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Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)


Discussion: The Year in Music, 2013

December 4th, 2013

Episode 490 of 811 episodes

What defined music in 2013? All Songs Considered kicks off NPR Music's year-end coverage by humbly submitting the following themes for your consideration: The long-awaited return of legends. New favorites who arrived fully formed. The triumph of elaborate promotion. The sneak-attack album drop. On this special edition of the show, Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by NPR Music's Stephen Thompson and Ann Powers for a roughly chronological tour through the musical high points of the year. Songs Featured On This Episode My Bloody Valentine Album: m b v Song: She Found Now David Bowie Album: The Next Day Song: Where Are We Now? Bryan Ferry Album: The Great Gatsby: Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film Song: Love Is the Drug Rhye Album: Woman Song: Open Kacey Musgraves Album: Same Trailer Different Park Song: Follow Your Arrow Brandy Clark Album: 12 Stories Song: Just Like Him Kanye West Album: Yeezus Song: Blood on the LeavesLanguage Advisory: The song contains profanity. Earl Sweatshirt Album: Doris Song: Chum James Blake Album: Overgrown Song: Retrograde Vampire Weekend Album: Modern Vampires of the City Song: Step Laura Marling Album: Once I Was an Eagle Song: Master Hunter Valerie June Album: Pushin' Against a Stone Song: Somebody To Love Ty Segall Album: Sleeper Song: Man Man Lorde Album: Pure Heroine Song: Tennis Court Daughter Album: If You Leave Song: Youth San Fermin Album: San Fermin Song: Renaissance! Dorothy Love Coates & The Gospel Harmonettes Album: I Heard the Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel from The Nashboro Label 1951-1983 Song: Dorothy Love Coates & The Gospel Harmonettes, 'Heaven, I've Heard So Much About It' Arcade Fire Album: Reflektor Song: Normal Person The Blow Album: The Blow Song: Make It Up Paul McCartney Album: New Song: Alligator The Flaming Lips Album: The Terror Song: "Look...The Sun Is Rising" Songs: Ohia Album: Magnolia Electric Co. (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) Song: Hold On Magnolia The Velvet Underground Album: Loaded Song: Rock & Roll

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