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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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.

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Hear Joni Mitchell's Previously Unreleased Early Recordings

A treasure trove of unheard Joni Mitchell recordings has just been released with more than a hundred tracks from the early 1960s, including almost 30 original songs she's never released before.

Hear Joni Mitchell's Previously Unreleased Early Recordings

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

On this edition of All Songs Considered, we pick our favorite music released in October 2020, featuring South African jazz group SPAZA, Wendy Eisenberg's acrobatic guitar play, Jean Dawson's adventurous pop and Touché Amoré's desperate hardcore.

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

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The rapper, actor and activist Common. His latest project, A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 1, is on our shortlist of the best new albums out on Oct. 30. Durimel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 30

NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out on Oct. 30 include a surprise release from Common, the return of rapper Busta Rhymes, singer Sam Smith, the country artist Cam, Ane Brun and more.

New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 30

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Wayne Coyne On Drugs And The Flaming Lips' 'American Head'

All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen talks with The Flaming Lips frontman about drugs, the tragic loss of friends, the impact on families and how it all informs the band's latest album, American Head.

Wayne Coyne On Drugs And The Flaming Lips' 'American Head'

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 23

NPR Music's shortlist of the best new albums out on Oct. 23 includes Bruce Springsteen's Letter to You, a new concept record from Gorillaz, the electronic artist known as Actress and more.

New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 23

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New Mix: MILCK, The Weather Station, Mary Lattimore, More

All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, including a powerful anthem for racial justice from MILCK, Debussy's "Clair de Lune" played on a theremin and more.

New Mix: MILCK, The Weather Station, Mary Lattimore, More

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Black Thought. His latest, Streams of Thought Vol. 3: Cane & Able, tops our shortlist of the best albums out on Oct. 16. Joshua Woods/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 16

NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out this week include rapper Black Thought's stunning Streams of Thought Vol. 3, a solo debut from The National's Matt Berninger, Beabadoobee and more.

New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 16

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New Mix: Luluc, The Antlers, Squirrel Flower, More

All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen and NPR Music's Otis Hart share their favorite songs of the week, including the return of The Antlers, the folk duo Luluc, Tuareg rock artist Mdou Moctar and more.

New Mix: Luluc, The Antlers, Squirrel Flower, More

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Future Islands. The band's latest release, As Long As You Are, tops our shortlist of the best new albums out on Oct. 9. Justin Flythe/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 9

NPR Music's shortlist of the best new albums out this week includes the soaring synth-pop of Future Islands, the country duo Brothers Osborne, remixed classics from John Lennon and more.

New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 9

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New Mix: Maren Morris, Sam Amidon, Palberta, Gulfer, More

NPR Music's Bob Boilen and Marissa Lorusso share songs that call for unity and self-reflection in turbulent times.

New Mix: Maren Morris, Sam Amidon, Palberta, Gulfer, More

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Oct. 2

NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out on Oct. 2 include the latest from West Coast rapper YG, the K-pop group BLACKPINK, Icelandic singer Jónsi and more.

New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Oct. 2

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

We pick our favorite music released in September 2020, featuring Cuban hip-hop artist La Dame Blanche, Masego's summer wanderlust, Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker and a reimagined mass.

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

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New Mix: Fleet Foxes, Kurt Vile With John Prine, Shamir, Beabadoobee, More

All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks, including a collaboration between Kurt Vile and John Prine, queer country from Shamir, the gorgeous harmonies of Fleet Foxes and more.

New Mix: Fleet Foxes, Kurt Vile With John Prine, Shamir, Beabadoobee, More

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Public Enemy. Their latest release, What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down, is on our list of the best new albums out on Sept. 25. Eitan Miskevich/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Sept. 25

NPR Music's picks for the best albums out on Sept. 25 include a long-awaited release from Sufjan Stevens, a searing new work from Public Enemy, the pop singer Joji and more.

New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Sept. 25

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Yusuf Cat Stevens On Remaking 'Tea For The Tillerman' 50 Years Later

In a conversation with All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen, Yusuf Cat Stevens explains how — and why — he decided to re-record his landmark album a half-century after it was first released.

Yusuf Cat Stevens On Remaking 'Tea For The Tillerman' 50 Years Later

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New Music Friday: The Top 9 Albums Out On Sept. 18

NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out on Sep. 18 include a long-awaited, self-titled release from Alicia Keys, PC Music's A.G. Cook, a rediscovered Thelonious Monk recording and more.

New Music Friday: The Top 9 Albums Out On Sept. 18

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