All Songs Considered
12:54 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

This Week's Essential Listening: Blur, Tame Impala, More

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 12:45 pm

If you are listening to this podcast while operating a two-wheeled vehicle, please stop the vehicle and continue listening. In addition to some safety advice, this week's All Songs Considered features: The R&B singer Miguel and his infectious vocal hiccup, a warm and captivating song from Conveyor, a big, blue Blur box set and a song with serious swagger from Tame Impala.

Also on the show, two bands that hail from NPR's home city of Washington, D.C. Drop Electric is a "Sigur Ros-ian" band with an epic sound and Deleted Scenes mixes surf rock with off-kilter rhythms and instrumentation.

Host Bob Boilen is joined by NPR Music editor Jacob Ganz and All Songs Considered intern Emily White for this week's show. You can download the entire discussion above, check out each individual song below and read more about Blur's 21st anniversary box set at the All Songs Considered blog.

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