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Beck, Mary Gauthier, Rufus Wainwright

A Dust Brothers collaboration from Beck; New music from Manuel Guajiro Mirabal; A soundtrack from Gustavo Santaolalla; 1920s crooning from Rufus Wainwright; Electronic lullabies by Efterklang; Odd instrumentals from Character; Tuatara percussionist Barrett Martin; Country singer/songwriter Mary Gauthier.

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Beck, Mary Gauthier, Rufus Wainwright

Qué Onda Guero

Beck's eighth CD picks up where his 1996 album Odelay! left off, with grooves and multi-layered samples produced by the Dust Brothers, Mike Simpson and John King.

Me Boté de Guaño

Manuel Guajiro Mirabal is best known as the trumpeter for the Buena Vista Social Club.

La Partida

Gustavo Santaolalla, featured on our very first All Songs Considered, is the composer and performer for this Oscar-nominated soundtrack to The Motorcycle Diaries.

I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise

This is one of two CDs featuring music from the film The Aviator. The other CD features the original score for the movie, while this one is a collection of mostly period music performed by artists like Rufus Wainwright.


If you like Sigur Ros, you'll enjoy the electronic soundscapes from Denmark's Efterklang.

What You Are in the Dark

Character is a Nashville-based group featuring members of the band Lambchop. Character make music in the spirit of other progressive rock groups like King Crimson and Yes.

The Diamond Path

Barrett Martin is the percussionist for Tuatara. On this solo album he also stands in on guitar, vibraphone, bass and kalimba.

Mercy Now

Mary Gauthier, previously featured on All Songs Considered episode 26, was a philosophy major who became an award-winning restaurant owner before launching a career in music.