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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The Camouflage Assassin: Mac Phipps

In this bonus feed drop we share an episode of NPR Music's new podcast Louder Than A Riot. Hosts Rodney Carmichael and Sidney Madden spent a year investigating the link between the rise of hip-hop and mass incarceration. In this episode they look at the story of Mac Phipps, a rapper whose own lyrics were used against him in court.

The Camouflage Assassin: Mac Phipps

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NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of November

We pick our favorite music released in November 2020, featuring Kali Uchis' heart-struck devotionals, Tierra Whack's playful pop, metal duo Jucifer's tribute to Arabic music and Salaam Remi's star-studded soundtrack of the Black experience.

NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of November

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Rapper Juicy J. His latest solo release, The Hustle Continues, is on our shortlist for the best new albums out on Nov. 27. Edgar Daniel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On Nov. 27

NPR Music's pick for the best new albums out this holiday week include an epic return for The Smashing Pumpkins, Three 6 Mafia rapper Juicy J, a previously unreleased Bill Evans concert and more.

New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On Nov. 27

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New Mix: Steve Earle, Big Thief's Buck Meek, Katy Kirby, More

All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite songs of the week including Steve Earle performing the work of his late son, Justin Townes Earle who died of an apparent drug overdose in August.

New Mix: Steve Earle, Big Thief's Buck Meek, Katy Kirby, More

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Sylvan Esso Launch New Podcast, 'Shaking Out The Numb'

Hear the first episode of the podcast, created with Vermont Public Radio's Erica Heilman, as the band reveals how they made their latest album, Free Love.

Sylvan Esso Launch New Podcast, 'Shaking Out The Numb'

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Megan Thee Stallion. Her debut studio full-length, Good News, tops our shortlist for the best new albums out on Nov. 20. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Nov. 20

NPR Music's picks for the week's best new albums includes the debut, studio full-length from rapper Megan Thee Stallion, the first all-Spanish album from Kali Uchis, U.K. dub artist The Bug and more.

New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Nov. 20

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New Mix: Lavender Diamond, A Jay Som-Chastity Belt Collaboration, More

All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen shares his favorite tunes of the week, including a captivating project with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and yMusic's CJ Camerieri.

New Mix: Lavender Diamond, A Jay Som-Chastity Belt Collaboration, More

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The rapper 2 Chainz. His long-awaited full-length, So Help Me God, is on our shortlist of the best new albums out on Nov. 13. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Nov. 13

NPR Music's picks for the week's best new albums include the long-awaited So Help Me God from 2 Chainz, country singer Chris Stapleton, the Afrobeats of Davido, Gillian Welch rarities and more.

New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Nov. 13

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The Passionate Calm Of Ólafur Arnalds

The Icelandic composer talks with All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen about finding rebirth through making music, the growing pains of turning 30 and how Death Cab For Cutie changed his life.

The Passionate Calm Of Ólafur Arnalds

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Bree Runway. Her debut mixtape, 2000AND4EVA, is on our shortlist of the best new albums out on Nov. 6. Lucero Glow/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Nov. 6

NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out this week include pure escapism from Kylie Minogue's Disco, the "destructive" pop-rap of Bree Runway, Argentinian bandoneon master Dino Saluzzi and more.

New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Nov. 6

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