Bon Iver, "Skinny Love" (from For Emma, Forever Ago)
alt-J, "Tessellate" (from An Awesome Wave)
Sylvan Esso, "Coffee" (from Sylvan Esso)
All Songs Considered, the NPR podcast and radio show hosted by Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton, has been fostering public-radio listeners' musical discovery for 16 years. To celebrate, the two picked their favorite song from each of those 16 years to spotlight in a recent episode of the show.
Here, Boilen joins World Cafe to play five of those picks and discuss the evolution of the show, which began when he received a great response to the music he'd chosen between the stories as director of NPR's All Things Considered.