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All Songs Considered

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Since launching in 2000, All Songs Considered has been NPR's flagship program for music discovery, artist interviews and conversations with friends and fellow music lovers about the really big questions, like what was the best decade for music, are there albums everyone can agree on, and what do you put on when you need a good cry? Weekly, with host Robin Hilton and the NPR Music family.

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Episodes

Songs to make you laugh, with 'Weird Al' Yankovic

54m · Published 09 Apr 07:00
"Weird Al" Yankovic helps curate a mix of some of the funniest songs of all time, from classics like Tom Lehrer's "The Elements," to more fringe discoveries from The Hazzards, Tonio K. and more.
Featured artists and songs :
1. Tonio K: "H-A-T-R-E-D"
2. Robbie Fulks: "Fountains of Wayne Hotline"
3. Tenacious D: "Tribute"
4. Spike Jones: "Der Fuehrer's Face"
5. Bill Oddie: "BLIMPHT"
6. The Hazzards: "Just A Temp"
7. Garfunkel and Oates: "Google"
8. Tom Lehrer: "The Elements"
9. Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Erika Henningsen, Ashley Park & Busy Philipps: "Famous 5eva"
10. Flight of the Conchords: "Hiphopopotamus Vs. Rhymenocerous (Featuring Rhymenocerous And The Hiphopapoatumus)"
11. Shel Silverstein: "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take The Garbage Out"
12. Weird Al: "One More Minute"
13. Weird Al: "The Saga Continues"
14. Bad Lip Reading: "Seagulls! (Stop It Now)"
15. Fun With Animals: "Goin' To Pasadena"
16. Spinal Tap: "Big Bottoms"
17. The Lonely Island: "Lazy Sunday"
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New Music Friday: The best albums out April 5

40m · Published 05 Apr 07:00
It's a big week for fans of early aughts rock bands, with new releases from The Black Keys and Vampire Weekend hitting streaming services. Kick back with NPR Music's Stephen Thompson and World Cafe host Raina Douris as they run through the new albums you need to know about.
Featured albums:
1. The Black Keys, ' Ohio Players'
2. Vampire Weekend, ' Only God Was Above Us'
3. Katie Pruitt, ' Mantras'
4. Khruangbin, ' A La Sala'
Other notable releases for April 5, 2024:
• Phosphorescent, 'Revelator' • Grace Cummings , ' Ramona '
• Young Miko, ' att.'
• Adam Wiltzie, 'Eleven Fugues For Sodium Pentothal '
• Fabiana Palladino, s/t
• Vegyn, 'The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions '
• Benson Boone, 'Fireworks and Rollerblades' • Jane Weaver, 'Love in Constant Spectacle'
• José James, '1978'
• Lizzy McAlpine, 'Older'
• Melissa Aldana, 'Echoes of the Inner Prophet'
• Mount Kimbie, 'The Sunset Violent'
• Pernice Brothers, 'Who Will You Believe'
• Sheila E., 'Bailar'
• Sinkane, 'We Belong'
• TisaKorean, 'MUMU 8818'
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Tracing the history of Latino artists making country music

37m · Published 04 Apr 07:00
The release of Beyoncés Cowboy Carter has sparked a national conversation about who gets to sing country music and the complex roots of the genre. Which got Alt.Latino thinking — what about the Latinos in country?
This week, Anamaria Sayre and Felix Contreras travel to Austin, Texas to speak with AmeriChicana musician Carrie Rodriguez about the difference between violin and fiddle, strings and "strangs," and who gets to play country music.
Songs featured:
•Carin Leon, Leon Bridges: "It Was Always You (Siempre Fuiste Tu)"
•Cuco Sanchez: "La Cama de Piedra"
•Merle Haggard: "Big City"
•Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys: "San Antonio Rose"
•Robert Earl Keen: "Feelin' Good Again"
•Chip Taylor, Carrie Rodriguez: "Dirty Little Texas Story"
•Eva Garza: "Quiero Verte Una Vez Mas"
•Rick Trevino: "Doctor Time"
•Ruben Ramos: "Crying Time"
•Sammy Arriaga: "Tennessee Whiskey - Spanglish"
•The Mavericks: "There Goes My Heart"
•Louie TheSinger: "Come and Take It"
•Carrie Rodriguez: "I Dreamed I Was Lola Beltran"

