In this Guest DJ session with All Songs Considered, Radie Peat and Ian Lynch of the band Lankum talk about their new album, The Livelong Day , the evolving sounds of their native Ireland, and share their favorite Irish, off-the-radar artists. Artists and songs featured on this episode: 1. Lankum: "Bear Creek" from The Livelong Day 2. Lisa O'Neill: "Pothole in the Sky" from Pothole in the Sky 3. The Deadlians: "I Don't Want to Ride Yer Aul Anymore" (Single) 4. Lankum: "Ode to Lullaby" from The Livelong Day 5. Lankum: "Wild Rover" from The Livelong Day 6. Landless: "Via Extasia" from Bleaching Bones 7. Lankum: "Hunting the Wren" from The Livelong Day 8. Junior Brother: "Hungover at Mass" from F*** Off I Love You
The 2010s: Classical Music's Decade Of Reckoning
Is classical music dying? No. But its institutions, artists and promoters took some hits in the past decade, from bankruptcies to sexual harassment. Still, along the way, we heard a lot of terrific music. On this episode of All Songs Considered , we look at the roller coaster ride of high points and derailments in classical music. Symphony Orchestras and opera companies floundered financially, some going belly up and others rebounding as newly created organizations flourished. Women seemed to take a few steps forward and a few backward: While five of the last ten music Pulitzers were awarded to women, their music was . Anne Midgette, the author and classical music critic for The Washington Post, joins NPR Music's Tom Huizenga for this discussion.
New Music Friday: Our Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 18
It's a packed release week, with new albums from Chairlift's Caroline Polachek, the rapper Gucci Mane, warped hip-hop from clipping., the electronic artist Floating Points and more. 1. Foals - 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2' 2. Patrick Watson - 'Wave' 3. Caroline Polachek - 'Pang' 4. clipping. - 'There Existed an Addiction to Blood' 5. Vagabon - 'Vagabon' 6. Gucci Mane - 'Woptober II' 7. Floating Points - 'Crush' 8. Common Holly - 'When I Say to You Black Lightning' 9. Hovvdy - 'Heavy Lifter' 10. Walrus - 'Cool to Who' Other Notable Releases For Oct. 18: Anna Wise — As if it Were Forever; Battles — Juice B Crypts; Corridor — Junior; Jim James — The Order of Nature; Jimmy Eat World — Surviving; Mark Lanegan — Somebody's Knocking; Milk Carton Kids — The Only Ones (ep); The Muffs — No Holiday; Sufjan Stevens — The Decalogue; Tamino — Amir; Third Eye Blind — Screamer; White Reaper — You Deserve Love.
The 2010s: Social Media And The Birth Of Stan Culture
Our series looking back at the past decade in music continues with a conversation about social media and how it's allowed (for better or worse) the rise of super fans, otherwise known as stans. NPR Music's Sidney Madden talks with reporter Joshua Bote from USA Today, along with NPR Music's Stephen Thompson and Ann Powers about the ways standom has empowered artists in positive ways while also fueling cancel culture.
The 2010s: 5 Ways Beyoncé Defined The Decade In Music
In the first of a series of conversations about the past decade in music, we examine some of the ways the singer, songwriter, producer and businesswoman helped steer the 2010s in new directions.