All Songs Considered from NPR Music

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All Songs Considered is NPR's guide to discovering new music below the top 40 radar.

All Songs Considered is NPR's guide to discovering new music below the radar. Every week, host Bob Boilen and producer Robin Hilton go through hundreds of new cds to find sneak previews of music that's worth getting excited about, whether it's the latest Swedish pop band, a hip hop artist going ambient, or a singer-songwriter with a twisted new take on love. Sometimes, artists or critics stop by All Songs Considered with their top picks. It?s the perfect show for listeners who want to stay current, but don?t have the time.

All Songs Considered started as an online show in 2000 after receiving countless letters from listeners who wanted to know more about the music played between stories on NPR's evening news program, All Things Considered. Now All Songs Considered has become a destination for artists such as Lily Allen or Bright Eyes to spin their favorite tunes, or musicians such as Wilco, Bjork Sigur Ros or Ben Gibbard webcast their live concerts. It is a show that one week can feature the music of Portugal and the next feature the White Stripes or Andrew Bird.


All Songs Considered has a dedicated and growing online audience: Hundreds of thousands listen to All Songs Considered on the web and via podcast every month and the All Songs podcast is consistently ranked the #1 music podcast in iTunes. You can visit All Songs Considered online at http://www.npr.org/programs/asc/.


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All Songs Considered is NPR's guide to discovering new music below the radar. Every week, host Bob Boilen and producer Robin Hilton go through hundreds of new cds to find sneak previews of music that's worth getting excited about, whether it's the latest Swedish pop band, a hip hop artist going ambient, or a singer-songwriter with a twisted new take on love. Sometimes, artists or critics stop by All Songs Considered with their top picks. It?s the perfect show for listeners who want to stay current, but don?t have the time. All Songs Considered started as an online show in 2000 after receiving countless letters from listeners who wanted to know more about the music played between stories on NPR's evening news program, All Things Considered. Now All Songs Considered has become a... Show full description


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Caption: Bob Dylan's Together Through Life
It's hard to believe, but in a career spanning five decades, Bob Dylan has released more than 30 studio albums, and dozens of other live recordings...

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: K'Naan performing at SXSW, Credit: Joel Didriksen/kingpinphoto.com
Host Bob Boilen recounts the best live concert moments from NPR Music's coverage of the South by Southwest Festival.

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2009
  • Length: 28:59
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On this edition of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen continues the conversation with NPR Monitor Mix blogger Carrie Brownstein, producer and Sec...

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2009
  • Length: 28:59
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Caption: Bonnie "Prince" Billy's new album, Beware
The singer shares some of his favorite music with All Songs Considered.

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2009
  • Length: 28:59
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On this edition of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen chats with NPR Monitor Mix blogger Carrie Brownstein, producer and Second Stage host Robin ...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2009
  • Length: 28:59
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On this edition of All Songs Considered we've got an eclectic mix of live performances for you: Legendary crooner Tom Jones plays at the desk of ho...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2009
  • Length: 28:59
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Hear a sneak preview of Middle Cyclone, the heartbreakingly beautiful new album from chanteuse Neko Case. Also on the show: M. Ward offers a live, ...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2009
  • Length: 28:59
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Laura Gibson is about to release one of the year's most breathtaking albums. Hear a preview of the quiet masterpiece, Beasts of Seasonson this edit...

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2009
  • Length: 28:59
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Host Bob Boilen chats with Monitor Mix blogger Carrie Brownstein, All Songs Considered producer Robin Hilton and Song of the Day editor Stephen Tho...

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  • Added: Feb 11, 2009
  • Length: 28:59
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Next month The Decemberists will debut their new album, The Hazards Of Love, live, in its entirety, at this year's South by Southwest festival. In ...

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  • Added: Feb 11, 2009
  • Length: 28:59
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The New York-based band Beirut travels to Mexico for its latest album. Also an ambitious debut release from the 7-piece, Nashville-based ensemble D...

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  • Added: Jan 28, 2009
  • Length: 28:59
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Host Bob Boilen shares the dulcet tones of Winston... a pug, singing "Up On The Housetop." Electro-pop mashup genius The Real Tuesday Weld re-imagi...

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  • Added: Dec 17, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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Hear a spectacular live recording of Neil Young performing in 1968, new music from Loney Dear, Asa, Franco, Max Richter and Musee Mecanique.

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
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As we compile our ballot for the year's best albums, NPR listeners have been helping us find some of those buried and overlooked musical gems.

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  • Added: Nov 11, 2008
  • Length: 28:58
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On this edition of All Songs Considered we continue our talk with NPR reviewer and author Tom Moon about his new book, 1,000 Recordings To Hear Bef...

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  • Added: Nov 04, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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Hear concert highlights from the recent Elephant 6 Orchestra tour plus new music from I'm from Barcelona, Lykke Li, Wild Beasts and School of Seven...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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Hear new music from Paul McCartney as The Fireman, Oasis, Simon Bookish, Bombazine Black, Wreckless Eric/Amy Rigby, and Lambchop.

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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On this edition of All Songs Considered, we talk with Tom Moon about his new book, 1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die, and listen to some of t...

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  • Added: Oct 14, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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Hear new music from Antony and the Johnsons, Wovenhand, Buena Vista Social Club, Scott Jared, Super XX Man, and Dead Confederate.

Bought by KTRL and KGLT


  • Added: Oct 07, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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he singer shares some of this favorite songs with Al Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, KTRL, and KGLT


  • Added: Oct 01, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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