All Songs Considered is in town this week to host a listening party at Mississippi Studios. Producer Robin Hilton says it’s probably been a while since the last time you sat in a room, put on some music with your friends, and just talked about what you were listening to. The listening party is meant to evoke those experiences.
While the live listening party is a new experiment for All Songs Considered, the show been running online since January 2000. We’re going to look back at that 13-year run with host Bob Boilen and producer Robin Hilton. They’re bringing a playlist of one song for every year of the show’s run so far.
Editor’s note August 22, 2012 1:40 pm:
Here’s the full playlist from Bob and Robin. You can hear all the songs from this show in full on our Spotify playlist.
2000: Gustavo A. Santaolalla: “Gaucho” from Ronroco
2001: Moby: “Porcelain” from Play
2002: Wilco: “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
2003: Damien Rice: “Delicate” from O
2004: Arcade Fire: “Rebellion (Lies)” from Funeral
2005: Sufjan Stevens: “Chicago” from Illinois
2006: Regina Spekto: “Better” from Begin to Hope
2007: Radiohead: “15 Step” from In Rainbows
2008: Bon Iver: “Flume” from For Emma, Forever Ago
2009: The Decemberists: “The Rake’s Song” from Hazards of Love
2010: Sharon Van Etten: “Don’t Do It” from Epic
2011: tUnE-yArDs: “You Yes You” from w h o k i l l
2012: Kishi Bashi: “Bright Whites” from 151a
What are your favorite songs from the past 13 years? If you had to chose one song to capture the new century, what would it be?