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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Jazmine Sullivan unspools her 'Heaux Tales,' NPR Music's album of the year

The singer reveals the stories and inspiration behind her breathtaking album. Released in January, Heaux Tales held our gaze throughout the year, becoming NPR Music's pick for the best album of 2021.

Jazmine Sullivan unspools her 'Heaux Tales,' NPR Music's album of the year

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Julie Doiron's I Thought of You is one of NPR Music's picks for the best albums out on Nov. 26. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The top 5 albums out on Nov. 26

NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include the soundtrack for Paul Thomas Anderson's new film Licorice Pizza, Turkish funk from El Michels Affair, Julie Doiron and more.

New Music Friday: The top 5 albums out on Nov. 26

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New Mix: Beach House, Jasmyn, Mckenna Grace, more

All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new songs of the week including Beach House's "Once Twice Melody," "Haunted House" from the actress Mckenna Grace, Medium Build and more.

New Mix: Beach House, Jasmyn, Mckenna Grace, more

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Adele's long-awaited 30 tops NPR Music's picks for the best albums out on Nov. 19. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The top 7 albums out on Nov. 19

Adele's long-awaited 30 tops NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out this week, along with new ones from Snoop Dogg, Makaya McCraven, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, and more.

New Music Friday: The top 7 albums out on Nov. 19

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New Mix: Big Thief, Pinegrove, FACESOUL, Maia Friedman, more

All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new songs of the week, including a just-announced track from Big Thief, the London-based Somali artist known as FACESOUL, Pinegrove and more.

New Mix: Big Thief, Pinegrove, FACESOUL, Maia Friedman, more

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Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars, together as Silk Sonic. Their debut, An Evening with Silk Sonic, tops our shortlist of the week's best new albums. Silk Sonic hide caption

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New Music Friday: The top 6 albums out on Nov. 12

The Bruno Mars-Anderson .Paak collab as Silk Sonic tops NPR Music's shortlist of the best albums out this week, along with new ones from Courtney Barnett, Aesop Rock, Jon Hopkins and more.

New Music Friday: The top 6 albums out on Nov. 12

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New Mix: Jónsi, Julie Doiron, Rokia Koné, David Keenan, more

All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, including the stunning voice of West African singer Rokia Koné, new solo work from Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi and more.

New Mix: Jónsi, Julie Doiron, Rokia Koné, David Keenan, more

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Composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Terrace Martin's new solo album, Drones, is one of NPR Music's picks for the best releases out on Nov. 5. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The top 8 albums out on Nov. 5

NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out this week include ones from the Portland rapper Aminé, Snail Mail, composer and saxophonist Terrace Martin, the string ensemble Attacca Quartet and more.

New Music Friday: The top 8 albums out on Nov. 5

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The Best Music of October: NPR Staff Picks

Every month, we ask the NPR Music staff: What's the one song you couldn't escape? What's the one album to which you'll return all year? In October, we fell far into the music of Helado Negro and Jordan Peters, screamed along to Illuminati Hotties and Cerce, and meditated on the voices of Buffalo Nichols and Emily D'Angelo.

The Best Music of October: NPR Staff Picks

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Mon Laferte's 1940 Carmen is one of our picks for the best releases out on Oct. 29. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The top 10 albums out on Oct. 29

NPR Music picks the best new albums out this week, including new releases by Tori Amos, Mick Jenkins, Mon Laferte, The War on Drugs and more.

New Music Friday: The top 10 albums out on Oct. 29

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