Phil Harrell

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What was the best album of 2021? It depends which critic you ask

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

There wasn't much consensus among the nation's music critics about which was the best album of 2021. We'll hear a few of the choices.

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'I don't think about the dance floor': Jlin's complicated rhythms

Thursday, December 09, 2021

Electronic composer Jlin warps percussion and other-worldly sounds into a fascinating, challenging collage. On a new album, she also gets a bit more... straightforward.

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Adele talks coming back to Earth at '30'

Friday, November 19, 2021

Morning Edition's Rachel Martin talks to Adele about her latest album and the growing pains of growing older.

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Under the thunder that opens Led Zeppelin's 'When the Levee Breaks'

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Throughout NPR's 50th anniversary, we're looking back at moments from that year that have (also) stood the test of time. Today, one of the most unforgettable pieces of drumming in rock history.

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Kacey Musgraves: 'Star-Crossed' And Thriving

Friday, September 10, 2021

"We're all taught that the success of a relationship has to somehow correlate with the length of it... I just don't think that that's fully accurate." The singer-songwriter's new album is out today.

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Lorde, Now Fully Adulting, Embraces A Folksy Analog On 'Solar Power'

Friday, August 20, 2021

The pop star has spent the four years growing up and slowing down – she speaks to Morning Edition about her new album and sound, including using her synesthesia like a creative scythe.

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On New Album, Rapper IDK Reconciles A Disparate Self: 'And Here We Are Today'

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

NPR's A Martínez speaks to hip-hop artist and producer IDK about his latest album, USEE4YOURSELF, and his recently launched music business program for BIPOC creatives.

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How The Concert For Bangladesh Changed The Celebrity Fundraiser

Friday, July 30, 2021

Considered the first real act of great benevolence by the rock community, the Concert for Bangladesh was held 50 years ago, on August 1st, at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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Jack Antonoff And Bruce Springsteen Head Home To Jersey On Bleachers' 'Chinatown'

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Singer-songwriter and producer Jack Antonoff joined Noel King of Morning Edition to talk about his band Bleachers' new album, Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night, and the influence of home.

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A Prismatic Prince Shines Again On 'Welcome 2 America'

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Keyboardist Morris Hayes, a longtime collaborator and friend of Prince, speaks with NPR's Noel King about his experience co-producing Prince's latest posthumous album Welcome 2 America.

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Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram Reflects On Leaving – And Sharing – '662'

Friday, July 23, 2021

Clarksdale, Miss., where blues guitarist-singer Christone "Kingfish" Ingram hails from, is "pretty much the mecca of the blues," Ingram says in an interview with NPR's A Martinez on Morning Edition.

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Jimmy Jam And Terry Lewis, Legendary Hitmakers, Release Their First Album

Thursday, July 08, 2021

After nearly three decades spent producing massive hits for a long list of (other) legends including Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey, the pair called in some favors for a long-belated debut.

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Amythyst Kiah's Old-Time, Deeply Honest 'Wary + Strange'

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

NPR's Noel King talks to musician Amythyst Kiah, who deals with tough subjects, like being "othered" as a Black woman on the bluegrass and folk circuit.

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Opioid Crisis: Filmmaker Details The Medical System's 'Crime Of The Century'

Monday, May 10, 2021

Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney investigated the opioid crisis. He says it was created by pharmaceutical companies, distributors, pharmacists and doctors, all looking to profit.

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Dispatches From Quarantine: How Young People Are Documenting History

Friday, April 16, 2021

Enticed by what young adults had to share about the pandemic, historian Alexandra Zapruder set out to document history through an online gallery called Dispatches from Quarantine.

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Merry Clayton Bares Her 'Beautiful Scars'

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Seven years after surviving a car crash that took her legs and nearly took her life, singer Merry Clayton is releasing a new album, Beautiful Scars.

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'The Island We Made': Lip-Sync Opera And High Drag Sing An Ode To Mothers

Friday, March 19, 2021

Composer Angélica Negrón collaborates with 'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner Sasha Velour on a 10-minute film featuring original music, in a project for Opera Philadelphia.

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Will Liverman 'Dreams Of A New Day' For Black Composers

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

As a student, the young baritone was never really introduced to any Black composers. Liverman's latest album, Dreams of a New Day, features an abundance of them.

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Dave Grohl Talks Foo Fighters' New Saturday-Night Party Album, 'Medicine At Midnight'

Friday, February 05, 2021

The release of the band's 10th album, and a world tour in support of it, had to be put on hold thanks to you-know-what. But there's only so long folks can wait before needing some release.

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Ani DiFranco Wants Us To Engage In 'Revolutionary Love'

Friday, January 29, 2021

DiFranco's latest album finds inspiration in a book by activist Valerie Kaur, which urges an understanding of and empathy for one's opponents.

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