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Detail view of Wendy Smith's cover art for Distant Plastic Trees, The Magnetic Fields' debut album, on which the song "100,000 Fireflies" was released in 1991. Wendy Smith/Courtesy of Merge Records hide caption

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Matthew E. White on World Cafe

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Billy Idol on World cafe

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Adia Victoria on World Cafe

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Olivia Rodrigo performs "good 4 u" during the MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12, 2021. John Shearer/MTV VMAs 2021/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS hide caption

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The indie rock band Low released their 13th studio album, HEY WHAT, on Sept. 10. Nathan Keay/Courtesy of Sub Pop Records hide caption

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Low's 'Hey What' Finds The Duo Strong And Forever Searching

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The Metallica Blacklist on World Cafe

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Ron Gallo on World Cafe

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