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A collaboration with several orchestral musicians from Reykjavík served as the foundation for Albarn's new solo album, The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows.
In 1998, we saw the release of Air's Moon Safari, In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel, Lauryn Hill's legendary Miseducation, Elliott Smith's XO and many more. Let's take a look back.
In this session, hear songs that Crockett recorded live in front of a virtual World Cafe audience, from that tribute album and from another recent album of his called Music City USA.
On today's Culture Corner, World Cafe correspondent John Morrison dives into the 1971 album, exploring its songs and the unique way it combines genres.
Dave Grohl joins World Cafe to talk about his new memoir. He'll share snapshots of his life in rock: how he got there, what it's been like and how he's kept having such a good time.
In this session, Robert Plant and Allison Krauss discuss their new album, Raise The Roof, and what they love about working together.
While 1997 was a breakout year for boy bands, the pop landscape was marked by a handful of influential hip-hop, R&B and dance music releases.
In this session we get into Shatner's new record, he shares stories from his colorful life, including a recent trip to space.
Much like Jade Bird in real life, the songs are accessible, thoughtful and nuanced. She has a gift as a singer-songwriter to write in a universal way.
It turned out to be one of the best years for music of the entire decade, with releases that remain indelible and influential.
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