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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.
Jun 14, 2012 — "Candy Girl" sounds like a shoegazer's modern take on Berlin's "Take My Breath Away" the song that soundtracked the makeout scene in Top Gun. Cool but still beautiful, it's touching, revealing and almost painfully intimate.


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Bob Boilen's Weekly Rainbows

The songs, videos and musical moments that stopped the All Songs host in his tracks. This week: A cat video, a live... more

Drum Fill Friday, From Guest Quizmaster S. Carey

Can you identify a song when it's stripped down to a just few seconds of isolated drum pounding? This week's puzzler... more

The Good Listener: Does The World Still Need Cassettes?

A reader asks, "Will there be a place for cassette tapes in the future? What should I do with cassette tapes —... more

Photos Needed: We Want Your Sole

Do a musician's songs sound like the shoes she wears? Help us prove that they do by sending in photos of shoes worn by... more

Record Store Day Premieres From Springsteen, Devo, Joe Strummer And The Pogues, More

In celebration of Record Store Day, the latest All Songs Considered mix features never-before-heard cuts from The Boss... more

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Apr 19, 2014 — A young Pakistani musician treats the guitar as a percussion instrument — with surprisingly shimmering results. He also performs a piano piece he wrote at just 16.
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Apr 14, 2014 — Barnett can tell you a story like she's your best friend, provided your best friend is a funny Australian poet. Hear three of her thoughtful, acerbic rambles, including the new "Depreston."
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Apr 12, 2014 — The unabashedly earnest and sentimental folksinger stops by the NPR Music offices for an intimate glimpse of three sweet songs from his new album, Grass Punks.
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Apr 7, 2014 — Singer-songwriters Aimee Mann and Ted Leo often reside at opposite ends of the volume knob. What unfolds in this performance isn't compromise, though, so much as a creative challenge.
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Mar 31, 2014 — Separately, Petra, Rachel and Tanya Haden have worked on vastly different musical projects. But when they come together to cover classic country music, the result is a treat and a trip in time.
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