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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Tiny Desk Contest Family Hour

We brought together all six Tiny Desk Contest winners for some music and conversation. Hear the songs that earned them a ticket to the Tiny Desk, plus their advice for entering the Contest.

Tiny Desk Contest Family Hour

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New Mix: Torres, The Laura Marling Project LUMP, Rodrigo Amarante And More

All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, including "the most fun song" Torres has ever written, the latest from Laura Marling's project called LUMP and more.

New Mix: Torres, The Laura Marling Project LUMP, Rodrigo Amarante And More

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Dawn Richard Documents Her Mother's Dreams

WNXP's Jewly Hight shares a conversation with electronic dance artist Dawn Richard and her mom Debbie. Her new album, Second Line, grew out of Dawn's desire to better understand where her mom came from and what matters to her.

Dawn Richard Documents Her Mother's Dreams

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The Essex singer Dodie. Her debut full-length, Build A Problem, tops our shortlist of the best new albums out on May 7. Parri Thomas/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On May 7

NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include the intricately detailed pop of Dodie, a posthumous release from legendary drummer Tony Allen, a mind-blower from Daniel Bachman and more.

New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On May 7

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The Best Music Of April: NPR Staff Picks

In April, we adored biting and beautiful indie rock from Pom Pom Squad and Flock of Dimes, witnessed Zao's metallic brutality, were transported by Catalan multi-instrumentalist Rita Payés and kora player Toumani Diabaté, and were reminded why we love ILOVEMAKONNEN.

The Best Music Of April: NPR Staff Picks

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Marie Ulven, who writes and records as girl in red. Her debut full-length, If I Could Make It Go Quiet, is on our shortlist of the best albums out on April 30. Jonathan Kise/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On April 30

NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include girl in red's long-awaited debut, the Flying Lotus soundtrack for Yasuke and more.

New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On April 30

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New Mix: Manchester Orchestra, Ballaké Sissoko, Faye Webster, More

All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, including the calming sounds of Ballaké Sissoko, the plainspoken wisdom of singer Faye Webster and more.

New Mix: Manchester Orchestra, Ballaké Sissoko, Faye Webster, More

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Singer and rapper Houston Kendrick. His new album, Small Infinity, tops our shortlist of the best albums out on April 23. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On April 23

NPR Music's shortlist for the best albums out on April 23 includes Nashville singer and rapper Houston Kendrick's technicolor pop, Malian Kora player Toumani Diabaté, Dinosaur Jr. and more.

New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On April 23

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New Mix: Lucy Dacus, Producer George Martin's Secret 'Ray Cathode' Project, More

All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tunes of the week including a "Hot and Heavy" track from Lucy Dacus, and Beatles producer George Martin's little-known side project, Ray Cathode.

New Mix: Lucy Dacus, Producer George Martin's Secret 'Ray Cathode' Project, More

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U.K. rapper AJ Tracey. His sophomore full-length, Flu Game, is on our shortlist of the best albums out on April 16. Michael O'Donnel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On April 16

NPR Music's picks for the best albums out on April 16 include the latest from UK rapper AJ Tracey, Norah Jones' first-ever live album, a feast of sonic wonders from Son Lux and more.

New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On April 16

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