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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Music from Mark Ronson, Mocean Worker, Michael Hearst, Amiina, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, Bryan Ferry and the Tord Gustavsen Trio.

Bought by KTRL, WUKY, WFSU, and WFIU


  • Added: Jul 03, 2007
  • Length: 28:59
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Music from Bjork, Ibrahim Ferrer, Feist, Shearwater, The Jacques Loussier Trio, Podington Bear and Blonde Redhead.

Bought by KTRL, WUKY, and WFSU


  • Added: Jun 26, 2007
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Music from The National, Polyphonic Spree, Travis, Patti Smith, Lightning Dust and two John Lennon covers.

Bought by KTRL, WUKY, WFSU, and KISU


  • Added: Jun 21, 2007
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Part 2 of our Summer Look-Ahead Series featuring Linda Thompson, Paul McCartney and Spoon.

Bought by KTRL, WUKY, WQUB 90.3 FM, WCAI / WNAN, and WFSU


  • Added: Jun 13, 2007
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Part 1 of our Summer Look-Ahead Series featuring Linda Thompson, Paul McCartney, Spoon and more.

Bought by KTRL, WQUB 90.3 FM, WCAI / WNAN, WUKY, WFSU and more


  • Added: Jun 05, 2007
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Bob Boilen discovers the music of Portugal.

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, KTRL, WUKY, WFIU, KSMU and more


  • Added: May 25, 2007
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Killer new music from The White Stripes; So-called "math rock" by the group Battles; A reissue from Emerson, Lake & Palmer; England's intriguing fo...

Bought by KTRL, WUKY, KSMU, and WFSU


  • Added: May 25, 2007
  • Length: 28:56
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All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen introduces some of his favorite new finds, including the controlled chaos of Frog Eyes, melancholy melodies of...

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


  • Added: May 25, 2007
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 5
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All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen introduces some of his favorite new finds, including motown reborn in the music of Ryan Shaw, classic cool fro...

Bought by KTRL, WFIU, WUKY, KSMU, and WFSU


  • Added: May 25, 2007
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 5