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Eliza Hardy Jones on World Cafe

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T Bone Burnett on World Cafe

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From left: Robyn, Christine and the Queens, Janelle Monáe, MUNA, Arlo Parks and Perfume Genius From left: Heji Shin, Eloïse Labarbe-Lafon, Mason Rose, Isaac Schneider, Alexis Waespi and Gilles Laurent/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Gary Clark Jr. on his latest album, 'JPEG Raw'

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The retro-pop artist Cindy Lee doesn't sit for interviews, use social media and rejects the streaming era's demands on independent artists. Photo by Meaghan Garvey/Illustration by Jackie Lay/NPR hide caption

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'I Saw the TV Glow' dives deep into the pop cultural obsession of two outcast suburban teenagers, with a curated soundtrack that matches their malaise. Photo by A24/Illustration by Jackie Lay/NPR hide caption

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Telemarket on World Cafe

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Artists like Superchunk, Neurosis, Pixies, Low, Mogwai and Joanna Newsom came to recording engineer Steve Albini when they had something righteous or defiant to proclaim. Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty hide caption

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Wuxtry Records on World Cafe

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"When I first started being in Bikini Kill, I thought of myself as a feminist performance artist who was in a punk band," Kathleen Hanna says. Rachel Bright/Ecco hide caption

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Kathleen Hanna on life as a 'Rebel Girl,' and the joy of expressing anger in public

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The Black Keys on World Cafe

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Mark Knopfler on World Cafe

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Alejandro Escovedo on World Cafe

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Jon Bon Jovi, shown here in 2011, says the band's 1986 hit "Livin' on a Prayer" has "touched more lives than I could have ever dreamt." David Bergman/Hulu hide caption

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'I can only give the best': Bon Jovi on vocal surgery and the road to recovery

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