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By Melissa Maerz
Updated October 19, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT

Brian Eno, Here Come the War Jets

”He worked with a lot of great acts in the ’70s, but to me, this is his best record. [I love] ‘On Some Faraway Beach.’ It’s the classic that I always go back to, whether I’m in the [on-set] trailer or at home, and I listen to it 100 times over.”

Grateful Dead, One from the Vault and Two from the Vault

”They’re one of my favorite bands of all time. They really make me think of my teen years, being at home in Connecticut — they’re good summertime songs. I followed them around, so I don’t even know how many Dead shows I’ve been to. Probably 20 or more?”

Marianne Faithfull, Rich Kid Blues

”It’s so easy to lose yourself in her folky, smoky, raspy voice, and it’s a perfect collection of covers; there’s a lot of Bob Dylan.”

Dinosaur Jr., You’re Living All Over Me

”That’s what I like to put on when I really want to sing my heart out. I love singing along with J Mascis, the singer and guitar player. To me there’s so much…not angst, but there’s just so much there to sing along to.”

Linton Kwesi Johnson, Dread Beat An’ Blood

”He was a British dub artist, very political, but he was a poet also, so it’s poetry read along to dub music. He’s one of my favorites.”