Guests rate the songs at the All Songs Considered Listening Party in Washington, D.C. Jeff Martin hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Sleater-Kinney, Elle Varner, GRMLN, The Flaming Lips Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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The Flaming Lips' new album, With A Little Help From My Fwends, comes out Oct. 28. George Salisbury/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton set out on a road trip to find the true spirit of the holiday season. Along the way they stop at the Silent Night Motel, where they meet Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, St. Vincent (Annie Clark), Josh Ritter, and more. Michael Huey/Mastery Of Maps hide caption

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Top row, left to right: Laura Marling, Lorde, Mike Milosh of Rhye; middle row: Ty Segall, James Blake, Valerie June; bottom row: Khaela Maricich and Melissa Dyne of The Blow, Earl Sweatshirt, Lou Reed. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Top row, left to right: Laura Marling, Valerie June, Mike Milosh of Rhye; bottom row: Ty Segall, James Blake, Earl Sweatshirt. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Wayne Coyne (center) with the rest of The Flaming Lips. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Flaming Lips' new album, The Terror, comes out April 16. George Salisbury/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Flaming Lips, Sufjan Stevens, Maria Schneider, Surfer Blood. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Wayne Coyne on stage performing with The Flaming Lips at Sasquatch Music Festival Memorial Day weekend. Alex Crick for KEXP hide caption

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