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With Its New Music Spinoff, The Bachelor Is Somehow Even Dumber Than Before

Pop culture and corporate forces love to tout "music" as a unifying metaphor. "Music" as an idea and Music™ as a business turn a bigger…
Julia Gray | April 14, 2020 - 12:41 pm

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Hulu’s High Fidelity Reboot Is A Perplexing Attempt To Rewrite The Past

The mere existence of Hulu's High Fidelity remake is, on a level, perplexing. The 10-episode series developed by TV vets Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka…
Larry Fitzmaurice | February 13, 2020 - 11:24 am

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When The Party’s Over: Unpacking An Exceptionally Grim Grammys

Just when it seemed this year's Grammys would be defined by scandal, they were defined by death instead.
Chris DeVille | January 27, 2020 - 9:46 am

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At 16 Hours, Ken Burns’ Country Music Ain’t Nearly Long Enough

There's a moment three episodes into Ken Burns' new eight-episode/16-hour binge-doc Country Music when I had to hit pause. Ernest Tubb, an up-and-coming country crooner…
Stephen Deusner | September 13, 2019 - 12:30 pm

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The Grammys Could Have Been Worse!

Could it have been any more obvious that the Grammys were desperately trying to do some serious image rehab this year? You don't drag out…
Larry Fitzmaurice | February 11, 2019 - 2:15 am

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Grammys 2018: Performances From Worst To Best

Before this year's Grammys, news broke that Lorde would not be performing at the ceremony, since the producers wouldn't let her sing one of her…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2018 - 12:04 pm

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Grammys 2017: Performances From Worst To Best

Some of us dared to dream that maybe the Grammys would have a good year this year. They'd nominated a diverse and often worthy group…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2017 - 11:19 am

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Pack It Up And Tear It Down: The Good And Bad Of Cameron Crowe’s Roadies

In a year of prestige TV featuring respected auteurs mixing music history with fiction like Vinyl and The Get Down, the best thing about Cameron…
Al Shipley | August 25, 2016 - 2:33 pm

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Grammys 2016: Performances From Worst To Best

Hey, we made it through another year! This was the first year I can remember in which all five Album Of The Year nominees were,…
Tom Breihan | February 16, 2016 - 11:58 am

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The Grammys, As It Turns Out, Are Still The Grammys

Somewhere between the third and fourth tribute performances, a few minutes after Meghan Trainor won Best New Artist, reality set in: These are not the
Chris DeVille | February 16, 2016 - 10:19 am

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Richard Hell Reviews HBO’s Vinyl

Vinyl, Martin Scorcese and Mick Jagger's much-hyped series about record company men in early '70s NYC, premiered last night on HBO. Stereogum turned to punk
Stereogum | February 15, 2016 - 10:44 am

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VMAs 2015: The 8 Most Awkward Moments

The MTV Video Music Awards are, by their very nature, extremely awkward. Maybe it's just that I long since aged out of the network's key…
Chris DeVille | August 31, 2015 - 9:41 am

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Grammys 2015: Performances From Worst To Best

Hey, it's over! We made it through! Sam Smith won everything! Iggy Azalea didn't win anything! Beck busted through the wall like the Kool-Aid Man!
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2015 - 1:01 pm

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Morning-After Phase: Thoughts On The 2015 Grammys

The most uneventful Grammys in recent memory climaxed with an utterly anticlimactic Album Of The Year winner. Rarely has such a shocking upset felt so…
Chris DeVille | February 9, 2015 - 9:51 am

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Grammys 2014 Wrap-Up: Taylor Swift Gets Daft Punk’d

Robots ruled the 56th annual Grammys. Daft Punk seized both Album and Record Of The Year for Random Access Memories and "Get Lucky," respectively, plus…
Chris DeVille | January 27, 2014 - 1:42 am
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