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Bloc Party On World Cafe

After a hiatus, the British band returns to its early post-punk sound on a new album, Four.
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Benjamin Gibbard On World Cafe

The Death Cab for Cutie singer performs songs from his first solo album, the new Former Lives.
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Elliott Carter, Giant Of American Music, Dies At 103

The composer, who was born in 1908 and won two Pulitzer Prizes for music that could be challenging and adventurously modern, died in New York.
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Beth Orton On World Cafe

The English singer-songwriter delves into organic folk-pop music on her new album, Sugaring Season.
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Lianne La Havas: 'The Golden Girl Of British Music'

The 23-year-old singer-songwriter and guitarist, who has been compared to Adele, swept critics after her TV debut. One said her voice seemed to make time stand still.
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It's Gibberish, But Italian Pop Song Still Means Something

The name of the song is "Prisencolinensinainciusol." That's not a typo; in 1972 Italian pop star Adriano Celentano wanted to mimic what English sounds like to non-English speakers. Released 40 years ago this weekend, it became a monster hit in Europe.

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