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John Morrison

John Morrison

John Morrison is a writer, DJ, and sample-flipper from Philadelphia. As a writer, his work has appeared in NPR Music, Bandcamp Daily, Jazz Tokyo, Grammy.com, and more. He is also the host of Culture Cypher Radio, a hip-hop radio show on NPR member station WXPN.

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The singer known as H.E.R. Her latest full-length, Back of My Mind is on our shortlist of the best albums out on June 18. Tim Saccenti/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On June 18

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The Culture Corner: Tibetan Freedom Concert On World Cafe

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Singer and rapper Jesse Markin. His new album, Noir, is on our shortlist for the best releases out on June 11. Tero Ahonen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On June 11

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Allison Russell's new album is called Outside Child. Francesca Cepero/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On May 21

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Kraftwerk perform during the Kraftwerk - Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8, Autobahn (1974) at The Museum of Modern Art on April 10, 2012 in New York City. Mike Coppola/Getty Images hide caption

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The Culture Corner: Kraftwerk's 'Computer World'

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The Essex singer Dodie. Her debut full-length, Build A Problem, tops our shortlist of the best new albums out on May 7. Parri Thomas/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On May 7

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Marie Ulven, who writes and records as girl in red. Her debut full-length, If I Could Make It Go Quiet, is on our shortlist of the best albums out on April 30. Jonathan Kise/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On April 30

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Massive Attack performs live on Sept. 20, 2019, at The Met in Philadelphia. Matthew Shaver/WXPN hide caption

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The Culture Corner: 30 Years Since Massive Attack's 'Blue Lines'

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Thirty years ago, U.K. band Massive Attack released its debut album, Blue Lines, and changed music forever. We go back to the early '90s in Bristol in this first installment of The Culture Corner.

World Cafe's Culture Corner: Massive Attack

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On April 2

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Singer and rapper Noga Erez. Her new album, KIDS, is one of our top picks for the best albums out on Mar. 26. Dudi Hasson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On March 26

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Singer Valerie June. Her new album, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers, is on our shortlist for the best releases out on March 12. Renata Raksha/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On March 12

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Elizabeth Ziman of Elizabeth and the Catapult. The band's latest full-length, Sincerely, e is one of our picks for the best new albums out on March 5. Seth Caplan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On March 5

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Singer Sam Dew. His debut solo album, Moonlit Fools, is on our list of the best new releases out on Feb. 26. Christian Lanza/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Feb. 26

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