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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.)


Premieres From Leonard Cohen, Lower Dens, Lambchop, And Oh, Robin's Back

January 18th, 2012

Episode 379 of 811 episodes

To celebrate the return of producer and co-host Robin Hilton, this week's All Songs Considered is the first proper episode of all-new music this year. On this episode, three guys who have never had trouble cranking out songs — Leonard Cohen, The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt and Lambchop's Kurt Wagner — unveil cuts from their new albums. Also: a sneak preview from Lower Dens, an under-the-radar band from Baltimore that's also readying a new release.The Magnetic FieldsAlbum: Love at the Bottom of the SeaSong: Andrew In DragGotyeAlbum: Making MirrorsSong: Easy Way OutWhite RabbitsAlbum: Milk FamousSong: Heavy MetalLambchopAlbum: Mr. MSong: Gone TomorrowLeonard CohenAlbum: Old IdeasSong: Going HomePorcelain RaftAlbum: Strange WeekendSong: Drifting In and OutLost In The TreesAlbum: A Church That Fits Our NeedsSong: RedLower DensAlbum: NootropicsSong: Brains

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