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Bruce Springsteen: A Universal, Original 'Wrecking Ball'

Springsteen told Rolling Stone that Wrecking Ball is "as direct a record as I ever made." It's also one of his most stylistically diverse, including elements of gospel and hip-hop as well as rock and the blues. Rock critic Ken Tucker says the music "testifies to a bottomless ingenuity, invention and exhilaration."

Songs We Love: Disney Songwriters The Sherman Brothers

NPR staffers celebrate the men behind "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" with their memories.

Bahamas On World Cafe

Hear the indie-folk singer Afie Jurvanen perform his breezy, honest love songs on today's show.

Disney Songwriter Robert Sherman Has Died

He and his brother wrote "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and "It's a Small World."

K'Naan: A Song 'More Beautiful Than Silence'

The Somali-Canadian rapper was introduced to the world as The Dusty Foot Philosopher with his first album in 2005. A new full-length album, Country, God, or the Girl, comes out in May.

Bruce Springsteen's Hard-Bitten Pop Optimism

The new album Wrecking Ball surveys just about every style Springsteen has ever played, from Irish stomp to anthem rock.