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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Murders in the Rue Morgue
- Song: Murders in the Rue Morgue
- from Killers
Moon River [From Breakfast at Tiffany's]
- Song: Moon River [From Breakfast at Tiffany's]
- from Music from the Films of Audrey Hepburn
- Song: Animal Arithmetic
- from Go
- Song: All of Me
- from Lady Day: The Best of Billie Holiday
- Song: Ave Maria
- from Moreschi - The Last Castrato
- Song: Dinah
- from Retrospective 1934-53