Robin Hilton

Robin Hilton is the producer and co-host for the popular NPR Music show All Songs Considered.

In addition to his work on All Songs, Hilton produces NPR Music live concerts and festival coverage across the country, including live broadcasts and webcasts from the Bonnaroo and Sasquatch festivals, South by Southwest and the Newport Folk Festival.

Prior to joining NPR in 2000, Hilton co-founded Small Good Thing Productions, a non-profit production company for independent film, radio and music in Athens, GA.

Hilton lived and worked in Japan as a translator for the government, and taught English as a second language to junior high school students.

From 1989 to 1996, Hilton worked for NPR member stations KANU and WUGA as a senior producer and assistant news director and was a long-time contributing reporter to NPR's daily news programs All Things Considered and Morning Edition.

Hilton is a multi-instrumentalist and composer. His original scores have appeared in work from National Geographic, Center Stage and, most recently, in the documentary film Open Secret. You can hear some of his music here.

Along the way, Hilton worked as an emergency room orderly, a blackjack dealer and a fruitcake factory assembly lineman.

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All Songs Considered Blog
11:48 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Vote For The Albums Everyone Can Love, For May 22

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Originally published on Tue May 22, 2012 1:00 pm

Is it possible to make a top ten list of albums everyone can agree on? With your help, we're going to try!

Each week, now through the summer, we're asking you to give us a thumbs up or thumbs down on a list of records. Just tell us in the survey below whether you do or don't love the record.

And, of course, in the comments section below, tell us what albums you think we should include in future surveys. We hope to use the results to compile a list of the ten most universally loved records by sometime in August.

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Live in Concert
12:53 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Regina Spektor In Concert

Regina Spektor, performing live at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City, May 31, 2012.
Gisel Figallo-Florez for NPR

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 4:36 pm

Regina Spektor has spent much of the past decade perfecting an oddly lovely mix of sweet melodies, piano-driven pop, flashes of experimentalism, and cheery but wistful ruminations on love and heartache. But Spektor writes and performs with the passion of punk, and her otherwise innocent story-songs take unconventional turns.

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All Songs Considered Blog
12:53 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Want To See Regina Spektor In Concert?

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 7:28 pm

On May 31, we'll live webcast and broadcast a concert by Regina Spektor from New York's Le Poisson Rouge. You'll be able to watch the whole thing live on NPR Music and via our apps as it's happening, beginning at 10 p.m. ET.

But if you're in New York City on the night of the show and want to go, we've got free tickets for you. Tickets are very limited, so grab one for you and a guest while you can on a first-come, first-served basis.

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All Songs Considered Blog
2:44 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Old Music Tuesday: Neil Young's 'Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere'

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue May 15, 2012 2:51 pm

I haven't kept an official ticker, but if government agents kicked in my door and forced me to pick the one album I've listened to more than any other, I'd have to say Neil Young's Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere. It came out 43 years ago this week.

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All Songs Considered Blog
3:58 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Old Music Tuesday: Vic Chesnutt's 'Aunt Avis'

Jem Cohen

I haven't been able to listen to Vic Chesnutt's music much since he took his own life on Christmas Day, 2009. It's just been too heartbreaking. But on a recent, chilly Spring night in D.C. I had my iPod on random and Vic's song "Aunt Avis" came up. It was one of those seemingly innocuous moments when you're off in your own little world and something hits you out of the blue.

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