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Bob Boilen

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Photos Needed: We Want Your Sole

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Do a musician's songs sound like the shoes she wears? Help us prove that they do by sending in photos of shoes worn by your favorite bands.

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Courtney Barnett: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, April 14, 2014

Barnett can tell you a story like she's your best friend, provided your best friend is a funny Australian poet. Hear three of her thoughtful, acerbic rambles, including the new "Depreston."

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Song Premiere: José James, 'EveryLittleThing'

Monday, April 14, 2014

While You Were Sleeping, a new album by singer José James out in June, features a surprising and electrifying new sound you can hear in this track, "EveryLittleThing."

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Bob Boilen's Weekly Rainbows

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The albums, videos and musical moments that stopped the All Songs Considered host in his tracks this week. This week: the future of concert visuals and the last song you'll ever hear.

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NPR Music Nominated For Three Webby Awards

Friday, April 11, 2014

A couple of videos we're particularly proud of — a Tiny Desk Concert with OK Go and a Field Recording with Gregory Porter — are up for Webbys this year.

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Eels, 'Mistakes Of My Youth'

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Watch the video for "Mistakes Of My Youth" from The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett, a new album of deeply personal music from Eels.

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The Sole Of A Band, April 9

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Can you tell what a band's music will sound like, just by the shoes they wear? All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen thinks you can.

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Natalie Merchant, 'Giving Up Everything'

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Rarely is an artist as honest and revealing as Natalie Merchant in her new video and song, "Giving Up Everything."

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The Both: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, April 07, 2014

Singer-songwriters Aimee Mann and Ted Leo often reside at opposite ends of the volume knob. What unfolds in this performance isn't compromise, though, so much as a creative challenge.

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The Sole Of A Band, April 3

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Can you tell what a band's music will sound like, just by the shoes they wear? All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen thinks you can.

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The Haden Triplets: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, March 31, 2014

Separately, Petra, Rachel and Tanya Haden have worked on vastly different musical projects. But when they come together to cover classic country music, the result is a treat and a trip in time.

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Question Of The Week: Which Recent Album Will Hold Up The Best?

Monday, March 31, 2014

Forget established classics. What recent album will best stand the test of time?

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Bob Boilen's Weekly Rainbows

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The concerts, songs and musical moments that stopped All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen in his tracks this week, including a breathtaking display by saxophonist Colin Stetson.

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First Listen: Saintseneca, 'Dark Arc'

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Ohio band likes its acoustic music a bit punkish, with stomping feet as a heartbeat to accompany mind-altering words and music.

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Neil Young Wants You To Truly Hear Music

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

"You're listening to a poor Xerox," Young says of the MP3. Watch the singer describe the Pono music player, his attempt to change an audio trend that stresses convenience over quality.

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Hear Neil Young Explain His Pono Music Player At SXSW

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Neil Young wants to start a revolution against the MP3. At SXSW, he debuted his biggest weapon, a high-quality digital audio player and music store he's calling Pono.

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Jake Bugg: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, March 10, 2014

Hear four songs by the 20-year-old English singer-songwriter, whose second album was produced by superproducer Rick Rubin, and whose third is on the way.

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Bob Boilen's Weekly Rainbows

Saturday, March 08, 2014

The concerts, songs and musical moments that stopped All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen in his tracks this week, including an a concert by St. Vincent so good he saw it twice.

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Lowland Hum: Tiny Desk Concert

Thursday, March 06, 2014

It's hard to convey the sound of two people in love, but Lowland Hum does that effortlessly. The married couple's music is mostly unadorned and pure, with considerable attention to detail.

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Asaf Avidan: Tiny Desk Concert

Sunday, March 02, 2014

A well-known Israeli singer, formerly with a folkish rock band called Asaf Avidan & The Mojos, Avidan has a new record and no U.S. record label to put it out. But he's on a solo tour that's stunning.

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