Bob Boilen Bob Boilen is the creator and host of NPR's All Songs Considered.

Thom Yorke of Atoms For Peace. Not pictured from the band: Nigel Godrich, Flea, Mauro Refosco and Joey Waronker. Eliot Lee Hazel hide caption

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Listen: Thom Yorke on 'Amok'

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Alt-J: Tiny Desk Concert

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Britain's Alt-J was this year's Mercury Prize winner, for the band's debut album An Awesome Wave. The group is also Bob Boilen's pick for Album Of The Year. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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