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With Laurie Anderson in conversation

Musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson talks to Lauren Laverne about her latest film project, Heart of a Dog.

Laurie Anderson chats to Lauren about her latest film project 'Heart of a Dog'. The musician and performance artist releases her exploration of love, death & language on 20th May. Centring on Anderson's beloved rat terrier Lolabelle, who died in 2011, 'Heart of a Dog' is a personal essay that weaves together childhood memories, video diaries, philosophical musings and heartfelt tributes to the artists, writers, musicians and thinkers who inspire her.

Lauren also has this week's Memory Tapes, a celebration of a listeners beloved mixtape. Plus there's more new music for our Just Added playlist, a Headphones Moment and as many top tunes as we can pack in.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Animal Collective

    Golden Gal

    • Domino Recording Co.
  • DJ Shadow

    Nobody Speak feat. Run The Jewels

  • Lizzo

    Batches & Cookies

    • Totally Gross National Product.
  • Sonic Youth

    Dirty Boots

    • Geffen.
  • Yak

    Harbour The Feeling

    • Octopus Electrical.
  • Metronomy

    The Look

  • Big Brother & The Holding Company

    Piece Of My Heart

    Singer: Janis Joplin.
    • CBS.
  • The Coral

    Holy Revelation

  • The Beatles


    • Revolver.
    • Parlophone.
    • 1.
  • Mudhoney

    You Got It (Keep It Outta My Face)

  • Can


  • The Jesus and Mary Chain


  • Jane’s Addiction

    Jane Says

  • Otis Redding

    Hard to Handle

    • Atlantic.
  • Iggy Pop


    • Caroline International.
  • Ladyhawke


    • Mid Century Records.
  • M.I.A.

    Bad Girls

    • Def Jam / Mercury.
  • Weaves

    One More

    • Memphis Industries.
  • Grandaddy

    Summer Here Kids

    • Big Cat (UK).
  • Palace Winter

    Soft Machine

    • Tambourhinoceros.
  • Lykke Li

    No Rest For The Wicked

    • I Never Learn.
    • Atlantic.
  • Michael Kiwanuka

    Black Man In A White World

    • Polydor Records.
  • A.K. Paul


  • Massive Attack


    • Now.
  • 18+


  • Wire

    Outdoor Miner

    • EMI Gold.
  • Radiohead

    Ful Stop

    • A Moon Shaped Pool.
    • XL Recordings.
    • 5.
  • Laurie Anderson

    The Lake - Vocal Version

  • The Velvet Underground & Nico

    Femme Fatale

    • Verve.
  • Damien Jurado


    • Secretly Canadian.

    I Don’t Love You Anymore

  • The Go‐Betweens

    Streets Of Your Town

    • Beggars Banquet.
  • The Kills

    Doing It To Death

    • Domino Recording Co.
  • Haley

    I Can Change

  • Kate Jackson

    The End Of Reason

    • Hoo Ha Records.