Lyndsey McKenna appears in the following:
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."
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.
Friday, August 23, 2019
The promotional campaign was protracted, the messaging confusing, and the music ... well, let's find out, shall we?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Ambitiously detailed and thematically cohesive, the Hold Steady frontman offers a satisfying conclusion to a trilogy of solo albums.
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.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Today, following hints on social media, Jepsen has dropped two promising new singles with an album dropping sometime this spring.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
The first single from Oh My God, Morby's forthcoming album, ruminates on youthful innocence and possibility.
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.
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.
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.
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.