Serenity Now: Music And A Conversation With Joan Shelley
In this All Songs Considered guest DJ session, Joan Shelley talks about her latest album, Like the River Loves the Sea and shares songs by some of the other artists who've inspired her over the years.
New Music Friday: Nov. 8
This week's best new albums include a solo release from Leslie Odom Jr., aka Aaron Burr from Hamilton , the woozy world of FKA Twigs, country singer Luke Combs and more. Featured Albums: 1. Leslie Odom Jr. — Mr. 2. Bishop Briggs — Champion 3. FKA Twigs — Magdalene 4. Dessa & The Minnesota Orchestra — Sound the Bells: Recorded Live at Orchestra Hall 5. The Good Ones — Rwanda, You Should be Loved 6. Kate Davis — Trophy 7. Luke Combs — What You See Is What You Get 8. Mount Eerie & Julie Doiron — Lost Wisdom Pt. 2 9. SebastiAn — Thirst 10. Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Scene — Waiting Game Other Notable Albums Out Nov. 8: Allen Stone — Building Balance; Josienne Clarke — In All Weather; Kele Okereke — 2042; Lucy Dacus — EP; Moor Mother — Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes; Philip B Price — Bone Almanac; Simply Red — Blue Eyed Soul; Sin Fang — Sad Party; Suss — High Line; Xylouris White — The Sisypheans;
Interview: Angel Olsen And John Congleton On How They Made 'All Mirrors'
has reimagined her sound. On this edition of All Songs Considered, she and her co-producer, John Congleton reveal how they did it, with the help of a 14-piece string section. "What making this record was about," says Angel Olsen, "is erasing my own thoughts about where the song should be, letting go and being more open to other ideas." "I have this weird theory," adds John Congleton, "that the only thing a good producer really can do is know when a mistake is right." This process began with Angel Olsen first recording all the songs as a solo album. Then, through these collaborations, the music organically morphed and strengthened into this extraordinary record. You can hear the full interview with the play button at the top of the page and her the full album, All Mirrors below.
The 2010s: A Jazz Revival In Black Music
Pianist and producer Robert Glasper is on a mission to reconnect jazz with black music. In the past decade he's helped transform the work of artists like Kendrick Lamar, Brittany Howard and more. 's Jaime.
New Music Friday: Nov. 1
Our picks for the best albums out this week include Gang Starr's first new release in 16 years, humor and heart from country singer Miranda Lambert, the latest in Bob Dylan's Bootleg series and more. 1. Jeff Lynne's ELO — From Out of Nowhere 2. Bob Dylan — Travelin' Thru, 1967-1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15 3. Miranda Lambert — Wildcard 4. Gang Starr — One of the Best Yet 5. Michael Kiwanuka — KIWANUKA 6. Vetiver — Up on High 7. A Winged Victory for the Sullen — The Undivided Five 8. R.LUM.R — Surfacing Other Notable Releases For Nov. 1: Cate Le Bon & Bradford Cox — Myths 004 (EP); Cold War Kids — New Age Norms 1; CUP (Nels Cline & Yuka Honda) — Spinning Creature; Highly Suspect — MCID; Hootie & The Blowfish — Imperfect Circle; Jeff Goldblum — I Shouldn't Be Telling You This; Josh Rouse — The Holiday Sounds of Josh Rouse; Leif Vollebekk — New Ways; R.E.M. — Monster 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition; Sudan Archives — Athena; Turnover — Altogether; Ty Segall — Pig Man Lives Volume 1.