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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.)

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Fela Kuti, Shearwater, Eluvium, Laura Gibson, More

February 22nd, 2010

Episode 263 of 797 episodes

This month, the first nine albums of legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti are being reissued. They've been remastered and sound better than ever. On this edition of All Songs Considered we here an extended cut from Kuti's stunning 1972 album, Shakara. Also on the show: a new, posthumous album from Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure and kora player Toumani Diabate; Shearwater's dramatic new concept record The Golden Archipelago; the wind-swept, ethereal world of electronic musician Eluvium; a new collaboration between Portland, Ore. artists Laura Gibson and Ethan Rose; the haunting, mournful sounds of Richard Skelton; and some incredible new guitar rock from The Archie Bronson Outfit.

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