Jun 15, 2012 — Soul music is rooted in gritty perseverance, so pairing up stalwarts Bettye LaVette and Charles Walker works on so many levels, it's a miracle it hasn't happened until now. "Yours and Mine" is an exhilarating affirmation of the power to prevail.
All Songs Blog
Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson for a special edition of All Songs Considered... more
The as-yet untitled EP on Hyperdub will be three songs and total 28 minutes. more
The last thing you need to worry about during Thanksgiving weekend is compiling the perfect playlist. We've got you... more
What song better describes Thanksgiving with your family: "Highway To Hell" or "All You Need Is Love?" On this edition... more
The Boss is back with his 18th studio album, which is due out Jan. 14. Listen to the title track right now. more
Music Features from NPR
John Mayer, 'Waitin' On The Day' (Live)
Dec 9, 2013 — The rapper, singer, poet and songwriter performs three tracks from this year's Parts of Speech with the aid of a full band. With backing vocals from Aby Wolf, Dessa overcame a bad cold to nail this forceful, whip-smart set.
Dec 7, 2013 — All polished young pros, Jarosz, fiddler Alex Hargreaves and cellist Nathaniel Smith breezed into the NPR Music offices to knock us out with a careful mix of technical proficiency and poppy warmth.
Dec 2, 2013 — The recently reunited band's funky, fleshed-out sound wouldn't seem to lend itself to vastly stripped-down arrangements. But The Dismemberment Plan exudes playfulness and wry charm throughout these three songs from this year's Uncanney Valley.
Nov 25, 2013 — The intrepid champions of new music from around the world bring a lullaby, some rare blues and a recent work by The National's Bryce Dessner to the offices of NPR Music.
Nov 23, 2013 — The songs Waxahatchee brought to the NPR Music offices aren't just stripped down for this Tiny Desk Concert. This is Katie Crutchfield as Waxahatchee, spare and exposed; this is what she does. This is intimate music, perfectly suited for an intimate setting.
First Listen: Full album previews
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.