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All Songs Considered

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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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The Ting Tings, Yann Tiersen, Tu Fawning, More

May 2nd, 2012

Episode 399 of 797 episodes

On the latest episode ofAll Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton take a circuitous route through this week's recommended listening, starting withtwo randomly paired videos from the WFMU blog, and ending with angular electronica from Squarepusher. Along the way we hear a brash tale of love, loss and the Guggenheim fromThe Ting Tings; a mix of soul and dubstep from The Memorials, French artistYann Tiersen's beautiful "Monuments," and a little bit of eerie blues-rock from one of Robin's latest discoveries, Tu Fawning. Also on the show:Last week Bob challenged listenersto guess whatThe Mynabirdssong "Generals" reminds him of. You've been tossing and turning in your bed trying hopelessly to figure it out. This week, Bob and Robin talk with The Mynabirds singer and songwriter Laura Burhenn about the song and play a few of the listener guesses. Did anyone win a date with Bob? All answers will be revealed in this episode.

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