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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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out July 3

The best new albums out this week include the posthumous debut studio release from the rapper Pop Smoke, Willie Nelson's 70th solo album, a surprise release from the Japanese experimental band Boris and more.

New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out July 3

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

From the foreboding final track of Run The Jewels' RTJ4 to pianist Jenny Lin's heart-soothing Philip Glass performance to SAULT's timely Untitled (Black Is), hear the voices of the NPR Music staff share their picks.

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

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out June 26

This week's "best new albums" shortlist includes the genre-defying sounds of Arca, Carlos Niño & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson's transporting improvisations, HAIM, sacred soul and more.

New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out June 26

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The Best New Artists Of 2020 (So Far)

There are way more new artists with stunning debuts this year than we could ever fit on a single show. But on this week's All Songs Considered, we share some of the standouts of 2020 (so far).

The Best New Artists Of 2020 (So Far)

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Phoebe Bridgers. Her sophomore full-length, Punisher, is on our shortlist of the week's best new albums. Frank Ockenfels hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On June 19

Our shortlist of the week's best new albums includes a celebration of love from John Legend, a stunning release from Phoebe Bridgers, a long-lost Neil Young record, the Malian singer Oumou Sangaré and more.

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New Mix: H.E.R., Shamir, Gracie And Rachel, More

This week's must-hear mix from All Songs Considered includes music inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, a quarantine anthem, a track that draws on field recordings of bats and more.

New Mix: H.E.R., Shamir, Gracie And Rachel, More

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Chloe x Halle's Ungodly Hour is on our shortlist of the best new albums out June 12. Robin Harper/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On June 12

From new jazz albums from Ambrose Akinmusire and Norah Jones to soothing works from Gia Margaret, Eighth Blackbird and Noveller, here are the best new albums out on June 12.

New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On June 12

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Music For Right Now

On this week's All Songs Considered, we listen as thoughtful musicians express their utter frustrations and fears in the aftermath of George Floyd's death at the hands of the Minneapolis police.

Music For Right Now

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New Music Friday: Run The Jewels

We break format on this week's show for a deeper discussion of RTJ4, an album that speaks directly to both current and historic racism in America, police violence and systemic oppression.

New Music Friday: Run The Jewels

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

At the end of every month, the NPR Music team picks their favorite albums and songs. Their passions vary widely, from Atlanta rapper Deante' Hitchcock to Australian ambient artist Madeleine Cocolas.

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