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Five Essential Albums

Courtney Barnett's Five Essential Bob Dylan Songs

Courtney Barnett, who just played the Season 41 finale of "Saturday Night Live" (and rocked out a blistering "Pedestrian At Best" and "Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party"), kindly found time to pull together a list of her Five Essential Bob Dylan Songs for FUV. Her selections stretch from 1964 to 1970 and shed light on her own songwriting process too:

Aloe Blacc's Five Essential Stevie Wonder Albums

Grammy-nominated singer, rapper and songwriter Aloe Blacc, who was born Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III, has long admired another man who changed his name for his music: Stevie Wonder. When FUV asked Blacc if could write about his Five Essential Stevie Wonder Albums, he immediately agreed. But, as Blacc explained, picking just a handful of wonderful Wonder releases was pretty difficult.

BØRNS: Five Essential David Bowie Albums

Garrett Borns, who records as BØRNS, has covered David Bowie's "Moonage Daydream" extensively in his live sets—a supple, tender take on that song from 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.' So when we asked Garrett if he'd compile his 'Five Essential David Bowie Albums' for us, we weren't surprised to find that album in his top five picks.

Steve Rosenthal: Five Essential David Bowie Albums

Producer, engineer and archivist Steve Rosenthal sadly had to close his 28-year-old recording studio, The Magic Shop, earlier in March, falling prey to voracious New York rents. David Bowie recorded his last two albums at The Magic Shop, 'The Next Day' and 'Blackstar.' We reached out to Steve and asked if he'd write about his Five Essential David Bowie Albums as we celebrate Bowie as our first FUV Essential artist.