Guest DJ Jonsi Of Sigur Ros

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What do Iron Maiden, Billie Holiday and castrato singer Alessandro Moreschi have in common? Answer: Sigur Ros frontman Jon ("Jonsi") Thor Birgisson lists them all among his favorite artists. In this edition of All Songs Considered, Jonsi talks about his new solo album, Go, and shares some of the songs that have helped shape his own music. Hear a strange and surprising mix of artists, from the heavy-metal group Iron Maiden to jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, Audrey Hepburn and more.

Hear Jonsi's new solo album, Go, in its entirety as part of our Exclusive First Listen series.

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Guest DJ Jonsi Of Sigur Ros

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Iron Maiden

  • Artist: Iron Maiden
  • Album: Killers
  • Song: Murders in the Rue Morgue
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  • "Murders in the Rue Morgue"
  • Album: Killers
  • Artist: Iron Maiden
  • Label: EMI Music Distribution
  • Released: 1981
 
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Audrey Hepburn

  • Artist: Audrey Hepburn
  • Album: Music from the Films of Audrey Hepburn
  • Song: Moon River [From Breakfast at Tiffany's]
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  • "Moon River [From Breakfast at Tiffany's]"
  • Album: Music from the Films of Audrey Hepburn
  • Artist: Audrey Hepburn
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Released: 1993
 
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Jónsi

  • Artist: Jónsi
  • Album: Go
  • Song: Animal Arithmetic
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  • "Animal Arithmetic"
  • Album: Go
  • Artist: Jónsi
  • Label: XL
  • Released: 2010
 
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Billie Holiday

  • Artist: Billie Holiday
  • Album: Lady Day: The Best of Billie Holiday
  • Song: All of Me
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  • "All of Me"
  • Album: Lady Day: The Best of Billie Holiday
  • Artist: Billie Holiday
  • Label: Absord Japan
  • Released: 2001
 
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Jónsi

  • Artist: Jónsi
  • Album: Go
  • Song: Tornado
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  • "Tornado"
  • Album: Go
  • Artist: Jónsi
  • Label: XL
  • Released: 2010
 
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Alessandro Moreschi

  • Artist: Alessandro Moreschi
  • Album: Moreschi - The Last Castrato
  • Song: Ave Maria
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  • "Ave Maria"
  • Album: Moreschi - The Last Castrato
  • Artist: Alessandro Moreschi
  • Label: Pearl
  • Released: 2010
 
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Django Reinhardt

  • Artist: Django Reinhardt
  • Album: Retrospective 1934-53
  • Song: Dinah
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  • "Dinah"
  • Album: Retrospective 1934-53
  • Artist: Django Reinhardt
  • Label: Sunnyside
  • Released: 2003
 

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