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

All Songs Considered

Upgrade Your Playlist

Singer Jorja Smith. Her latest release, Be Right Back, is on our shortlist of the best albums out on May 14. Bardha Krasniqi/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Bardha Krasniqi/Courtesy of the artist

Tiny Desk Contest Family Hour NPR hide caption

toggle caption
NPR

Tiny Desk Contest Family Hour

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/995402246/996376358" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Dawn Richard takes a selfie with her mom Debbie after NPR Music's Listening Party for Second Line. Courtesy of Dawn Richard hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Dawn Richard

Dawn Richard Documents Her Mother's Dreams

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/994758501/994759194" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

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

toggle caption
Parri Thomas/Courtesy of the artist

Big dreams, Tiny Desk: Starting May 11, you can enter this year's Tiny Desk Contest. NPR hide caption

toggle caption
NPR

Announcing The 2021 Tiny Desk Contest

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/992490353/993605503" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Top row, left to right: Rita Payés, ILoveMakonnen, Flock of Dimes, Zao, Toumani Diabaté, Pom Pom Squad. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artists

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

toggle caption
Jonathan Kise/Courtesy of the artist

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

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/991243810/992276469" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Top row, left to right: Ballaké Sissoko, Lau Noah, Faye Webster; Bottom row: Manchester Orchestra Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artists

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

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/991006294/991163106" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

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

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artist

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

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/989122459/990069145" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Top left: Field Music; Top right: George Martin; Middle: Uwade; Bottom left: Lucy Dacus; Bottom middle: Smoothboi Ezra; Bottom right: Rosie Tucker Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artists

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

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/988850505/988943210" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

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

toggle caption
Michael O'Donnel/Courtesy of the artist

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

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/986868491/987927742" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Clockwise from upper left: Sufjan Stevens, Jess Locke, Squirrrel Flower, Page McConnell, Mabe Fratti Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artists

New Mix: Sufjan Stevens, Phish's Page McConnell, Squirrel Flower, More

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/986835192/987038773" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Rhiannon Giddens recorded her new album, They're Calling Me Home, with her collaborator Francesco Turrisi, in quarantine in Ireland during 2020. Ebru Yildiz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Ebru Yildiz/Courtesy of the artist

The Hong Kong-based singer-songwriter Cehryl. Her latest release, Time Machine, is one of our picks for the best albums out on April 9. Jonny Ho/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Jonny Ho/Courtesy of the artist

Clockwise from upper left: Skullcrusher, Rhiannon Giddens, Wallice, Bachelor (feat. Jay Som and Palehound) and Major Murphy Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artists

New Mix: Rhiannon Giddens, A Jay Som-Palehound Collaboration, First Aid Kit, More

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/984524590/984615955" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Nasty Cherry. Courtesy of Netflix hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Netflix

New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On April 2

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/983447432/983487246" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Clockwise from upper left: IKOQWE, Joyce Wrice, Solomon Fox, Joe'l Young, Hirsch, Floating Points and Pharaoh Sanders. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artists

Jambinai performs at the SXSW Music Festival showcase presented by KoTPA (Korean Traditional Performing Arts Foundation) during SXSW Online on March 16, 2021. SXSW hide caption

toggle caption
SXSW

Couch By Couchwest: Real Discoveries From A Virtual SXSW

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/982259503/982358572" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">