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Playlist - Of Monsters And Men's "songs to get the creative juices flowing" feat Jack White, Alt-J, Joni Mitchell & more

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Iceland’s Of Monsters And Men are in the middle of a three night residency at London‘s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (5-7 March). How they got there could be down to these ten songs, as the band’s Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir and Ragnar Þórhallsson have created us a Playlist of “songs to get the creative juices flowing.

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Feist – The Bad in Each Other

“The instrumentation is incredible. Feist is awesome and I feel like I’m a cowboy in a dessert.”

Alt-J – Something Good

“We’ve played a lot of gigs with them and this song always gets us.”

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Daughter – Smother

“The lyrics are incredible and honest.”

Radiohead – Nude

“There’s really nothing to say on this one. It’s Radiohead.”

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Jack White – Sixteen Saltines

“Simply badass!”

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Bibio – Ambivalence Avenue

“Gets us in the mood every time.”

Bon Iver – Blood Bank

“A beautiful that always reminds the band of good things.”

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Joni Mitchell – Both Sides Now

“It’s really cool to listen to the difference between the original version and when she plays it more recently. It’s such a mature song for someone to write so young, and then to see a mature women sing it and it has new life to it.”

Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind

“One of the greatest musicians that this world has seen and one of the best songs.”

Hjaltalín – Ethereal

“An Icelandic band, from their most recent album. This song was written almost by mistake, by the singer just coming into the studio and singing, without any plan. Again, a beautiful song.”

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