Daoud Tyler-Ameen

Daoud Tyler-Ameen appears in the following:

I Hope We Both Die: How The Mountain Goats Wrote The Ultimate Anthem To Dysfunction

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

"No Children" began as a darkly funny song about divorce. Today, it's something more: a vessel for raw-throated catharsis and a chance to indulge your worst self.


Children Of 'The Con'

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tegan and Sara's touchstone album is turning 10. To celebrate, we asked 14 artists — one for each song — to explain how hearing The Con changed their lives, music and senses of self.


On Film And Stage, Jonathan Demme Looked Into The Heart Of The Song

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Rick Springfield, Tunde Adebimpe, Kenny Chesney and members of Talking Heads and The Feelies share how music moved — and moved us — in Jonathan Demme's movies.


Basking In Sin: Some Initial Thoughts On Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.'

Friday, April 14, 2017

The NPR Music staff spent Friday morning listening to the rapper's new album. Here are eight reactions to what will likely go down as one of the best albums of 2017.


Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown's Funky Drummer, Dies At 73

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The revered drummer, who suffered from bladder cancer in the past, popularized the breakbeat and became one of the most sampled musicians ever.


Migos Rapped A Children's Book. It's Funny, But It Makes Perfect Sense

Friday, January 27, 2017

The three MCs behind the current No. 1 song in the country have a knack for finding the sensuous contours of the English language — a trait they share with the author of Llama Llama Red Pajama.


Join The Black Parade: My Chemical Romance And The Politics Of Taste

Friday, October 21, 2016

To toast an iconic album's 10th birthday, a conversation about listening while black — featuring Another Round host Tracy Clayton and writer/poet Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib.


All Songs Rewind: Breaking Up With Your Favorite Bands

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

All Songs Considered heads to Splitsville with a look at some of the bands they've broken up with or grown apart from over the years, along with some of the artists they'll stand by no matter what.


New Mix: Blood Orange, NAO, Joyce Manor, Factory Floor, More

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

When hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are away, NPR Music's Saidah Blount and Daoud Tyler-Ameen hack past the All Songs firewall and take over the show.


Songs We Love: Carly Rae Jepsen, 'Run Away With Me (Patrick Stump Remix)'

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Fall Out Boy frontman delivers a whip-smart remix that dares to treat Jepsen as more than a meme.


Being Aaron Burr

Monday, December 21, 2015

Late in the summer of 2013, Leslie Odom Jr. walked into a room. A lifelong performer who'd won arts scholarships as a teenager in Philadelphia, studied drama at Carnegie Mellon and sung in his first Broadway ensemble before he was out of high school, he knew some of what to ...


All Songs +1: Laura Jane Grace And Lauren Denitzio On Surviving In Punk

Friday, August 07, 2015

Laura Jane Grace and Lauren Denitzio both fell in love with music in their teens, and both turned it into a career. By the time they met in the studio this past winter, their lives had taken very different paths.

Grace quit school at 16 to found Against ...


First Listen: Worriers, 'Imaginary Life'

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

As "Never Were," a standout from Worriers' 2013 EP Cruel Optimist, reaches the end of its charging first verse, the drums and guitars stop on a dime. In a few evocative lines, we've just learned of singer Lauren Denitzio's journey from inquisitive child to dutiful student to radicalized ...


100%, 'Room 336'

Monday, February 23, 2015

Late last year, Queens, N.Y., songwriter Elaiza Santos quietly announced that her recorded output was about to disappear. A college student with a world-weary voice, Santos had begun her music career on two fronts: as the lead singer of Crying, an adventurous rock trio that wreathes its riffs ...


First Listen: Quarterbacks, 'Quarterbacks'

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Quarterbacks empties its toolbox within the opening seconds of its self-titled full-length debut: a trebly guitar, a tight rhythm section whose home tempo lies somewhere in the Hüsker Dü range, a single subdued vocal. There's a dizzy little thrill in how deftly the three members carry off a pop song ...


Quarterbacks, 'Not In Luv'

Monday, January 19, 2015

Pop music's great storytellers tend to be handy with the dissolve cut — using telling turns of phrase to signal that time has passed, things have changed and we're rejoining our characters somewhere new. (Think of "Jeremy" or "Luka" or "Stan," the way their ...


Adelyn Rose, 'Perhaps'

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

"Perhaps" opens with the same steady fingerpicking that made listeners sit up and take notice when the first Iron & Wine songs surfaced a decade ago. It's a progressive sound in that it actually indicates progress, like tape threading through a cassette player or yarn through a spinning ...


Can't Follow The Beat? Just Add Butter

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Certain musical rhythms trip us up: We try to dance or count along and keep losing our place. Two musicians explain what makes some beats so slippery, and what butter has to do with making them stick.


Diane Cluck: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, March 17, 2014

When a performer has an exceptional night, we sometimes say he or she "left it all on stage" — the "it" being effort, energy, passion, sweat. To close a concert with a raw throat and a rumpled appearance signifies full disclosure, proof that the person on stage has held absolutely ...


First Listen: Swearin', 'Surfing Strange'

Sunday, October 27, 2013

On their 2012 debut, the four members of Swearin' cohered around a consistent sound: fierce and fuzzy and improbably melodic, with choruses you couldn't help shouting along to once you could make out the words. But there was a tension in hearing things turn slightly sweet or slightly ...