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Ann Powers On World Cafe

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World Cafe's 2015 Music Preview

World Cafe's 2015 Music Preview

Ann Powers On World Cafe

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JD McPherson is on Ann Powers's list of artists to watch in early 2015. Jimmy Sutton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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JD McPherson is on Ann Powers's list of artists to watch in early 2015.

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After all the time we've spent looking back at the best music of 2014, it is finally time to explore some of the releases we can look forward to over the first few months of 2015. NPR Music's pop critic Ann Powers keeps her eyes on wide range of music; she helps us understand the middle and explore the edges. Her picks for the new year include songs from Oklahoma's retro-rocker JD McPherson, Seattle's female hip-hop duo THEESatisfaction and a brand new country duo from Nashville called Striking Matches.

Set List

  • JD McPherson, 'Bossy'

  • THEESatisfaction, 'WERQ'

  • Striking Matches, 'Nothing But Silence'

Episode Playlist

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