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State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U)

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We the Common

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Trixie Whitley: Songs For A Charmed — And Checkered — Life

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After 17 Years, Adam Ant Transforms Again

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Jack White On Bluesman Charley Patton, Plus Tegan And Sara, More

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Kopecky Family Band On World Cafe

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Django Django On World Cafe

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Buke and Gase's new album, General Dome, comes out Jan. 29. Grant Cornett/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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General Dome

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From the Sun

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For Sean Lennon, Music Is Not A Solo Act

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Big Star And Ardent Music On World Cafe

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Sun Studio On World Cafe

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Out Of A Cult, Into The World: Owens' Transformation

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Yo La Tengo In Concert

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Why There Are Only 100 Copies Of The New Bob Dylan Record

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Graham Parker And The Rumour On World Cafe

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Scott Walker On World Cafe

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