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Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

All Songs +1: Hozier Meets Tarzan

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Hozier's first new song since his incredible 2014 debut album is a love song written for The Legend of Tarzan. He says he tried to convey the film's mix of love and brutality.

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First Listen: Oh Pep!, 'Stadium Cake'

Thursday, June 16, 2016

On its first full-length album, the Melbourne duo's mostly upbeat music is filled with questions about desire and life's priorities.

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New Mix: The Tallest Man On Earth, The Lemon Twigs, Lisa Hannigan, More

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

On this week's show we share songs about longing, loss and healing, with premieres from The Tallest Man On Earth, LP and more.

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Rob Zombie: 'The Life And Times Of A Teenage Rock God'

Monday, June 13, 2016

Rob Zombie mixes horror, humor and heavy metal in this devilish video for his song "The Life And Times Of A Teenage Rock God."

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Weaves: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, June 10, 2016

The Toronto band displays an eagerness to try on new sounds while always remaining playful and quirky — sometimes loud, sometimes gentle and always a trip.

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All Songs +1: A Conversation With Paul McCartney

Friday, June 10, 2016

Paul McCartney talks about his solo career-spanning compilation Pure McCartney, his creative process, how he stays inspired and why he sometimes thinks he should take songwriting more seriously.

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New Mix: Songs On Letting Go And Believing In Yourself

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

On this week's show: Songs about facing fears, being true to yourself and not worrying what everyone else thinks, plus an interview with singer Angel Olsen about her surprising new single.

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'Pet Sounds' At 50: It Never Gets Old

Thursday, June 02, 2016

The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds is regarded as a seminal album now, but when it came out in 1966, not many noticed. Watch a mini-documentary by those who made the record.

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First Listen: Moon Hooch, 'Red Sky'

Thursday, June 02, 2016

No one makes music like Moon Hooch, a muscular trio whose setup typically consists of two saxophones and a drummer. Its third album feels new, vibrant and essential.

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Andrew Bird: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

For this performance of three new songs, Bird comes with a stripped-down acoustic band: just drums, upright bass and acoustic guitar, with Bird himself on violin.

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Encore Presentation: The Worst Songs Of All Time?

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Carrie Brownstein returns to All Songs to chat about relentless earworms, annoying novelty songs and other songs our hosts think of as quite possibly the worst of all time.

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First Watch: The Wild Reeds, 'Everything Looks Better (In Hindsight)'

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The sound of The Wild Reeds is the sound of three singers propelled by great rhythms and memorable songs. On "Everything Looks Better," they sing of nostalgia and the ways it tricks memories.

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Watch A Video For Quilt's 'Padova'

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Quilt's music can in fact be a comforting blanket and this video, for the song "Padova," turns grief into imagery that is filled with melancholy and humor.

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New Mix: The Monkees, Esmé Patterson, Adia Victoria, Matt The Electrician, More

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

On this week's episode we've got one of the sunniest bands of all time, mesmerizing music from the Sahara and an elegy to growing old.

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The Music That Changed Musicians' Lives

Monday, May 23, 2016

Bob Boilen, host and creator of NPR’s All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concerts, shares reflections from artists and musicians on pivotal moments that inspired their work.

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All Songs +1: A Conversation With Paul Simon

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Paul Simon talks about his upcoming album, Stranger To Stranger, and why it may be his last, at least for a while. He also shares the new song, "The Werewolf."

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First Listen: Big Thief, 'Masterpiece'

Thursday, May 19, 2016

On its debut album, Big Thief sounds warm and muscular, with moments that comfort and explode nestled closely together.

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New Mix: The 1975, SOAK Covers Led Zeppelin, A Home Demo From My Morning Jacket, More

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Host Bob Boilen rejoins co-host Robin Hilton for this week's essential mix of new music, tales from Bob's week on the road and a heart-stopping amount of coffee.

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Gregory Alan Isakov Finds A New Voice With A Symphony

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Stunning imagery and a symphony of sound make this Gregory Alan Isakov video a emotionally charged and poignant musical statement.

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All Songs +1: The Season Of Surprise Albums, From Beyoncé To James Blake

Friday, May 06, 2016

Are you feeling listener fatigue or musical ecstasy from all the surprise album drops? Guess what: It's not over yet.

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