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.)
Tame Impala, the K-pop band Monsta X and a new solo album from Nathaniel Rateliff top our shortlist for this week's best new releases.
1. Tame Impala — 'The Slow Rush'
Featured Song: "Is It True?"
2. Monsta X — 'All About Luv'
Featured Song: "Someone's Someone"
3. The Ballroom...
As we barrel toward Valentine's Day, M. Ward, Phoebe Bridgers, Perfume Genius, Raveena and more musicians share the love songs they wish they'd written.
1. Torres' Pick: "Hounds of Love" by Kate Bush
2. Matt Berninger's Pick: "Don't Know How to Keep Loving You" by Julia Jacklin
Our list of the best new albums out this week includes the "garage country" of Aubrie Sellers, former Belle and Sebastian singer Isobel Campbell's first solo album in 14 years, Frazey Ford and more.
1. Nada Surf — Never Not Together
Featured Song: "Come Get Me"
2. Aubrie Sellers...