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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 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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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.

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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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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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Guest DJ: Matty Healy Of The 1975 On Making Music From Now On

The frontman for The 1975 says today's political climate has him thinking more seriously about writing songs that mean something.

Guest DJ: Matty Healy Of The 1975 On Making Music From Now On

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Guest DJ Nick Mason On Pink Floyd's Early Years

As a gigantic 27-disc box-set history of Pink Floyd is released, the band's drummer discusses those early years and the other music that inspired him.

Guest DJ Nick Mason On Pink Floyd's Early Years

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What Was It Like To See Pink Floyd In 1966? Joe Boyd Knows

What was it like to see Pink Floyd at the UFO Club in 1966, or to produce the band's first song? Legendary record producer Joe Boyd explains on this edition of All Songs Considered.

What Was It Like To See Pink Floyd In 1966? Joe Boyd Knows

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Guest DJ: AURORA On Her Love Of Heavy Metal And Leonard Cohen

Norwegian singer AURORA talks about her love of heavy metal, Leonard Cohen and how intuition guides her songwriting.

Guest DJ: AURORA On Her Love Of Heavy Metal And Leonard Cohen

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Guest DJ: Sylvan Esso

Sylvan Esso's Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn break down the components of their electro-folk sound and share songs by some of the other artists who've inspired them.

Guest DJ: Sylvan Esso

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Guest DJ: Leon Bridges

The soul singer, who just released his debut album, unearths the roots of his retro sound as this week's All Songs Considered Guest DJ.

Guest DJ: Leon Bridges

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SOAK, Bob Boilen's Current Obsession, Plays DJ

SOAK, one of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen's favorite new artists for 2015, spins some of the songs that have influenced her own work, and talks about her new album.

Guest DJ: SOAK

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Guest DJ: Kate Tempest On The Power Of Words

Our guest DJ of the week, poet and rapper Kate Tempest, picked music that breaks through circumstance to reach audiences directly.

Guest DJ: Kate Tempest On The Power Of Words

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Guest DJ: Yusuf/Cat Stevens

Yusuf/Cat Stevens joins All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton to share songs that shaped his career and discuss his new album, Tell 'Em I'm Gone.

Guest DJ: Yusuf/Cat Stevens

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Guest DJ Dave Grohl

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl joins hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton to discuss his upbringing in Washington, D.C., and the role of geography in Foo Fighters' new album, Sonic Highways.

Guest DJ Dave Grohl

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