Guest DJ Jonsi Of Sigur Ros : All Songs Considered On 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.

Guest DJ Jonsi Of Sigur Ros

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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Murders in the Rue Morgue

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Iron Maiden

  • Song: Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • from Killers
Audrey Hepburn cover

Moon River [From Breakfast at Tiffany's]

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Audrey Hepburn

  • Song: Moon River [From Breakfast at Tiffany's]
  • from Music from the Films of Audrey Hepburn
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Animal Arithmetic

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Jónsi

  • Song: Animal Arithmetic
  • from Go
Billie Holiday cover

All of Me

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Billie Holiday

  • Song: All of Me
  • from Lady Day: The Best of Billie Holiday
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Tornado

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Jónsi

  • Song: Tornado
  • from Go
Alessandro Moreschi cover

Ave Maria

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Alessandro Moreschi

  • Song: Ave Maria
  • from Moreschi - The Last Castrato
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Dinah

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Django Reinhardt

  • Song: Dinah
  • from Retrospective 1934-53