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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New music from Grizzly Bear, Ceu, Emma Pollack, Valerie Project and Lucinda Blackbear.

Bought by KTRL, WFSU, KISU, and WUKY


  • Added: Nov 19, 2007
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 4
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Host Bob Boilen chats with The Go! Team's Ian Parton about music and his band.

Bought by KTRL, WFSU, KISU, and WUKY


  • Added: Nov 12, 2007
  • Length: 29:00
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Host Bob Boilen talks to Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst about his favorite music.

Bought by KTRL, WFSU, KISU, and WUKY


  • Added: Nov 06, 2007
  • Length: 28:54
  • Purchases: 4
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Host Bob Boilen sits down with Swedish pop artist Jens Lekman.

Bought by KTRL, WFSU, KISU, and WUKY


  • Added: Oct 29, 2007
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 4
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Hear a rare re-issue from David Byrne, plus new music from the band Beirut, Tender Forever, Nellie McKay, Dirty Projectors and Shivaree

Bought by KTRL, WFSU, and WUKY


  • Added: Oct 19, 2007
  • Length: 28:52
  • Purchases: 3
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Hear new music from Radiohead, Snapline, Jolie Holland and Booker T Jones, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and Youssou N'Dour.

Bought by KTRL, WFSU, and WUKY


  • Added: Oct 15, 2007
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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New music by Caribou, Cass McCombs, Sunset Rubdown, Richard Hawley, PJ Harvey, and a tribute to R.E.M.'s 'Automatic for the People.'

Bought by KTRL, WFSU, and WUKY


  • Added: Oct 09, 2007
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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New music from Robert Plant, Mark Ronson, Martin Simpson, Small Sins, Georgie James and Doveman.

Bought by KTRL, WUKY, and WFSU


  • Added: Oct 02, 2007
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Bob Boilen discusses music from Louis Prima, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Pieta Brown and Joe Henry.

Bought by KTRL, WFSU, and WUKY


  • Added: Sep 24, 2007
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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New music from Jens Lekman, Nick Lowe, Kevin Drew, Jose Gonzalez, Steve Earle, Vic Chesnutt and Rotary Downs.

Bought by KTRL, WFSU, and WUKY


  • Added: Sep 17, 2007
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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New music from The New Pornographers, Bishop Allen, Josh Ritter, Manu Chao, The Go! Team and Extra Golden.

Bought by KTRL, WFSU, and WUKY


  • Added: Sep 10, 2007
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Host Bob Boilen talks with sitar master Anoushka Shankar. She shares some of the musicians that have inspired her.

Bought by KTRL, KISU, WFSU, and WUKY


  • Added: Aug 30, 2007
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 4
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New music from Stars, Anoushka Shankar, Iron and Wine, Floratone, Rilo Kiley, Animal Collective and Maps

Bought by KTRL, WFSU, and WUKY


  • Added: Aug 27, 2007
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Host Bob Boilen chats with the All Songs summer intern, Patrick Frank, about new music from Vampire Weekend, Queens of the Stone Age, Dan Deacon, J...

Bought by KTRL, WFSU, KISU, and WUKY


  • Added: Aug 20, 2007
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Host Bob Boilen talks with NPR reviewers about the music ASC's missed, so far, in 2007.

Bought by KTRL, WFSU, New Hampshire Public Radio, KISU, KBUT and more


  • Added: Aug 13, 2007
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Music from Flight of the Conchords, Sambassadeur, The Real Tuesday Weld, Fats Domino, Charles Mingus, Stephen Stills, and Sonic Youth's Thurston Mo...

Bought by KTRL, WFSU, KBUT, KISU, and WUKY


  • Added: Aug 06, 2007
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Music from Okkervil River, Peel, Stile Antico, Architecture in Helsinki, David Dondero, Bob Brozman, and John Vanderslice.

Bought by KTRL, WFSU, WUKY, and KISU


  • Added: Jul 30, 2007
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Host Bob Boilen talks with Joanna Newsom about her new album, 'Ys,' and she shares some of the artists that inspired her music.

Bought by KTRL, KBUT, WFSU, KISU, and WUKY


  • Added: Jul 23, 2007
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Music from Spoon, The Field, Laurie Anderson, Mushroom & Eddie Gale, Interpol, Smashing Pumpkins

Bought by KTRL, WFSU, KISU, and WUKY


  • Added: Jul 16, 2007
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Live Earth founder Kevin Wall, Paste magazine editor Josh Jackson and musician Alejandro Escovedo talk about music's role in bringing about change.

Bought by WSLR, KTRL, KBUT, WFSU, WFIU and more


  • Added: Jul 09, 2007
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 7