All Songs Considered Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)
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Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)

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New Mix: Jesca Hoop, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Esmé Patterson, More

This week's essential mix of new songs includes a Brian Eno remix of a Lee "Scratch" Perry tune, Red Baraat percussionist Sunny Jain, singer Jesca Hoop and more.

New Mix: Jesca Hoop, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Esmé Patterson, More

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Rapper Lil Peep. His posthumous, third full-length, Everybody's Everything, is on our shortlist for the best new albums out on Nov. 15. Adam DeGross/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 10 Albums Out On Nov. 15

Our sprint through the best new albums out this week includes a posthumous release from rapper Lil Peep, gorgeous reflections from Bonnie "Prince" Billy, singer Mary Lambert and more.

New Music Friday: Our Top 10 Albums Out On Nov. 15

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The 2010s: Latinx Music Before And After 'Despacito'

"Despacito" was more than a popular song. It was the culmination of a decade-long rise of sociological and musical forces that eventually birthed and cemented a style now called "Latin Urban."

The 2010s: Latinx Music Before And After 'Despacito'

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Serenity Now: Music And A Conversation With Joan Shelley

In this All Songs Considered guest DJ session, Joan Shelley talks about her latest album, Like the River Loves the Sea and shares songs by some of the other artists who've inspired her over the years.

Serenity Now: Music And A Conversation With Joan Shelley

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FKA Twigs. Her sophomore full-length, Magdalene, is on our shortlist of the best new albums out on Nov. 8. Matthew Stone/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 10 Albums Out On Nov. 8

This week's best new albums include a solo release from Leslie Odom Jr., aka Aaron Burr from Hamilton, the woozy world of FKA Twigs, country singer Luke Combs and more.

New Music Friday: Our Top 10 Albums Out On Nov. 8

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Angel Olsen And John Congleton On How They Made 'All Mirrors'

Angel Olsen has reimagined her sound. On this edition of All Songs Considered, she and her co-producer, John Congleton reveal how they did it, with the help of a 14-piece string section.

Angel Olsen And John Congleton On How They Made 'All Mirrors'

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Pianist and producer Robert Glasper has spent much of the past decade reconnecting jazz with popular black music, transforming the work of artists like rapper Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus and Brittany Howard. Peter Van Breukelen/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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The 2010s: A Jazz Revival In Black Music

Pianist and producer Robert Glasper is on a mission to reconnect jazz with black music. In the past decade he's helped transform the work of artists like Kendrick Lamar, Brittany Howard and more.

The 2010s: A Jazz Revival In Black Music

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out On Nov. 1

Our picks for the best albums out this week include Gang Starr's first new release in 16 years, humor and heart from country singer Miranda Lambert, the latest in Bob Dylan's Bootleg series and more.

New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out On Nov. 1

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The 2010s: The Globalization Of Music

Our look back at the past decade in music continues as we examine the ways musical borders have fallen and why global sounds are more prevalent and popular than ever.

The 2010s: The Globalization Of Music

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Megan Thee Stallion At Tiny Desk Fest: 'I'm Always Trying To One-Up Myself'

After her Tiny Desk performance, the rapper joined NPR's Sidney Madden for a live conversation on playing with a band for the first time, hanging onto her Texas roots and plans for her debut album.

Megan Thee Stallion At Tiny Desk Fest: 'I'm Always Trying To One-Up Myself'

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