Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

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).


Margo Price: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, November 28, 2016

On the morning after Election Day, the Nashville musician and her band visited the Tiny Desk to play three cathartic country songs loaded with new political meaning.


Yusuf / Cat Stevens Lovingly Remakes His Very First Song For Third Man Records

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

While in Nashville, Yusuf / Cat Stevens was asked by Jack White's Third Man Records to do something special. The result is this remake of a song released 50 years ago, "I Love My Dog."


New Mix: Some Of The Best Songs We Missed This Year

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Before being consumed by our year-end coverage, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton hit the pause button to catch up on some of the great music they missed this year.


New Music From Sylvan Esso = More Bubbly Joy

Friday, November 18, 2016

The quirky North Carolina duo's new song "Kick Jump Twist" will improve your morning.


First Watch: L.A. Salami, 'Going Mad As The Street Bins'

Thursday, November 17, 2016

This British songwriter channels the fierceness first heard in Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited, but this has the prowess of today's best hip-hop.