Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Music Talk
Reload this Page >

NPR's All Songs Considered ... and other stuff

Music Talk Discuss music in all its forms: CD, MP3, DVD-A, SACD and of course live

NPR's All Songs Considered ... and other stuff

Old 07-08-13, 11:14 PM
Thread Starter
Giles's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 33,630
Received 16 Likes on 12 Posts
NPR's All Songs Considered ... and other stuff

I must admit sometimes in the pursuit of trying to find 'new' online music, you don't look for it in the most obvious places.

case in point, I've occasionally heard some recommendations, mini-album reviews, band interviews on National Public Radio's: 'Fresh Air', 'All Things Considered' and it's offshoot 'All Songs Considered'. Suffice to say, online NPR also offers the fun 'Tiny Desk Concerts' (which was done at the first office building here in DC on Mass Ave. and now their new location on N. Capital St. - unfortunately to staff only - BUT... at least they make them available online/podcasts).

Music concerts, sets from various venues, including the 9:30 Club also wind up for viewing/a listen via NPR.

As for 'All Songs Considered' - they play music 24/7 as well as produce a weekly podcast - to say it's eclectic would be an understatement - but giving it a listen this afternoon - I'm shocked as to how much new music I haven't heard.

anyhow, if you haven't given any of these shows a listen before, give it a shot!


Old 07-08-13, 11:32 PM
story's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Hope.
Posts: 13,891
Received 1,877 Likes on 1,110 Posts
Re: NPR's All Songs Considered ... and other stuff

I hadn't heard of (or at least paid enough attention to notice before) All Songs Considered before. Thank you!
Old 07-09-13, 12:50 PM
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NYC-ish
Posts: 3,275
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: NPR's All Songs Considered ... and other stuff

i get turned on to the majority of new music i investigate through NPR. Don't know if that indicates they showcase a wide range of music or that i lead a very sheltered life.

i have their music page saved off, open it when i come online and check out the articles, who did a tiny desk concert, what song various public radio music directors like.

if you happen to like a certain artist, sometimes they have a wealth of material by them. Case in point, i really like sharon van etten. they have a number of live shows she has done over the course of a few years, in one place. most are even downloadable.

the only thing that pissed me off, is they use some weird video program my computer doesn't recognize, so i cant always view video.
Old 07-09-13, 01:08 PM
DVD Talk Godfather
The Bus's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 54,916
Received 19 Likes on 14 Posts
Re: NPR's All Songs Considered ... and other stuff

NPR Music is far, far too hit and miss for me to follow it on a weekly basis. But their "Favorite" posts are always worthwhile:

Favorites of 2013 So Far
Old 07-09-13, 01:18 PM
DVD Talk Hero
PhantomStranger's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Phantom Zone
Posts: 27,467
Received 801 Likes on 675 Posts
Re: NPR's All Songs Considered ... and other stuff

NPR has pretty good taste in selecting the right artists to promote.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.