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Clockwise from top left: Circuit des Yeux, Jeremiah Cymerman, Katie Gately, Satan, SubRosa. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Viking's Choice 2013: We Saved The Weirdest And Loudest For Last

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Blessed Feathers: Nomadic And Loving It

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The 1969 album Then Play On, Peter Green's last with Fleetwood Mac, signaled a spiritual quest already in progress. Jan Persson/Redferns hide caption

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Another Fleetwood Mac Album That's 'Worth A Damn'

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Peter Gabriel's new album, And I'll Scratch Yours, comes out Jan. 7. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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And I'll Scratch Yours

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Wayne Kramer On World Cafe

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Graham Nash On World Cafe

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In his music, Josh Garrels says, he tries to "peel back layers" of what it means to be a Christian. Sasha Arutyunova/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Christian Musician With More Questions Than Answers

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Nick Lowe On World Cafe

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The Polyphonic Spree On World Cafe

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Small Plane

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David Dye picked Parquet Courts (pictured) as one of his five favorite World Cafe: Next acts of the year. Keven Pedersen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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World Cafe Next: David Dye's Top 5

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