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Viking's Choice: Anjimile, High Rise, Fatoumata Diawara, more
All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen and NPR Music's Lars Gotrich share their favorite new tracks including new music from the Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara, the Swedish ambient rock artist SOLE and more.Featured Artists And Songs:1. Dorotheo: "Las Nubes," from Nada Escrito 2. Fatoumata Diawara: "Dambe," from London Ko 3. High Rise: "Outside Gentiles," from Dispersion 4. Anjimile: "The King," from The King5. Laure Boer: "Lapin," from Les cités englouties 6. SOLE: "nous (feat. Chamoon)," from våra liv
New Music Friday: The best releases out on June 2
Hear the powerfully poetic Beloved! Paradise! Jazz!? from McKinley Dixon, a scorcher from Bully, Aisha Badru's Learning to Love Again, the first new solo album in 15 years from Ben Folds and more.Featured Albums:1. McKinley Dixon — Beloved! Paradise! Jazz!?Featured Songs: "Run, Run, Run," "Hanif Reads Toni," "Live! From the Kitchen Table (feat. Ghais Guevara)"2. Bully — Lucky For YouFeatured Songs: "Hard to Love," "Lose You (feat. Soccer Mommy)," "All I Do"3. Aisha Badru — Learning to Love AgainFeatured Songs: "Path of Least Resistance," "Inside," "Move"4. Ben Folds — What Matters MostFeatured Songs: "What Matters Most," "Clouds with Ellipses," "Kristine from the 7th Grade," "Moments (feat. Tall Heights)"5. W.I.T.C.H. — ZangoFeatured Songs: "Waile," "Avalanche of Love (feat. Sampa the Great)"Lightning Round:Foo Fighters — But Here We AreJuan Wauters — Wandering RebelLazy Salon — BellisToosii — NAUJOUROther notable releases for June 2:The Aquadolls — CharmedBob Dylan — Shadow KingdomCowboy Junkies — Such Ferocious BeautyJack Johnson — In Between DubKenny Rogers — Life is Like a SongLinda May Han Oh — The Glass HoursMoneybagg Yo — Hard to LoveNoel Gallagher's High Flying Birds — Council SkiesProtomartyr — FormalRufus Wainwright — FolkocracyTanya Tucker — Sweet Western Sound
How the 'scarcity mindset' enforces the unwritten rules of rap
Over the last nine episodes, Louder Than A Riot has tackled the unwritten rules of rap that hold the whole culture back. For the show's finale, we dig into the root of all those rules: the scarcity mindset. It's the belief that access and resources are so limited for those marginalized in hip-hop that you have to fight tooth and nail for them, and that only one can make it to the top at a time.
Remembering Tina Turner
Our friends at Pop Culture Happy Hour remember the legendary Tina Turner, who died last week at the age of 83, leaving behind an indelible legacy that spanned decades across the music world, the stage, and the screen.
New Music Friday: The best releases out on May 26
The best albums out this week include Lil Durk's Almost Healed, reflections on surviving your 20s from Arlo Parks and Miya Folick, Gia Margaret's Romantic Piano, a new Kassa Overall project and more.Featured Albums:1. Lil Durk — Almost HealedFeatured Songs: "Same Side (feat. Rob49)," "Therapy Session," "Never Again," "All My Life (feat. J. Cole)"2. Arlo Parks — My Soft MachineFeatured Songs: "Dog Rose," "Bruiseless," "Purple Phase," "Pegasus (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)"3. Gia Margaret — Romantic PianoFeatured Songs: "Ways of Seeing," "Cicadas," "Juno"4. Kassa Overall — ANIMALSFeatured Songs: "Clock Ticking (feat. Danny Brown & Wiki)," "Still Ain't Find Me (feat. Tomoki Sanders, Bendji Allonce, Mike King & Ian Finklestein)"5. Miya Folick — ROACHFeatured Songs: "Get Out of My House," "Oh God," "Cartoon Clouds"Lightning Round:Alex Anwandter — El Diablo en el CuerpoAnna Thorvaldsdottir — ARCHORA / AIŌNSparks — The Girl is Crying in Her LatteWande Coal — Legend or No LegendOther notable releases for May 26:Bayonne — Temporary TimeHenry Threadgill — The Other OneJanani Shankar — Hot & Cold Kari Faux — REAL B*TCHES DON'T DIE!Kevin Morby — More Photographs (A Continuum)MeeeZ — [red album]M. Sage — Paradise CrickMatchbox Twenty — Where The Light GoesMike Oldfield — Tubular Bells - 50th Anniversary CelebrationMaya Ongaku — Approach to AnimaShirley Collins — Archangel HillSimply Red — TimeWater From Your Eyes — Everyone's CrushedWolf Eyes — Dreams in Splattered Lines
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.)