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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All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen looks at some of the most anticipated CDs due out this fall, with reviewers Tom Moon, Will Hermes, and Meredit...

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  • Added: Sep 23, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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Hear new music from Land of Talk, Jesse Sykes, Jesus H Christ, Ray LaMontagne, U. Shrinivas and a new reissue from Creedence Clearwater Revival.

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke shares some of his favorite music with All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.

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  • Added: Sep 09, 2008
  • Length: 28:58
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On this edition of All Songs Considered, host Bob Boilen looks back at the decade of synth pop, hair metal, and hardcore with guests Carrie Brownst...

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  • Added: Sep 03, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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Hear new music from Ra Ra Riot, Jenny Lewis, Juana Molina, High Places, Laura Marling, and the Portland Cello Project.

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  • Added: Aug 27, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
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Hear new music from Okkervil River, Of Montreal, Jeff Hanson. The Walkmen, The Broken West, as well as live concert exerpts from Steve Earle and Gi...

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  • Added: Aug 20, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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Hear new music from Brian Eno and David Byrne, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Van Dyke Parks and Inara George, Avett Brothers, and a live performance from Sh...

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
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Randy Newman stopped by to DJ an episode of All Songs Considered and talk about his favorite songs, as well as the musicians who've shaped his musi

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
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Hear a preview the Tom Waits concert available from All Songs, as well as new music from The Silent Years, NOMO, and more.

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  • Added: Jul 29, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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Hear new music from Podington Bear, Doveman, Tilly and the Wall, and more.

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
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On this edition of All Songs Considered, NPR Music producer Lars Gotrich sits down with host Bob Boilen and talks about some of the artists he thin...

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  • Added: Jul 14, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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Listeners help All Songs Considered pick the best CDs of 2008, so far, including Panic at the Disco, Santogold, and Girl Talk.

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  • Added: Jul 08, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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Hear new music from Seun Kuti, Ponytail, Bonnie Prince Billy, Eef Barzelay, and a reissue from The Watersons.

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  • Added: Jul 01, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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On this edition of All Songs Considered, host Bob Boilen talks with several reviewers about the summer's most anticipated CD releases.

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  • Added: Jun 24, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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New music from Sigur Ros, Dandy Warhols, Wolf Parade, Eric Chenaux, Paolo Angeli, and a look back at Sparks.

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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On this edition of All Songs Considered, we look back at the defining music of those generations and ask guests what the soundtrack is for the curr...

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  • Added: Jun 10, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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Host Bob Boilen plays new music from Ratatat, Atlas Sound, Dr. Dog, Thao, Spiritualized, Adem.

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  • Added: Jun 04, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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Host Bob Boilen plays new music from Sam Phillips, Mates of State, Rupa and the April Fishes, and Rachel Taylor Brown as well as reissues from Jeth...

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  • Added: May 27, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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Renown producer T-Bone Burnett shares some of his favorite songs and talks about his new solo release, Tooth of Crime.

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  • Added: May 20, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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This week's edition of All Songs Considered is full of surprises: great music from bands we'd never heard of before.

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  • Added: May 13, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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