Audio for this episode of Alt.Latino was edited and mixed by Joaquin Cotler. Hazel Cills is the podcast editor and digital editor for Alt.Latino , and our project manager is Grace Chung. NPR Music's executive producer is Suraya Mohamed. Our VP of Music and Visuals is Keith Jenkins.
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Everything you need to know about Beyoncé's 'Cowboy Carter'

34m · Published 03 Apr 07:00
Our friends at Pop Culture Happy Hour dig into the highly anticipated Cowboy Carter and consider whether Beyoncé is knocking down the doors of the country establishment, or looking for validation.
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The Contenders Vol. 6: The songs we can't stop playing this week

44m · Published 02 Apr 07:00
We update our running list of the year's best songs with Charlotte Day Wilson's beguiling "Canopy," wry punk from Gustaf, a breathtaking new solo work from Adrianne Lenker and more.
Featured artists and songs :
1. Gustaf: "Starting and Staring," from 'Package, Pt. 2'
2. Mustafa: "Imaan" (Single)
3. Adrianne Lenker: "No Machine," from 'Bright Future'
4. Charlotte Day Wilson: "Canopy," from 'Cyan Blue'
5. Gary Clark Jr.: "Maktub," from 'JPEG RAW'
6. Nourished by Time: "Hell of a Ride," from 'Catching Chickens'
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What do we really want from Shakira?

23m · Published 30 Mar 07:00
Shakira just released her first album in seven years, Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran , and most listeners and critics have high praise. But this episode of Alt.Latino puts the record to the test.
Felix Contreras, Anamaria Sayre and NPR's Isabella Gomez Sarmiento talk about what makes a Shakira record a Shakira record , how pop artists reinvent themselves and loving your favorite artists even if you don't always love their music.
Songs featured in this episode:
•Shakira: "Puntería"
•Shakira: "La Fuerte"
•Shakira: "Obtener un Si"
•Shakira: "El Jefe"
•Paul Simon: "You Can Call me Al"
•Shakira: "Cómo Dónde y Cuándo"
•Santana: "Smooth"
•Shakira: "Cohete"
•Karol G, Shakira: "TQG"
•Miles Davis: "Bitches Brew"
•Shakira: "Monotonía"
•Shakira: "Escondite Ingles"
Audio for this episode of Alt.Latino was edited and mixed by Joaquin Cotler. Hazel Cills is the podcast editor and digital editor for Alt.Latino, and our project manager is Grace Chung. NPR Music's executive producer is Suraya Mohamed. Our VP of Music and Visuals is Keith Jenkins.
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New Music Friday: The best albums out March 29

41m · Published 29 Mar 10:08
Beyoncé's breathlessly-anticipated Act II: Cowboy Carter is finally here, and NPR Music's Sheldon Pearce shares his initial reactions after staying up late to listen to the album as soon as it hit streaming services.
But Queen Bey isn't the only artist with a new album worthy of discovery and dissection this week, and Sheldon is joined by Ann Powers to talk about a handful of other albums that deserve celebration. Those include a pair of albums — by Reyna Tropical and Kelly Moran — shaped by tragedy and its aftermath.
Featured albums:
1. Beyoncé, Act II: Cowboy Carter
2. Reyna Tropical: Malegría
3. Kelly Moran: Moves in the Field
4. Chastity Belt: Live, Laugh, Love
Other notable releases for March 29, 2024:
• Alejandro Escovedo, Echo Dancing
• Chicano Batman , Notebook Fantasy
• Dawn Landes, The Liberated Woman's Songbook
• Jim White, All Hits: Memories
• Kenny Chesney, BORN
• Rico Nasty & Boys Noize, HVRDC0RE DR3MZ EP
• Ride, Interplay
• Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Revelations
• Shabazz Palaces, Exotic Birds of Prey
• Sheryl Crow, Evolution
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Relax: Songs to calm the nerves

