Bob Boilen

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Have A Few Minutes Of Serious Fun With Bob Mould

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Hüsker Dü legend returns with a new album, a new video, a new single and a new, sunnier outlook that's not dimmed by his obsession with the surveillance state.


Remembering The Beatles' Rooftop Gig, 50 Years Later, With Someone Who Was There

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Ken Mansfield was the U.S. Manager for Apple records when the Beatles played their final gig on a rooftop in London — and one of the few people who was actually with the band to witness it.


New Mix: Better Oblivion Community Center, Bellows, Duster & More

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

On this week's show: new music from Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers who collaborate on a new project they're calling Better Oblivion Community Center, trance guitar from the Saharan region and more.


Blood Orange: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

This Blood Orange Tiny Desk is a beautifully conceived concert showing off the craft and care that has made Devonté Hynes a groundbreaking producer and songwriter.


Hear 2 New Vampire Weekend Songs And A Conversation With Ezra Koenig

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Vampire Weekend frontman shares "2021" and "Harmony Hall" from Father of the Bride, the band's highly anticipated new album.


First Watch: Maya De Vitry's Healing Song And Astonishing Video

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

In this astonishing stop animation video, the Stray Birds singer Maya De Vitry collaborates with visual artist Andrew Benincasa, who poses the question: "How have you felt unseen as a person?"


Hozier To Release First Album In Four Years: Hear His Newest Song

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The new album is due out in March and the first single is "Almost (Sweet Music)."


Aaron Lee Tasjan: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Aaron Lee Tasjan arrived in an ascot and mustard-colored shirt, sporting red, round sunglasses and mutton chops. It was a fashionable nod to the psych-pop and rock sound he brought to the Tiny Desk.


New Mix: Lana Del Rey, Telekinesis, Stella Donnelly, & More

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Our first mix of new music in 2019 includes a spare heartbreaker from Lana Del Rey, the sharp guitar pop of Telekinesis, a candid takedown from Stella Donnelly and more.


Steve Earle Sings To His Hero, Guy Clark

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

At 21, Steve Earle left San Antonio, hitchhiked to Nashville and met his musical hero, Guy Clark, who was playing pool. That was 1974. Now, Earle pays tribute to Guy Clark on his new album, GUY.


No Translations Needed At globalFEST 2019

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

New York's exuberant and smartly programmed annual showcase of musicians from around the world often yields us some of our favorite artist discoveries. The 2019 edition was no exception.


Jen Cloher, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Jen Cloher came to Newport with a fervor matched only by her volume.


Glen Hansard, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

Thursday, December 27, 2018

From a Swell Season favorite and traditional Irish tunes to a live collaboration with The War and Treaty, Glen Hansard's performance was enthralling.


Bob Boilen's Top Albums And Songs Of 2018

Thursday, December 20, 2018

All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares the albums and songs that stood out even if some were more peaceful than explosive.


The All Songs Considered Holiday Cruise 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Steve Martin, John Legend, William Shatner, Lucius and more join hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton for this year's All Songs Considered holiday extravaganza, which unfolds like a bad high school play.


Sole Of A Band 2018: A Year In Shoes And Music

Friday, December 14, 2018

Music and fashion have always been closely connected. Whether an artist chooses a tough-looking shoe or a glittery one is often a reflection of the sound that goes with them.


Poll Results: All Songs Considered Listeners' 100 Favorite Albums Of 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

See which albums and EPs fellow NPR music fans loved the most this year, from Janelle Monáe's Dirty Computer to Kids See Ghosts, Pusha-T, Father John Misty, Lucy Dacus and more.


Glaring Omissions: The Music We Missed In 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

We all had to kill some darlings to finalize NPR Music's list of the Top 50 Albums and Top 100 Songs. Here are the ones that really should have made the cut.


Dirty Projectors: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

The band takes its quirks of production, rhythm and rhyme and brilliantly arranges them to work behind the Tiny Desk.


All Songs Considered: The Year In Music 2018

Monday, December 03, 2018

The All Songs gang looks back at this year's anthems and unmissable milestones, from Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer to Childish Gambino's mind-blowing video for "This Is America," Rosalía, Mitski and more.