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Drum Fill Friday, For May 1

Friday, May 01, 2015

Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners this week features a selection of fills handpicked by All Songs Considered co-host Robin Hilton. Hear the drum fill (or intro) and match it to the song.

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All Songs At 15: Stephin Merritt Writes And Records A Song In Two Days

Thursday, April 30, 2015

For this week's Throw Back Thursday we remember a song Stephin Merritt wrote and recorded for us in two days, back in 2007.

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What Song Did You Turn To This Week?

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Is there a song, new or old, that speaks to these times, or captures how you feel about recent world-changing and life-changing events?

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The Good Listener: Why Do People Hate Nickelback So Much?

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hatred of bands is often about association — about the story of ourselves that we're comfortable telling the world.

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Drum Fill Friday, With Cayetana's Kelly Olsen

Friday, April 24, 2015

Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a selection of fills handpicked by Kelly Olsen, drummer for the band Cayetana. Hear the fill (or intro) and match it to the song.

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All Songs At 15: From 2008, Songs Of Hope And Change

Thursday, April 23, 2015

For this week's Throw Back Thursday we remember the music artists were inspired to write after President Obama was first elected.

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The Good Listener: How Much Should I Tip A Street Musician?

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tipping is customary for good service, but not all performances (and performers) are created equal.

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Drum Fill Friday, With Jess Gowrie Of Happy Fangs

Friday, April 17, 2015

Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a selection of fills handpicked by Jess Gowrie, drummer for the band Happy Fangs. Hear the fill and match it to the song.

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Drum Fill Friday, With The Vaccines' Pete Robertson

Friday, April 10, 2015

Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a selection of fills handpicked by Pete Robertson, drummer for the band The Vaccines. Hear a fill and match it to the song.

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All Songs At 15: What A Life Of Rock And Roll Will Do To You

Thursday, April 09, 2015

This week's Throw Back Thursday is offered without comment.

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What's Your Favorite Song This Week?

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Tell us the one song you can't stop listening to this week, whether it's the latest Rihanna ear worm, or some heartbreaking acoustic ballad by a singer hardly anyone has heard.

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The Good Listener: Have All The Good Songs Been Written?

Saturday, April 04, 2015

With so much music in the world, how is it even possible to write something new? Does it matter?

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Drum Fill Friday, For April 3

Friday, April 03, 2015

Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a selection of drum fills handpicked by All Songs Considered co-host Robin Hilton. Hear the fill and match it to the song.

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All Songs At 15: The Civil Wars' Tiny Desk Concert

Thursday, April 02, 2015

For this week's Throw Back Thursday we remember a heartbreakingly beautiful Tiny Desk performance by the now defunct folk duo The Civil Wars, from 2011.

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Can You Name That Musical Prank?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Simple schemers — or criminal scammers? Try and identify the makers of musical mischief in our April Fools' puzzler.

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The Good Listener: How Can I Experience SXSW Without Actually Going?

Saturday, March 14, 2015

There are ways to enjoy the festival vicariously without succumbing to soul-cleaving jealousy.

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Drum Fill Friday, For March 13

Friday, March 13, 2015

Our recurring series for careful listeners, this week featuring a mix of drum fills handpicked by All Songs Considered co-host Robin Hilton. Hear the drum fill (or intro) and match it to the song.

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All Songs At 15: Björk Plays DJ

Thursday, March 12, 2015

For this week's Throwback Thursday we remember a 2009 conversation with Björk. The singer talked about her then new album Voltaic and shared some of her favorite songs by other artists.

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All Songs At 15: Bon Iver And Our First Trip To Austin

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Hardly anyone had heard of Bon Iver when we booked him to play our South By Southwest day party in March 2008. But NPR Music was new to Austin, too.

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Drum Fill Friday With Steve Jordan

Friday, February 27, 2015

Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners features this week a selection of drum fills handpicked by Steve Jordan. Hear the fill and match it to the song.

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