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Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead performs at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic hide caption

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A Conversation With Jonny Greenwood, On Chaos And The Element Of Surprise

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood talks about his classical music featured on NPR Music's Tiny Desk, his love for the recorder and his composer heroes such as Steve Reich and Krzysztof Penderecki.

A Conversation With Jonny Greenwood, On Chaos And The Element Of Surprise

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Guest DJ: IDLES Frontman Joe Talbot

Joe Talbot, frontman for the British punk group IDLES, talks about Joy as an Act of Resistance, how Van Morrison's Astral Weeks changed his life and his tips for driving across Kansas while on tour.

Guest DJ: IDLES Frontman Joe Talbot

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Kevin Morby Takes A Hard Look At God In America

The singer reveals the stories behind his new album, Oh My God and shares some of the songs by other artists that inspired him to take his sound in a refreshing direction.

Kevin Morby Takes A Hard Look At God In America

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Guest DJ: Nilüfer Yanya

The singer shares songs she loves by other artists and talks about her debut full-length release, Miss Universe, an album filled with melodies that won't let go.

Guest DJ: Nilüfer Yanya

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Lucy Dacus, Phoebe Bridgers, and Julien Baker played a Tiny Desk Concert together as boygenius. Bob Boilen/NPR hide caption

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Guest DJ: boygenius

The trio of Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers share the songs they love most and talk about the ways they inspire each other in their new band, boygenius.

Guest DJ: boygenius

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Hozier: Why The Civil Rights Movement Still Resonate

Irish singer/songwriter Hozier sits down with NPR Music's Bob Boilen to discuss the lifetime of listening that led to his new EP, Nina Cried Power, and what American blues means to him.

Guest DJ: Hozier On Why Music From The Civil Rights Movement Still Resonates

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Stephen Malkmus Loves Classic Rock And Earl Sweatshirt

Stephen Malkmus shares the songs that have shaped his life and love of music over the years, and talks about his new album with The Jicks, Sparkle Hard.

Guest DJ: Stephen Malkmus

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Lord Huron's Vide Noir comes out April 20 via Whispering Pines/Republic Records. Pamela Littky/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guest DJ: Lord Huron On The Songs That Shaped The Cinematic 'Vide Noir'

The band Lord Huron is known for its cinematic story songs. Ben Schneider, creator of the project, talks about some of the music by other artists that informed the tales on his latest album.

Guest DJ: Lord Huron On The Songs That Shaped The Cinematic 'Vide Noir'

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Guest DJ: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Hop Across An Eclectic Playlist

Rateliff and Night Sweats band member Mark Shusterman take us on a tour of their favorite music and the historical standouts that influenced them.

Guest DJ: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Hop Across An Eclectic Playlist

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A drawing of Melina Duterte and Michelle Zauner by Margo Hurst (@margoshmargo). Jay Som and Japanese Breakfast are touring the West Coast from Feb. 15 to Feb. 24. Margo Hurst/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guest DJ: Love Songs With Jay Som And Japanese Breakfast

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Jay Som's Melina Duterte and Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner share some of their favorite love-themed music.

Guest DJ: Love Songs With Jay Som And Japanese Breakfast

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Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile's Lotta Sea Lice is out now via Matador Records. Danny Cohen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guest DJs: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile just released an intercontinental collaboration that's full of humor and guitar picking. Now Kurt and Courtney pick the songs they love in a Guest DJ conversation.

Guest DJs: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile

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Beck's latest and 11th full-length album is Colors, out now on Capitol Records. Eliot Lee Hazel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Beck On Healing Through Music, The Deep Art Of Pop And His New Album, 'Colors'

In this Guest DJ session with All Songs co-host Robin Hilton, Beck digs into his latest album, Colors, discusses its euphoric themes and shares some of the songs by other artists that informed it.

Beck On Healing Through Music, The Deep Art Of Pop And His New Album, 'Colors'

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Weaves' Wide Open is out now. Brendan George Ko/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guest DJ: Weaves

The infectious Toronto band can bring to mind Bruce Springsteen or seminal punk acts from the early '80s.

Guest DJ: Weaves

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Guest DJ Week: Courtney Barnett

The Australian singer and guitarist talks about the music she heard growing up in Sydney, her love of the bands Talking Heads, Wilco and more in this interview, originally recorded in 2015.

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Guest DJ Week: Björk

Our week of guest DJs continues with Björk. In this 2009 conversation the Icelandic singer spoke about her love of Syrian musician Omar Souleyman, fellow Icelandic artist Ólöf Arnalds and more.

Björk

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Guest DJ Randy Newman

In this 2008 interview Randy Newman talks about his musical family, how Ray Charles has influenced his work over the years and what it was like hearing The Beatles for the first time.

Guest DJ Randy Newman

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The Politics And Passions Of Roger Waters

The bassist, singer and songwriter behind some of the 20th century's most iconic music goes deep into race, civil rights, prison reform, the troubled music industry and more.

Guest DJ Roger Waters

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Aldous Harding released her debut Party, produced by John Parish, this May on 4AD. Rafael Barker/Courtesy of the photographer hide caption

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Guest DJ: Aldous Harding

Aldous Harding, whose second album Party has drawn raves from around the world, sat down to talk about the music she loved growing up and its influence on her work.

Guest DJ: Aldous Harding

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Guest DJ: How The Band Phoenix Made A Joyful Record In Chaotic Times

Guitarist Laurent Brancowitz and singer Thomas Mars talk about how the band was able to make uplifting music at a time when their native Paris has seen horrific terror attacks.

Guest DJ: How The Band Phoenix Made A Joyful Record In Chaotic Times

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Guest DJ: alt-J

The trio joins host Bob Boilen to share some of the songs they love by other artists, including music from Radiohead, Metronomy and Death Grips.

alt-J Guest DJ

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Lenny Kaye Plays Guest DJ

Lenny Kaye is an elemental force in music and a spiritually attuned diviner of sounds. On this episode, he walks us through his process and his inspirations.

How Lenny Kaye, The Godfather Of Garage Rock, Illuminated 'The Psalms'

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