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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The 1975. The English band's latest release, Notes on a Conditional Form, tops our list of the best new albums out on May 22. Jordan Hughes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On May 22

The best albums out this week include The 1975's sprawling masterpiece, Notes On A Conditional Form, the return of Indigo Girls, The Airborne Toxic Event, the rapper Gunna and more.

New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On May 22

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Every Day Feels The Same; Here's Something New

At a time when every day can feel the same, on this week's All Songs Considered you can meet someone new, with a mix of memorable music discoveries.

Every Day Feels The Same; Here's Something New

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Charli XCX. Her latest release, How I'm Feeling Now, tops our list of the best new albums out on May 15. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On May 15

Charli XCX's how i'm feeling now made entirely while quarantined, leads our shortlist of the week's best new albums, along with Jason Isbell, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Perfume Genius and more.

New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On May 15

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Kraftwerk's Remarkable Journey — And Where It Took Us

On this edition of All Songs Considered, we take a musical journey honoring the genius of Kraftwerk's Florian Schneider, who died May 6, just a few days after turning 73.

Kraftwerk's Remarkable Journey — And Where It Took Us

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Little Richard's Life In 10 Songs

On this special edition of All Songs Considered, we look back at the life of rock and roll pioneer Little Richard through 10 of the defining songs of his career.

Little Richard's Life In 10 Songs

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Hayley Williams. Her debut solo album, Petals For Armor, tops this week's list of the best new albums out on May 8. Lindsey Byrnes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 9 Albums Out On May 8

Our shortlist of the best new albums out this week includes a debut solo release from Paramore's Hayley Williams, the latest from R&B singer Kehlani, rapper Bishop Nehru and more.

New Music Friday: The Top 9 Albums Out On May 8

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New Mix: Big Thief, Serpentwithfeet, Chris Funk, More

This week's All Songs Considered includes a surprise drop from Big Thief, a sonic journey from The Decemberists' Chris Funk and some great unknowns.

New Mix: Big Thief, Serpentwithfeet, Chris Funk, More

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Car Seat Headrest. The band's latest, Making a Door Less Open, tops our shortlist of the best new albums out on May 1. Carlos Cruz Sol/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On May 1

The best new albums out this week include an upside down sound from Car Seat Headrest, the technicolor world of Chicano Batman, a mind-blowing debut from actor Caleb Landry Jones and more.

New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On May 1

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The Best Of April, 2020

NPR Music staff pick the music they love best for April 2020. "Dreamsicle" by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, "Only the Strong" from Laura Marling, "Pringle Creek" from Ellis, "Blissful Morning Dream Interpretation Melody" from Discovery Zone, "Como un Dragón" from Rita Indiana, "Look Alive" from Moor Jewelry and "Holy Mother" from Clarice Jensen.

The Best Of April, 2020

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New Mix: Khruangbin, Lucinda Williams, Protomartyr, More

This week's All Songs Considered mix has joy and words of encouragement from Lucinda Williams, a group of artists in Kentucky vowing to "Lift Up Louisville," and more.

New Mix: Khruangbin, Lucinda Williams, Protomartyr, More

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