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World Cafe Next: Declan O'Rourke

Oct 14, 2013 (WXPN-FM)

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This week's World Cafe: Next looks at Dublin musician Declan O'Rourke. The singer-songwriter's third album, Mag Pai Zai, was released in the U.S. last month after already winning over fans overseas. Britpop legend Paul Weller — former frontman of The Jam — has been quoted as calling O'Rourke's song "Galileo" "possibly the greatest song written in the last 30 years."

O'Rourke has a penchant for writing about love and history with equal amounts of ease and gravity, as listeners will hear in the two tracks heard in this podcast.

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  • "Time Machine"
  • "Galileo (Someone Like You)"

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