All Songs +1: This Week's Number One Song
Congratulations, music lovers! We managed to get through an entire week without a major album dropping out of the blue. So if you're like us this means you've finally had a chance to catch your breath and dig into all the amazing stuff that has come out.
Earlier this week we asked you to tell us what your favorite song is right now — the one track you can't stop listening to. Maybe it's something from one of the big releases, or maybe it's something from a lesser-known artist off everyone's radar. Or maybe it's an older tune.
After a few days of voting, the consensus No. 1, your favorite song of the week, is James Blake's "I Need A Forest Fire," the simmering electro-soul song he cut with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon for the new album The Colour In Anything. The rest of the top-five spots were claimed entirely by Radiohead: "Decks Dark," "Daydreaming," "Ful Stop," and "Present Tense," all from the band's just-released album A Moon Shaped Pool.
On this week's +1 podcast, All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen is away, but co-host Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Stephen Thompson to talk about the Blake song and speculate about why it's connecting with fans.
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