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Rufus Wainwright's new album is called Unfollow the Rules. He says the title comes from something his daughter said to him, and which he uses to express the need to reexamine the world. Tony Hauser/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rufus Wainwright On World Cafe

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Paul Beaubrun On World Cafe

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Neil Young's newly released album, Homegrown, arrives at the same moment as two other veteran songwriters, Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, put out projects of their own. Henry Diltz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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With New Albums, Bob Dylan, Neil Young And Willie Nelson Are As Relevant As Ever

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Sweet Crude On World Cafe

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U.S. Girls on World Cafe

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Phoebe Bridgers is one of the most prolific young songwriters to emerge in the last several years. Her second solo album, Punisher, is out now. Frank Ockenfels/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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It 'Feels Like A Graduation': Phoebe Bridgers On 'Punisher'

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The title track from La Mera Candelaria's album Si Reina, is among Byron Gonzalez's picks for this World Cafe guest DJ session. Matias Ponce/Stephani "La Mera" Candelaria/Courtesy of the artst hide caption

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Byron Gonzalez On World Cafe

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John Mayer performs at Irving Plaza in February 2002 in support of his debut full-length studio album, Room for Squares. Chad Rachman/AP hide caption

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Classic World Cafe with John Mayer

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