What This Is: An ever-growing playlist featuring songs from NPR’s revered radio show that’s been running since 2000. This is your go-to source for discovering new music—especially in indie and pop—as well as the greatest influences behind that music. This may be unofficial, but it’s every bit comprehensive.
What To Expect: All Songs Considered not only spotlights “essential new songs,” but also has special “Guest DJ” features, so the playlist is a bit scattered with new and old tracks. But while you may randomly hear some classic Dylan and Bowie, these oldies mostly weave in seamlessly with Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton’s fresh picks, which lean heavily on quirky alt-pop purveyors (think: MGMT, alt-J, St. Vincent), raw singer-songwriters (Angel Olsen, Waxahatchee), indie folk vets (Fleet Foxes, TK, TK), indie rock phenoms (Courtney Barnett, Car Seat Headrest), and the occasional socially conscious rapper (Kendrick Lamar, Anderson.Paak).