Weekend LISTening: World Cafe's 11 Favorite Glaswegian Bands : World Cafe Today's World Cafe guest, Frightened Rabbit, inspires this weekend's list of fellow Glasgow bands.
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Weekend LISTening: World Cafe's 11 Favorite Glaswegian Bands

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After enjoying today's World Cafe session with Frightened Rabbit, you might be craving more great music from Glasgow. Scotland's largest city is known for its industrial nature, its pub culture and, of course, its music scene. (Case in point: Time magazine once compared Glasgow to Detroit in the Motown era.) Celebrate the bands of the Glaswegian musical landscape by taking this playlist of our favorites with you this weekend.

World Cafe's 11 Favorite Glaswegian Bands

Teenage Fanclub

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Primal Scream

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Song
Movin' on Up
Album
Movin' on Up
Artist
Primal Scream
Label
Sire
Released
1991

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Aztec Camera

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Song
High Land, Hard Rain
Album
High Land, Hard Rain
Artist
Aztec Camera
Label
Sire
Released
1983

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Lloyd Cole & The Commotions

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Song
Rattlesnakes
Album
Rattlesnakes
Artist
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
Label
Capitol Records
Released
1984

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CHVRCHES

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Song
The Bones of What You Believe
Album
The Bones of What You Believe
Artist
CHVRCHES
Label
Glass Note
Released
2013

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Del Amitri

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Song
Change Everything
Album
Change Everything
Artist
Del Amitri
Label
A&M Records
Released
1992

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Simple Minds

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Song
Best of Simple Minds
Album
Best of Simple Minds
Artist
Simple Minds
Label
Virgin
Released
2002

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Franz Ferdinand

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Franz Ferdinand
Album
Franz Ferdinand
Artist
Franz Ferdinand
Label
Domino

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The Blue Nile

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Song
Hats
Album
Hats
Artist
The Blue Nile
Label
Virgin
Released
1989

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Belle & Sebastian

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Song
Write About Love
Album
Write About Love
Artist
Belle & Sebastian
Released
2010

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Camera Obscura

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Song
My Maudlin Career
Album
My Maudlin Career
Artist
Camera Obscura
Label
4AD
Released
2009

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