Lyndsey McKenna

Lyndsey McKenna appears in the following:

Taylor Swift: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

As she settled in for this stripped-down set, Taylor Swift looked out over the office. "I just decided to take this as an opportunity to show you guys how the songs sounded when I first wrote them."


All Songs Rewind: This Summer, Think Pink

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

We fill you in on how to shade your summer pink with unapologetically good pop music that is ready for any mood.


Stream Taylor Swift's New Album, 'Lover'

Friday, August 23, 2019

The promotional campaign was protracted, the messaging confusing, and the music ... well, let's find out, shall we?


New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out On Aug. 16

Friday, August 16, 2019

Our sprint through the best new albums out this week include Sleater-Kinney's The Center Won't Hold, Boston rapper Cousin Stizz, R&B singer Snoh Aalegra, the country singer Lillie Mae and more.


New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums For August 9

Friday, August 09, 2019

Our list of the week's best albums includes spiky and inventive punk from The Regrettes, sweetly reflective folk from Fionn Regan, the return of Ra Ra Riot and more.


New Music Friday: Our Top 6 Albums For August 2

Friday, August 02, 2019

Our list of the week's best albums includes the breezy pop upstart Clairo and the return of rising roots-country singer Tyler Childers, as well as a few words about Chance The Rapper.


New Mix: Joseph, Strange Ranger, Bad Heaven Ltd., Asia, More

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Full disclosure: Sad songs make up most of this week's All Songs Considered. But fans of Julien Baker or Japanese Breakfast will love the five new artists we share on this episode.


NPR Music Shares 2019's Songs Of The Summer

Sunday, July 07, 2019

What will be the definitive song of summer 2019? NPR's Michel Martin invites Stephen Thompson and Lyndsey McKenna of NPR Music to share their picks.


Foxing: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Foxing is at the forefront of an emo revival, heavily influenced by late-'90s and early 2000s groups like Sunny Day Real Estate and American Football.


New Mix: Joan Shelley, Seratones, Haybaby And More

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

This week's essential mix from All Songs Considered includes the honey-sludge pop of Haybaby, cathartic rock from the Shreveport band Seratones, dancer-turned singer-songwriter Jordan Moser and more.


Roséwave: 102 Songs To Juice Up Your Summer

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Our one-word Twitter joke turned full-on lifestyle is back for a third season of sommelier-level playlist curation, from Lizzo to Vanessa Carlton to, yes, Lil Nas X.


Watch Taylor Swift's Video For 'ME!' Featuring Brendon Urie

Friday, April 26, 2019

The song and video come after months of Instagram posts and feverish speculation that new music from Swift was imminent this year.


First Listen: Craig Finn, 'I Need A New War'

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Ambitiously detailed and thematically cohesive, the Hold Steady frontman offers a satisfying conclusion to a trilogy of solo albums.


New Mix: The Comet Is Coming, Radiator Hospital, Lee Perry, More

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

At 83, reggae king Lee "Scratch" Perry has just made a brilliant record. Hear that, plus the daydreamy music of Radiator Hospital, the astonishing sounds of The Comet Is Coming and more.


Carly Rae Jepsen Unveils Two New Songs, 'Now That I Found You' And 'No Drug Like Me'

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Today, following hints on social media, Jepsen has dropped two promising new singles with an album dropping sometime this spring.


Watch Kevin Morby's Surreal 'No Halo' Video

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The first single from Oh My God, Morby's forthcoming album, ruminates on youthful innocence and possibility.


New Music: Palehound, Aldous Harding, Sego, More

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

This week's must-hear songs include the spooky-suave sounds of Palehound, angular, stuttering rock from Sego, the deeply affecting voice of Aldous Harding and more.


New Music Friday For Feb. 1: The 6 Albums You Need To Hear Now

Friday, February 01, 2019

Guitar rock dominates this week's list of the best new albums out on Feb. 1, including the gritty Norwegian band Spielbergs, Mexico's mighty Le Butcherettes, Cherry Glazerr's best album ever and more.


On 'Blankets,' Craig Finn Chronicles A Lost Lover's Search

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Hold Steady frontman says his new album, I Need A New War, completes a thematic trilogy. Its opening track unfolds like a short story full of grace and instability.


First Listen: Pedro The Lion, 'Phoenix'

Thursday, January 10, 2019

On the first Pedro the Lion album in 15 years, songwriter David Bazan reckons with his roots, telling an origin story while avoiding any trace of self-mythologizing.