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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All Songs Considered: The Year In Music 2019

Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X dominated the headlines this year, but 2019 was much more than that. We look back at the music we'll remember most and the marks it left on our cultural landscape.

ASC Year in Review 2019

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Interview: Raphael Saadiq

The soul musician behind one of the year's best albums, the heartwrenching Jimmy Lee, spoke with NPR music critic Rodney Carmichael as part of NPR's Tiny Desk Fest, a special four-night series of Tiny Desk concerts at NPR's headquarters in Washington, D.C. Saadiq shared stories about his brothers' battle with addiction, the origins of D'Angelo's "Untitled (How Does It Feel)," and what it's like to play two Tiny Desk concerts 10 years apart.

Interview: Raphael Saadiq

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Sheryl Crow At Tiny Desk Fest: 'The Truth Is The Truth'

Sheryl Crow had a lot to say in this Tiny Desk Fest interview with NPR pop critic Ann Powers.

Sheryl Crow At Tiny Desk Fest: 'The Truth Is The Truth'

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A Conversation With Jeff Lynne Of ELO

The longtime leader of ELO talks with All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen about his creative process, working with his heroes, like Roy Orbison, and his latest album, From Out of Nowhere.

A Conversation With Jeff Lynne Of ELO

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The 2010s: NPR Listeners Pick Their Top Songs Of The Decade

All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton countdown NPR listeners' favorite songs of the 2010s.

Listener Picks From The Decade

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The 2010s: A Music-Making Evolution And Revolution

Our review of the past decade in music continues with a look at the ways music production has changed and how technology has revolutionized sound both onstage and in the studio.

The 2010s: A Music-Making Evolution And Revolution

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Beck. His 14th full-length, Hyperspace, is on our shortlist for the best new albums out on Nov. 22. Peter Hapak/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums Out On Nov. 22

Our final New Music Friday of 2019 ends with some heavy hitters, from Beck's moody-groovy Hyperspace and Coldplay's most ambitious album yet, to a batch of all-new songs from the late Leonard Cohen.

New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums Out On Nov. 22

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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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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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