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40 Disco Songs That Definitely Don’t Suck

Disco Demolition Night, which happened 40 years ago today, is the day two genres were marked for death. Disco itself was one of them, of…
Nate Patrin | July 12, 2019 - 9:48 am

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The 10 Best Mark Ronson Songs

You may not recognize Mark Ronson, but you'd definitely recognize at least one of the countless hits he's worked on in the past 10 years.
Margaret Farrell | July 2, 2019 - 1:30 pm

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Chillwave At 10: The Essential Tracks

I honestly thought "glo-fi" was gonna stick, y'all.
Ian Cohen | June 25, 2019 - 11:37 am

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The 50 Best Albums Of 2019 So Far

Music has always been a vast universe to explore, and that sense of the unconquerable infinite has only intensified in an age of on-demand streaming…
Stereogum | June 11, 2019 - 10:00 am

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Remembering Roky Erickson In 13 Songs

I saw Roky Erickson perform exactly once in my life, at Øyafestivalen in Norway. This was 2007, a big year for the artist, who played…
Stephen Deusner | June 4, 2019 - 10:59 am

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8 Memorable Covers Of The Queen Of Disco, Donna Summer

Forty years ago yesterday, on June 2, 1979, Donna Summer's "Hot Stuff" peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. A week earlier, it had…
Nate Patrin | June 3, 2019 - 11:56 am

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Sly & The Family Stone’s Stand! Turns 50: The 8 Best Covers

When it comes to groups that commercially peaked half a century ago, it's hard to think of one that's more relevant yet easier to take…
Nate Patrin | May 6, 2019 - 12:40 pm

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The 10 Best Rapture Songs

Do you remember what the early aughts felt like? The smell of leather jackets and canvas shoes pressed into vinyl booths, stage dives at dive…
Pranav Trewn | April 30, 2019 - 12:52 pm

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Remembering Scott Walker In 8 Great Covers

Long before he was the most unlikely avant-garde singer of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, the late Scott Walker was a pop star…
Nate Patrin | April 1, 2019 - 2:05 pm

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The 10 Best Doves Songs

By the end of the '90s, Britpop had collapsed. Its primary and ancillary artists alike had taken the ideas and sounds of that dizzying moment…
Ryan Leas | March 29, 2019 - 12:09 pm

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17 Essential Songs In 7/4

There's a reason why all those Ramones songs start with "1-2-3-4!" -- and also a reason why Captain Beefheart raged against the "big mama heartbeat."
Christopher R. Weingarten | March 8, 2019 - 12:49 pm

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Big Mouth & Beyond: 8 Great “Changes” By The Daptone Family

Sometimes the goofy little deep dives that we music dorks do can take us into some far-flung places.
Nate Patrin | March 7, 2019 - 11:47 am

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Celebrating The Genius Of Mark Hollis In 15 Songs

When an artist like Mark Hollis dies, there are different kinds of ripple effects. We see this often now, a celebrated or iconic artist passes…
Ryan Leas | February 26, 2019 - 11:46 am

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Eminem Albums From Worst To Best

Verbally gifted, painfully self-aware, deliriously problematic -- there's really nothing like the last two decades of Eminem, the blonde swordsman.
Christopher R. Weingarten | February 25, 2019 - 12:58 pm

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The Genius Of Nilsson Told Through 8 Memorable Covers (Yes, Including The Russian Doll Song)

Among singer-songwriters of the 1960s and '70s, Harry Nilsson may be respected, but is he famous?
Nate Patrin | February 19, 2019 - 1:44 pm
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