1h 2m · Published 26 Mar 07:00
It's music to the rescue on this week's All Songs Considered , with a mix of songs to slow the blood, including the one track scientists believe can reduce anxiety by up to 65%.
Featured songs and artists:
• Marconi Union: "Weightless"
• Mary Lattimore: "Wawa by the Ocean" from 'Collected Pieces'
• Van-Anh Nguyen and Noshika Masuda: "Spiegel im Spiegel" by Arvo Pärt
• Brian McBride: "Girl Nap" from 'The Effective Disconnect'
• Laraaji: "Meditation No. 1" from 'Day of Radiance'
• Arooj Aftab: "Saans Lo" from 'Vulture Prince'
• Eluvium: "One" from 'Talk Amongst The Trees'
• Enya: "Watermark" from 'Watermark'
• Adele: "Somoene Like You" from '21'
• Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, John Pritchard & London • Philharmonic Orchestra: "O Mio babbino caro" from 'Kiri Te Kanawa Sings Puccini and Verdi'
• Yo La Tengo: "Our Way To Fall" from 'And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out'
• Cassandra Jenkins: "Hard Drive" from 'An Overview of Phenomenal Nature'
• Ruth Laredo: "Clair de Lune" from 'My First Recital'
• Rachika Nayar: "Our Wretched Fantasy" from 'Heaven Come Crashing'
• Radiohead: "Everything in its Right Place" from 'Kid A'
• Clem Snide: "Nick Drake Tape" from 'A Beautiful EP'
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In conversation: Tierra Whack opens up

56m · Published 23 Mar 07:00
NPR Music's Rodney Carmichael interviews the rap visionary about her new album, faking it until you make it and why success breeds suicidal thoughts.
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New Music Friday: The best albums out March 22

45m · Published 22 Mar 07:00
Though it isn't quite as packed with huge names as last week, we're digging through another robust assortment of terrific albums. Daoud Tyler-Ameen and Stephen Thompson open by hailing Tigers Blood , the latest album from a singer-songwriter — Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee — who sounds more assured and potent than ever.
Plus: inescapably catchy global pop from South African singer Tyla, genre-straddling roots music from Sierra Ferrell, indescribable electronic compositions from Jlin and more.
Featured albums:
1. Waxahatchee, Tigers Blood
2. Tyla, Tyla
3. Sierra Ferrell, Trail of Flowers
4. Jlin, Akoma

Other notable releases for March 22:
• Rosie Tucker, ' Utopia Now!'
• Empress Of, ' For Your Consideration'
• Adrianne Lenker, ' Bright Future'
• The Jesus and Mary Chain, ' Glasgow Eyes'
• Future & Metro Boomin, ' We Don't Trust You'
• SiR, ' HEAVY'
• Good Morning, ' Seven'
• Tatyana, 'It's Over' • Aoife O'Donovan, ' All My Friends'
• Brothers Osborne, ' Break Mine'
• Cakes da Killa, ' Black Sheep'
• Matt Champion (of Brockhampton), ' Mika's Laundry'
• Gary Clark Jr., ' JPEG RAW'
• Glass Beams, ' Mahal'
• Gossip, ' Real Power'
• Julia Holter, ' Something in the Room She Moves'
• Nourished by Time, ' Catching Chickens' EP
• Rosali, ' Bite Down'
• Shakira, ' Las Mujeres La No Lloran'
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All Songs Considered has 524 episodes in total of non- explicit content. Total playtime is 319:31:13. The language of the podcast is English. This podcast has been added on November 28th 2022. It might contain more episodes than the ones shown here. It was last updated on April 9th, 2024 11:15.

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