Lyndsey McKenna

Lyndsey McKenna appears in the following:

Let's Talk About Taylor Swift's 'Folklore'

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Three critics dive into a new album full of surprises — released on a day's notice, co-produced by The National's Aaron Dessner — and ask how it fits into an arguably unprecedented career.

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Stream Taylor Swift's New Album, 'Folklore'

Friday, July 24, 2020

Swift's eighth studio album — recorded in isolation and announced just a day before it was released — features collaborations with members of The National and Bon Iver.

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The Advice That Keeps One Runner 'Showing Up' During Uncertain Times

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

In Our Daily Breather, we ask writers and artists to recommend ways to find calm in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. NPR Music audience strategist Lyndsey McKenna recommends running.

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The Best Worst Song From 'Succession' Is Now On Streaming

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

It might be some quite some time before we find out what's next for HBO's most hate-worthy family; in the meantime, relive the horror of the second season's unforgettable rap number at home.

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Harry Styles: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, March 16, 2020

The former One Direction singer gave a charming performance of "Watermelon Sugar," "Adore You" and other cuts from his latest album, Fine Line.

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Taylor Swift, Man

Thursday, February 27, 2020

A dispute over ownership of her work continues as the pop superstar points out the many double standards she's been held to throughout her career.

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5 Tiny Desk Concerts For Galentine's Day

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Waffles, friends and Tiny Desk concerts. What more could you want on Leslie Knope's favorite holiday?

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Carly Rae Jepsen: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, November 25, 2019

The singer brought a sparkling pop-disco vibe and a lot of swagger to the sun-filled Tiny Desk.

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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."

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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