Bob Boilen

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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New Mix: The Songs Remain The Same, But All The Meanings Have Changed

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

When profound change happens in life, the meaning of the music you hear tends to change, too. On this week's show: Songs both light and dark in a post-election world.

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First Watch: Sinkane, 'U'Huh'

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sinkane's new music is reminiscent of Bob Marley: You'll find a party in the beat, but there's a deeper, hopeful meaning inside this song.

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First Watch: Agnes Obel, 'It's Happening Again'

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Watch a video for an eerie yet comforting song from the Danish singer's new album, Citizen Of Glass.

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Guest DJ: Matty Healy Of The 1975 On Making Music From Now On

Monday, November 14, 2016

The frontman for The 1975 says today's political climate has him thinking more seriously about writing songs that mean something.

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John Paul White: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, November 14, 2016

Formerly half of The Civil Wars, the singer-songwriter returns to perform three rearranged songs from his solo debut, Beulah.

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Guest DJ Nick Mason On Pink Floyd's Early Years

Friday, November 11, 2016

As a gigantic 27-disc box-set history of Pink Floyd is released, the band's drummer discusses those early years and the other music that inspired him.

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Adam Torres: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, November 11, 2016

The Austin singer-songwriter showcases his high, lonesome voice and atmospheric storytelling in three songs — one unreleased and one from his gorgeous new album, Pearls To Swine.

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The Night I Heard The Best Live Music Ever

Thursday, November 10, 2016

All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen remembers what it was like seeing Pink Floyd play The Dark Side Of The Moon live, before most fans even knew what it was.

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The xx Is Back: Listen To 'On Hold' And Get Ready For A New Album

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The historically languid band sounds like it's jumping out of its skin on the first single from its upcoming album, I See You.

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What Was It Like To See Pink Floyd In 1966? Joe Boyd Knows

Monday, November 07, 2016

What was it like to see Pink Floyd at the UFO Club in 1966, or to produce the band's first song? Legendary record producer Joe Boyd explains on this edition of All Songs Considered.

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After 38 Years Of Silence, A Legend Of Folk Music Sings

Friday, November 04, 2016

Shirley Collins was a huge part of the British folk scene — but for a time, heartbreak silenced her voice. We talk with her and The Decemberists' Colin Meloy, who's captivated by Collins' music.

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All Songs +1: Our Most Memorable Tiny Desk Jazz Sets

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Patrick Jarenwattananon, former writer for NPR Music's A Blog Supreme, joins us to talk about the most memorable jazz artists to appear at the Tiny Desk.

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First Watch: Julia Jacklin, 'Don't Let The Kids Win'

Thursday, November 03, 2016

The Australian singer writes stark songs with no frills. This one tackles a 20-something's classic problem: worrying about aging.

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Guest DJ: AURORA On Her Love Of Heavy Metal And Leonard Cohen

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Norwegian singer AURORA talks about her love of heavy metal, Leonard Cohen and how intuition guides her songwriting.

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New Music From Priests, Kevin Morby, James Chance, More

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

This week's show features new music from D.C.'s Priests, as well as a selection of joyful tunes from Crystal Fighters, Fialta and more.

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First Watch: Delicate Steve, 'Cartoon Rock'

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Delicate Steve says his new song was born of "imagining what cartoon music might actually sound like if ZZ Top were the genre's founding fathers." Watch the video, starring bandmate Christian Peslak.

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