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Massive Attack performs live on Sept. 20, 2019, at The Met in Philadelphia. Matthew Shaver/WXPN hide caption

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The Culture Corner: 30 Years Since Massive Attack's 'Blue Lines'

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Thirty years ago, U.K. band Massive Attack released its debut album, Blue Lines, and changed music forever. We go back to the early '90s in Bristol in this first installment of The Culture Corner.

World Cafe's Culture Corner: Massive Attack

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Julien Baker On World Cafe

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Aaron Lee Tasjan on World Cafe

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David Gray on World Cafe

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In Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice, 1967-1975, Thompson looks back on difficult memories that turned into familiar songs. Paul Morigi/Getty Images hide caption

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In 'Beeswing,' Richard Thompson Revisits A Big Life Just Shy Of The Mainstream

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Rick Steves on World Cafe

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Deep Sea Diver on World Cafe

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The Hold Steady on World Cafe

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Langhorne Slim on World Cafe

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Lake Street Dive On World Cafe

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Typhoon on World Cafe

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Amy Lee and her band, Evanescence, have released their first new album of original material in almost a decade. Shore Fire Media hide caption

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Amy Lee, Co-Founder Of Evanescence, Is Ready To Tell Her 'Bitter Truth'

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Tame Impala on World Cafe

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Genesis Owusu On World Cafe

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"I'm a person who spends a lot of time in my songwriting and in my daily life having an internal freakout about specifically which terminology I'm using for any conversation," Julien Baker tells NPR. Alysse Gafkjen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Animated Craft Of Julien Baker

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Kevin Morby On World Cafe

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The War On Drugs' Adam Granduciel takes over the board in this episode. Shawn Brackbill/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The War On Drugs Guest DJ on World Cafe

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Fleet Foxes on World Cafe

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Daniel Lanois on World Cafe

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