush and dreamy new CD from Beck; and some great British pop from Coldplay.

Download this show in the All Songs Considered podcast.

Sign up for the All Songs Considered newsletter and we'll tell you when new music features are available on the site.

Beck, Dr. Hukwe Zawose, Coldplay

Grands Travaux

Traffic Boom

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Traffic Boom

  • from Grands Travaux
  • by Roger Roger

Roger Roger (yes, his real name) wrote music for radio, films and television. He was one of the most prolific composers of the 20th century. But few have known about his work, until now.

Buy Featured Music

Song
Grands Travaux
Album
Grands Travaux
Artist
Roger Roger

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Celtic Cantigas

Gigues

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Gigues

  • from Celtic Cantigas
  • by Gerald Trimble

Gerald Trimble explores musical connections. Here he plays Celtic music with influences from the Sufi to the Spanish.

Buy Featured Music

Song
Celtic Cantigas
Album
Celtic Cantigas
Artist
Gerald Trimble

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Drive On

That's Where It's At

Only Available in Archive Formats.

That's Where It's At

  • from Drive On
  • by Michael Jerome Brown

Not well known in the U.S., this Canadian blues artist performs his own version of a rare Sam Cooke song, originally released in 1964.

Buy Featured Music

Song
Drive On
Album
Drive On
Artist
Michael Jerome Brown

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Assembly

Kuna Kunguni

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Kuna Kunguni

  • from Assembly
  • by Zawose & Brook

Dr. Hukwe Zawose is considered by many to be Tanzania's greatest musical treasure. On this album, he collaborates with Canadian producer/instrumentalist Michael Brook.

Buy Featured Music

Song
Assembly
Album
Assembly
Artist
Dr. Hukwe Zawose & Michael Brook

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Sea Change

Lonesome Tears

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Lonesome Tears

  • from Sea Change
  • by Beck

On his eighth and latest release, Beck trades his sardonic wit for serious heartbreak.

Buy Featured Music

Song
Sea Change
Album
Sea Change
Artist
Beck

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

A Rush of Blood to the Head

Daylight

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Daylight

  • from A Rush of Blood to the Head
  • by Coldplay

Coldplay have been compared to Travis, Radiohead and even Pink Floyd, particularly in their mellow, often psychedelic guitar work. But their music is a bit more pop-oriented.

Buy Featured Music

Song
A Rush of Blood to the Head
Album
A Rush of Blood to the Head
Artist
Coldplay

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?