All Songs Considered Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton spin new music from emerging bands and musical icons.

All Songs Considered

Upgrade Your Playlist

Clockwise from upper left: Julia Jacklin, Steady Holiday & Bedouine, cover art for Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Brian Eno, Jean Dawson Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artists

The 20th anniversary edition of Wilco's 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot,' Julia Jacklin, more

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1125084237/1125216695" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Beth Orton's new record, Weather Alive, finds the singer taking control of her own sound. Eliot Lee Hazel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Eliot Lee Hazel/Courtesy of the artist

New Music Friday: The best releases out Sept. 23

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1124512080/1124535675" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Left: Miya Folick; Top: Will Sheff; Bottom right: Beth Orton; Middle: Courtney Marie Andrews Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artists

New Mix: Will Sheff, Beth Orton, Miya Folick, more

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1123827611/1123961431" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

BLACKPINK's new album is titled Born Pink. YG Entertainment/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
YG Entertainment/Courtesy of the artist

Clockwise from upper left: Anna Tivel, The Comet Is Coming, Winter, Horace Andy Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artists

New Mix: The Comet Is Coming, Anna Tivel, Winter, more

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1122437243/1122448825" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The new album out this week from Ari Lennox is age/sex/location. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artist

New Music Friday: The best releases out Sept. 9

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1121893836/1121922465" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

One of the original works of art created for the Birdsong Project Amy Tan/Courtesy of The Birdsong Project hide caption

toggle caption
Amy Tan/Courtesy of The Birdsong Project

This episode is 'For The Birds'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1121237661/1121349112" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Psalm One's new collaboration with Custom Made is titled Bigg Perrm. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artist

New Music Friday: The best releases out on Sept. 2

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1120593343/1120609548" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The best music released in August features (from top left, clockwise) Tomu DJ, Eli Winter, Julia Jacklin, Tommy McLain, The Alchemist, Roc Marciano and the Mountain Goats. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artists

NPR's favorite music of August, from rocking goats to swamp pop

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1120287334/1120455433" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

J.I.D's new album is titled The Forever Story. David KA/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
David KA/Courtesy of the artist

New Music Friday: The best releases out on Aug. 26

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1119481499/1119494416" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Terence Etc.'s Vortex is one of our picks for the best new albums out on Aug. 19. Alima Lee hide caption

toggle caption
Alima Lee

New Music Friday: The best releases out on Aug. 19

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1118143500/1118153203" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Bella Poarch's debut EP Dolls is on our shortlist of the best releases out on Aug. 12. Marcelo Cantu hide caption

toggle caption
Marcelo Cantu

New Music Friday: The best releases out on Aug. 12

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1116930935/1117109010" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Top row, left to right: Vieux Farka Touré, Hermanos Gutiérrez, dodie; Bottom row, left to right: Young Jesus, Spring Summer, Plains Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artists

New Mix: dodie, Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin, Young Jesus, more

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1116319087/1116397131" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Doechii's she / her / black bitch tops our shortlist of the best new releases out on Aug. 5. Chris Parsons/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Chris Parsons/Courtesy of the artist

New Music Friday: The best releases out on Aug. 5

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1115644007/1115784088" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The best music release in July includes albums by (from top left, clockwise) Maggie Rogers, Caterina Barbieri, Beyoncé, Bear1Boss and Johnny Gandelsman. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artists

NPR's favorite music of July, from thundering pop to ecstatic electronics

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1114298503/1114716108" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Beyoncé's wildly anticipated new album, Renaissance, tops this week's shortlist of the best albums out on July 29. Mason Poole/Parkwood Entertainment hide caption

toggle caption
Mason Poole/Parkwood Entertainment

New Music Friday: The best releases out on July 29

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1114235608/1114295684" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Beyoncé's long-awaited seventh solo album, Act I Renaissance, is due out Friday, July 29. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artist

The power of Beyoncé is about to change music... again

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1113454798/1113458353" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Flo Milli's You Still Here, Ho? tops this week's shortlist of the best albums out on July 22. BANVOA/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
BANVOA/Courtesy of the artist

New Music Friday: The best releases out on July 22

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1112715639/1112844127" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Top row, left to right: The Beths, The 1975, The Black Angels; bottom row, left to right: Danielle Ponder, King Princess, Madi Diaz Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artists

New Mix: The 1975, The Beths, King Princess, Danielle Ponder, more

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1112269948/1112353577" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Lizzo's Special leads our shortlist this week of the best new albums out on July 15. AB+DM! /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
AB+DM! /Courtesy of the artist

New Music Friday: The best releases out on July 15

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1111527919/1111629369" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Top row, left to right: Margo Price, Tianna Esperanza, renforshort; bottom row, left to right: The Mountain Goats, Indigo Sparke Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artists

New Mix: Margo Price, renforshort, The Mountain Goats, Tianna Esperanza, more

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1110810776/1110949077" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Brent Faiyaz's Wasteland tops our shortlist of the best albums out on July 8. Darren Xu/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Darren Xu/Courtesy of the artist

New Music Friday: The best releases out on July 8

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1110253883/1110297086" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">