RSS Metacritic (Music)

  • American Football (LP3) by American Football March 22, 2019
    The third full-length release for the Illinois emo band features guest appearances from Rachel Goswell, Elizabeth Powell and Hayley Williams.Label: PolyvinylRelease Date: Mar 22, 2019
  • Cows on Hourglass Pond by Avey Tare March 22, 2019
    The third full-length solo release for the Animal Collective co-founder was recorded on a 1980s Tascam 48 half-inch reel-to-reel tape machine.Label: DominoRelease Date: Mar 22, 2019
  • On the Line by Jenny Lewis March 22, 2019
    The fourth full-length release for the singer-songwriter/actress features contributions from Ryan Adams, Beck, Jim Keltner, Ringo Starr, Benmont Tench, and Don Was.Label: Warner Bros.Release Date: Mar 22, 2019
  • New Rain Duets by Mary Lattimore/Mac McCaughan March 22, 2019
    The debut full-length release for the collaboration between harpist Mary Lattimore and Superchunk's Mac McCaughan features four movements recorded in North Carolina. Label: Three LobedRelease Date: Mar 22, 2019
  • This (Is What I Wanted to Tell You) by Lambchop March 22, 2019
    The latest full-length release for the alt-country band led by Kurt Wagner was produced by Matthew McCaughan (who also co-wrote several tracks with Wagner).Label: MergeRelease Date: Mar 22, 2019
  • Pony by Orville Peck March 22, 2019
    The debut full-length release for the masked outlaw cowboy singer-songwriter was self-produced.Label: Sub PopRelease Date: Mar 22, 2019
  • Doko Mien by Ibibio Sound Machine March 22, 2019
    The third full-length release for the Nigerian Afro-electronic band led by London-born Eno Williams was produced by Max Grunhard.Label: MergeRelease Date: Mar 22, 2019
  • Eraserland by Strand of Oaks March 22, 2019
    The sixth full-length release for Timothy Showalter as Strand Of Oaks features contributions from My Morning Jacket?s Tom Blankenship, Carl Broemel, Patrick Hallahan, Bo Koster, as well as Jason Isbell.Label: Dead OceansRelease Date: Mar 22, 2019
  • My Finest Work Yet by Andrew Bird March 22, 2019
    The 12th full-length solo studio release for the singer-songwriter was produced by Paul Butler.Label: Virgin EMIRelease Date: Mar 22, 2019
  • Lux Prima by Karen O March 15, 2019
    This is the debut full-length release for the collaboration between Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O and Danger Mouse.Label: BMGRelease Date: Mar 15, 2019

RSS All Songs Considered (NPR Podcast)

