Our Spilt Milk: Wrestling with Roots, Bedouine's "Bird Songs," and a Return to "Song Exploder"

I used to be a regular Song Exploder listener, but politics elbowed a few podcasts out of my feed and Song Exploder was one. Since coverage of the impeachment depresses me, I’ve revisited some old listening loves and am back on board. Song Exploder is a nerdy deep dive into one song as host Hrishikesh Hirway interviews musicians and their producers, then edits himself out of the episodes so that they sound like musicians explaining the stories behind their songs directly to the listeners.

NPR's List of Greatest Albums by Women Provokes Conversation

[Updated] A good list starts conversations, which is why they’re a staple of sports talk radio. Where does Quarterback X rank on the list of all-time greats? Who’s the closer you want on the mound in game seven of a World Series game when you’ve got a one-run lead? Questions like that can fill phone lines for hours. By that standard, NPR’s “The Greatest 150 Albums by Women” is already a success.

Jazz Fest is Next for Boyfriend

Boyfriend didn’t overthink the title of her new EP, Next, but it’s the only aspect of the project that seems casual. If nothing else, Boyfriend works on the EP, singing hard on “Sleeping On” and “Beauty is Pain,” and she kisses off the leisure class with time for brunch on “Fun Sh*t.” “I guess I’m too busy working,” she sings. 

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