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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Geoff Barrow and Adrian Utley of the trip-hop group Portishead talk with All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen about their new album and play their ...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, KTRL, and KRCC-FM


  • Added: May 06, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Bob Boilen introduces new music from Laura Gibson, Tim Fite, The Black Keys, Gnarls Barkley, Circulatory System, Elf Power, and Etran Finatawa.

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  • Added: Apr 30, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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Colin Meloy, frontman for The Decemberists, shares some of his favorite songs and stories with host Bob Boilen.

Bought by KTRL and KRCC-FM


  • Added: Apr 22, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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New music from Devotchka, Colin Meloy, Make A Rising, Man Man, The Raconteurs, and Peter Fedofsky.

Bought by KTRL and KRCC-FM


  • Added: Apr 08, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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Ray Davies, former frontman for The Kinks, shares some of the songs that have inspired him over the years with All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.

Bought by Prairie Public, KFOK-LPFM, WORT, KTRL, KGLT and more


  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 28:58
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Host Bob Boilen talks to Song of the Day curator Stephen Thompson and Monitor Mix blogger Carrie Brownstein about their experiences at the SXSW Fes...

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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Host Bob Boilen shares music picks from NPR listeners.

Bought by KTRL, KISU, WFSU, WVPE, and KRCC-FM


  • Added: Mar 18, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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Host Bob Boilen chats with music producer Stephen Thompson and NPR Music blogger Carrie Brownstein about the music of the SXSW Festival.

Bought by KTRL and KRCC-FM


  • Added: Mar 11, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
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New music by The Raveonettes, Toumani Diabate, Punch Brothers, A.A. Bondy, 17 Hippies, and Steven Bernstein.

Bought by KTRL, KVNF, and KRCC-FM


  • Added: Mar 03, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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New music from Dengue Fever, the Cowboy Junkies, Black Mountain, The Mountain Goats, Beach House, and Otis Taylor.

Bought by KTRL, WCBE, KISU, WFSU, and KRCC-FM


  • Added: Feb 25, 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: Feb 19, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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Host Bob Boilen talks about he evolution of British and Irish folk music with Myron Bretholz and Gus Voorhees.

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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All Songs Considered listeners shared their favorite band they think few others have heard.

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, KTRL, WFSU, KISU, and KRCC-FM


  • Added: Feb 04, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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New music from Andy Palacio, Patty Larkin, Lightspeed Champion, Ray Davies, and Hot Chip.

Bought by KTRL, WFSU, and KISU


  • Added: Feb 01, 2008
  • Length: 28:59
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New music from the 'Juno' soundtrack, The Heavy Circles, Telepathe, Palms, Ilya E. Monosov, and Ringo Starr.

Bought by KTRL, WFSU, KISU, KRCC-FM, and WUKY


  • Added: Jan 22, 2008
  • Length: 28:24
  • Purchases: 5
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New music from Magnetic Fields, Peter Gabriel, Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver, and Fire on Fire. Plus, a reissue of rare live recordings by Billie Holiday.

Bought by KTRL, WFSU, KISU, WUKY, and KRCC-FM


  • Added: Jan 14, 2008
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Producer Mark Ronson sits in with host Bob Boilen to share some of his work and his favorite artists old and new.

Bought by KTRL, WFSU, KISU, WUKY, and KRCC-FM


  • Added: Jan 04, 2008
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 5
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All Songs Considered fans pick their top CDs of 2007.

Bought by KTRL, KISU, KTNA, WEPS, and WUKY


  • Added: Dec 27, 2007
  • Length: 29:06
  • Purchases: 5
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A holiday mix featuring The Knife, Magnetic Fields and more.

Bought by KBBI, KISU, KTRL, KTNA, WUKY and more


  • Added: Dec 17, 2007
  • Length: 28:52
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Host Bob Boilen is joined by NPR reviewers Will Hermes, Meredith Ochs, Tom Moon and Monitor Mix blogger Carrie Brownstein to discuss 2007's most in...

Bought by KTRL, KSJD, and WUKY


  • Added: Dec 11, 2007
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3