  • New Music Friday: March 22 March 22, 2019
    It's a packed release week with a whole bunch of notable albums to highlight, including the rock guitar heroics on Ex Hex's It's Real, the wistful wisdom of Jenny Lewis, Andrew Bird's "finest work yet," mind-blowing sonics from the genre-bending composers Emily Wells and Lafawndah, the German electronic artist Apparat and much more. Hosts Robin […]
  • 2019 SXSW Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Discoveries March 19, 2019
    We've returned from our weeklong grind through the South by Southwest music festival happy, though a little dazed, with ringing ears, and a whole bunch of incredible discoveries. On this All Songs Considered we run through some of the most memorable music and performances, from the shredded noise rock of Rev Rev Rev and thundering […]
  • SXSW Late Night Dispatch: Saturday March 18, 2019
    With another SXSW in the books, a truncated and reconstituted All Songs Considered gang — Bob Boilen, Stephen Thompson and Jessi Whitten of Colorado Public Radio — gathered late Saturday night (early Sunday morning, really) for one last joyous huddle to share notes on the day's highlights. Since Jessi wasn't on the night before, she […]
  • SXSW Late Night Dispatch: Friday March 16, 2019
    Bob Boilen, Robin Hilton and Stephen Thompson regale each other with tall tales about Friday night's escapades at SXSW.
  • SXSW Late Night Dispatch: Thursday March 15, 2019
    For the third installment of All Songs Considered's late-night dispatches from SXSW 2019, the gang gathered in a hotel lobby to avoid the cold and sing the praises of Thursday's standout performances. Bob Boilen loved seeing Lonnie Holley with Mary Lattimore, KOKOKO!, John Vanderslice and David Keenan; Robin Hilton sang the praises of Lee Bains […]
  • New Music Friday: March 15 March 15, 2019
    This week's somewhat abbreviated edition of New Music Friday includes an ambitious collaboration between Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O and producer Danger Mouse; the British electronic duo The Cinematic Orchestra returns with its first new album in more than a decade, featuring singer Moses Sumney, rapper Roots Manuva and other guests; and Pavement's Stephen […]
  • SXSW Late Night Dispatch: Wednesday March 14, 2019
    Our discoveries for today include Sir Baby Girl, Tamino, Laura Stevenson, Be Forest, Josin, Taimane and so much more. Look for a playlist on our website,
  • SXSW Late Night Dispatch: Tuesday March 13, 2019
    Our first dispatch of discoveries from the SXSW Music Festival includes a recap of NPR Music's Tiny Desk Family Hour - an evening of Tiny Desk alum playing the Central Presbyterian Church in Austin. Also our first encounters with artists Elisapie, an Inuk singer and the Beths, Ellis, Illuminati Hotties and Rosie Tucker.
  • New Music Friday: March 8 March 8, 2019
    Juice WRLD, the reigning prince of emo rap, is back with a follow up to last year's Goodbye & Good Riddance. Deathrace for Love is bleak, brutal and the rare sequel that lives up to the original. The Oxford rock band Foals takes a big swing in one of the group's most ambitious albums to […]
  • The All Songs Considered SXSW Preview, 2019 March 5, 2019
    The annual South by Southwest music festival is our personal endurance challenge to discover as many great unknown and often unsigned bands as possible in just one week. To train for the event, Bob Boilen, Stephen Thompson and I listen to more than a thousand songs by bands playing the festival, from all over the […]
  • New Music Friday: March 1 March 1, 2019
    Our sprint through this week's best new albums includes Grey Area from the UK rapper Little Simz, Weezer's self-titled "Black Album," the foot-stompers of Hozier, country crooner Dee White and more. Host Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Stephen Thompson, Sidney Madden and Jewly Hight as they share their picks for the best albums […]
  • Guest DJ: Nilüfer Yanya February 25, 2019
    On this Guest DJ edition of All Songs Considered, Nilüfer talks of learning the guitar lines in songs by The Libertines as a kid, hearing her Turkish dad's love for Turkish music, her artist mom's encouragement to be a musician and the school where Nilüfer and her friends became musical companions. Nilüfer Yanya's debut album […]
  • New Music Friday: Feb. 22 February 22, 2019
    Our picks for the best albums out this week include an epic treatise on Americanism from Gary Clark Jr., the delicate and beautiful sounds of Julia Jacklin, Atlanta rapper Gunna, a gorgeous study in the healing powers of restraint from Lowland Hum, and more. Host Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Rodney Carmichael and […]
  • Palehound, Aldous Harding, Sego, Molly Sarlé, Westkust, Empath and Ellis February 19, 2019
    On this week's All Songs Considered we premiere new music from Aldous Harding. The artist from New Zealand made Bob Boilen's number two album from 2017 (Party) and her latest song, "The Barrel," indicates that she'll be another year-end favorite of mine in 2019. Marissa Lorusso and Lyndsey McKenna join Bob as co-host for the […]
  • New Music Friday: Feb. 15 February 15, 2019
    Our list of the best albums out this week includes the first new music from funk and R&B legend Chaka Khan in 12 years, the cinematic, transporting sounds of Yann Tiersen, bubblegum punk from Sir Babygirl and more. Host Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Lauren Onkey and Stephen Thompson as they share their […]