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Thursday, January 23, 2020
Mackenzie Scott's fourth record, which came after a period of self-reflection and romantic pursuit, is fixated on desire. "I want people to understand that women can burn for each other," she says.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Katie Crutchfield's fifth album as Waxahatchee is full of clear-eyed self-reflection, with the distortion dialed down.
Thursday, December 26, 2019
NPR Music staffers Marissa Lorusso and Tom Huizenga give out superlatives for the best moments in music this past year, including a single breath of operatic singing and an epic guitar solo.
Monday, November 25, 2019
The singer brought a sparkling pop-disco vibe and a lot of swagger to the sun-filled Tiny Desk.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Nandi Bushell's video has it all: style, timing and mind-melting screams. She absolutely crushes it.
Friday, November 01, 2019
Judging from its first single, the band's self-titled album — out in December — will be just as atmospheric and beautiful as fans have come to expect.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Beneath the veneer of provocation, Andrea Long Chu's book is surprisingly tender, aiming to care for a universal ache — the frayed knot of selfhood, desire and power.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Likewise comes out Jan. 31. Its first single brings empathy and courage to a nightmarish dream.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
With the help of some powerful performances, let's just get it all out. It'll be fine.
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Big Thief's second album of 2019, Two Hands, is out later this month. "Forgotten Eyes," the latest single, calls out for compassion.
Friday, September 27, 2019
Rosetta Tharpe was a huge star in her era and set the template for rock and roll. So why was she absent from popular consciousness after her death — and why did it take decades to revive her legacy?
Friday, September 06, 2019
Our list of the best albums out this week includes The Highwomen's self-titled release, R&B singer Mahalia's remarkable Love and Compromise, new Frankie Cosmos, MUNA, Lower Dens and more.
Thursday, September 05, 2019
There's a copy of The Art of War, dancers, various weaponry: You know, at this point, typical Grimes stuff.
Friday, August 30, 2019
Our shortlist for the week's best new albums includes Lana Del Rey's odyssey-length adventure Norman F****** Rockwell, Sheryl Crow's final album, Threads, new Black Belt Eagle Scout and more.
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.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Notes On A Conditional Form comes out Feb. 21, 2020. On its first single, Matty Healy warns: "It's Monday morning and we've only got a thousand of them left."
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Our playlist highlights each astrological sign's best and worst attributes, whether you're as meticulous as fellow Virgo Beyonce, moody as a Cancer (and Frank Ocean) or free-spirited as Bjork.
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.
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.