Bob Boilen

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A New Song By The Wild Reeds Honors The Group's Magnificent Voices

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Wild Reeds honor the "holy experience of creativity" with a new song and a new album. Hear why more than 500,000 fans have watched the band's Tiny Desk Concert.


Our Top Discoveries From globalFEST 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Every January, we hear some of the world's tastiest acts at a one-night showcase in Manhattan. From Korean folk songs spun into glam-rock glitter to blazing Cuban brass, this year was no exception.


Donny McCaslin: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, January 09, 2017

Hear McCaslin, the saxophonist and bandleader whose group backed David Bowie on Blackstar, near the anniversary of that album's release. Selections include an instrumental take on Bowie's "Lazarus."


Interview: Julien Baker Signs To Matador, Shares New Song

Friday, January 06, 2017

We have a candid interview with Julien Baker, a young singer of sad, thoughtful songs. Her new song, "Funeral Pyre," is being released on the storied independent label Matador Records.


Declan McKenna: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Hear the spirited young singer-songwriter take on religion, poverty and politics, armed with just a guitar and some unrelenting hooks.


Our Favorite Interviews Of 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Here's a second chance to listen to inspiring conversations with veteran musicians like Paul McCartney and Jonny Greenwood, as well as newer visionaries like AURORA and Danny Brown.


Bob Boilen's Top 40 Songs Of 2016

Monday, December 26, 2016

The All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk host shares the songs set you up for a brilliant climax and an unforgettable chorus.


Bon Iver, Live In Concert

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Watch Bon Iver play a full concert, including songs from 22, A Million, at Pioneer Works, a cavernous warehouse in Brooklyn, N.Y.


The Martin Atkins Minute: 'Bad Day'

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The onetime Public Image Ltd. drummer tells the story of how he wound up digging ditches for Bon Jovi's drummer in New Jersey. It's sure to put you in the holiday spirit.


The Oh Hellos: Holiday Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, December 19, 2016

The nine-piece, family-centered band returns to the NPR Music offices to fill the air with fake snow and real joy.


Poll Results: All Songs Considered Listeners' Favorite 100 Albums Of 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Some years these polls aren't even close, but this time it was a tight race for our listeners' top five most popular albums of 2016.


First Watch: Lydia Ramsey, 'Ghosts'

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Hear an old voice from a new singer, accompanied by a visual ghost story shot against a barren landscape in Washington state.


The Tiny Desk Contest Is Back!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Send us a video of you or your band playing an original song behind a desk of your choosing. You could win a chance to play your own Tiny Desk concert.


Remembering Greg Lake, The 'Lucky Man'

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Emerson Lake & Palmer's singer and co-creator, who died Wednesday, was at the forefront of a movement that took rock in a new literate — and liberating — direction.


Bob Boilen's Top 10 Albums Of 2016

Thursday, December 08, 2016

The All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk host shares his favorite recordings of the year.


All Songs Considered: The Year In Music 2016

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

We take a chronological audio stroll through 2016, looking at memorable moments and important releases with NPR Music's Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson.


Pinegrove: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, December 02, 2016

There's a confessional quality to the songs of Pinegrove that feels reassuring. Watch the New Jersey band squeeze four songs into a scrappy, warmhearted 13-minute set.


All Songs +1: Peter Silberman On Compassion, Impermanence And Hearing Loss

Thursday, December 01, 2016

The Antlers' singer discusses coming back to music after temporarily losing his hearing and how that's changed his sound.


Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Live In Concert

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Watch the singer and her band perform three ferocious songs from her "Lincoln Center Out Of Doors" set, recorded live at New York's Damrosch Park.


New Mix: Laura Marling, Weyes Blood, Sam Phillips, More

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

On this week's show: Songs about the indomitable human spirit. Plus, music plucked from a honey jar (seriously).