Bob Boilen

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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.


Jeff Tweedy On Anxiety, Addiction And A Lifetime Making Art

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tweedy has written a book that's incredibly open-hearted and honest, filled with stories of insecurities, drug dependencies and thoughtful reflections.


First Watch: Bill Baird's 'Facial Disc' Gets Swallowed By Internet

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Bill Baird's music and visuals are filled with a world of hypnotic patterns and abstract scenes.


Guest DJ: boygenius

Monday, November 19, 2018

The trio of Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers share the songs they love most and talk about the ways they inspire each other in their new band, boygenius.


Boygenius: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, November 16, 2018

Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers are all Tiny Desk alum, but here they play together at NPR for the first time as boygenius, one of this year's best surprises.


How The Beatles Made 'The White Album'

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Producer Giles Martin shares the remarkable stories, early demos, outtakes and stunning new mixes from the just-released deluxe version of the album.


Bernie And The Believers Feat. Essence: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, November 12, 2018

The story of Bernie and the Believers is the story of Bernie Dalton's diagnosis of Lou Gehrig's disease and compassionate friends making his dream come true and his songs come to life.