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Top 100 Albums of 2023

The end of 2023 is quickly approaching, and so is our countdown of the Top 100 Albums of 2023, but we’ll need your help!

Community Connection: Joyful Voices

Joyful Voices is a community chorus for singers with Alzheimer’s or other dementias and their caregivers. The aim of the Joyful Voices Chorus is to

The Hives on World Cafe

The Hives have returned. The outlandish and skilled Swedish rock band swear they are back for good, after a nearly 10 year pause between albums. Their latest, The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons, is filled with arena-sized choruses, razor sharp riffs, and delightfully goofy lyrics, including a song with a quadruple negative. The Hives join us to explain why the world needs them now more than ever, on the next World Cafe.

Encore: Brandy Clark on World Cafe

Brandy Clark has written songs for some of country music’s biggest names: from Kacey Musgraves to Reba McEntire to Keith Urban. But on her new self-titled album, Clark was writing for herself. On the next World Cafe, Clark talks about crafting her multi-Grammy nominated record with the production help of another Brandi: Brandi Carlile. Plus, Clark talks about storytelling, writing for country versus Americana fans and her Tony Award-nominated Broadway show.