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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.)


George Harrison's Son, Dhani And Thenewno2, Rapper El-P, Lawrence Arabia, More

July 3rd, 2012

Episode 408 of 797 episodes

In 12 years of recording All Songs Considered, co-host Robin Hilton has never seen Bob Boilen boogie in the studio quite like he did while making this week's show. Listen and you'll hear why. We also find out which song Sean Rowe's "Horses" reminded Bob of on our summer music preview.After a month of guest DJs, previews and other special shows, Bob and Robin are back with a good ol' fashioned mix of picks for this week's essential listening. Hear a new song from New Zealand's Lawrence Arabia and a cut from Robin's favorite new discovery, the French-Finnish duo, The Dø. Plus, an entrancing track by George Harrison's son Dhani Harrison and his band Thenewno2, and some melodic slide guitar in a new cut from the band Delicate Steve.Finally, Bob and Robin discuss some of the surprises in the ongoing summer search for The Albums Everyone Can Love, and make confident predictions about how this week's poll will turn out.NEW MIX: DELICATE STEVE, EL-P, LAWRENCE ARABIA AND MORELawrence ArabiaArtist: Lawrence ArabiaAlbum: SparrowThenewno2Artist: Thenewno2Album: ThefearofmissingoutSong: Station (featuring Holly Marilyn)Delicate SteveArtist: Delicate SteveAlbum: Positive ForceSong: Afria Talks To YouThe DøArtist: The DøAlbum: Both Ways Open Jaws ExtendedSong: The Wicked & the BlindEl-PArtist: El-PAlbum: Cancer4CureSong: For My Upstairs Neighbor (Mums the Word)JaillArtist: JaillAlbum: TrapsSong: MadnessNick DrakeArtist: Nick DrakeAlbum: Pink MoonSong: Pink MoonThe White StripesArtist: The White StripesAlbum: White Blood CellsSong: Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground

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