Dec 4, 2013 — Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson for a special edition of All Songs Considered that brings together the themes of the year, the albums that won us over and the musicians we lost in 2013.
Nov 26, 2013 — What song better describes Thanksgiving with your family: "Highway To Hell" or "All You Need Is Love?" On this edition of All Songs Considered we share your submissions of songs that remind you of your families.
Nov 19, 2013 — This week's essential mix from All Songs Considered includes an early contender for one of Bob Boilen's favorite albums of 2014 (yes, next year), a song that Robin Hilton thinks could change your life (or at least how you're feeling at the moment), and more.
Nov 12, 2013 — On this week's show, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton talk about the importance of seeing live music, discover gnarled metal music from Italy, consider a new direction for the breezy pop band Hospitality, and channel the ghost of former intern Thor Slaughter.
Nov 5, 2013 — On this week's essential mix we share a rare, previously unreleased cut from The Beatles. We also hear how James Blake was inspired to write this year's amazing "Retrograde," cover tunes from Colin Meloy and Shearwater, a new Bee-Gees styled cut from Broken Bells and more.
Oct 29, 2013 — Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share their favorite new songs, including a raucous saxophone jam and Jim Jarmusch's take on a country classic.
Oct 22, 2013 — Hear a killer mix of some of the standout bands we found at the 2013 CMJ Music festival, including punk group Priests, rockabilly singer King Dude, '60s-era soul from Nick Waterhouse and more.
Oct 15, 2013 — On this edition of All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton spotlight new music by old discoveries, including Syrian dance-jam singer Omar Souleyman, singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow and the brash pop of Sleigh Bells.
Oct 8, 2013 — On this edition of All Songs Considered: Swedish pop artist Mapei; the young Australian rapper Remi; Berlin-based trip-hop artist Perera Elsewhere, and Russian indie pop musician Tati Ana. Plus, the psychedelic rock group Of Montreal channels the Rolling Stones on a new album.
Oct 1, 2013 — On this edition of All Songs Considered: Folk artists Richard and Linda Thompson are reunited, and garage rock revivalist Ty Segall is back with a new band called Fuzz. Plus rapper Danny Brown, Swedish electronic duo Jonsson & Alter, and more.