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On Cocoa Sugar, Young Fathers’ Future Gospel Exposes The Primal Politics Of Being

"You might not be interested in war, but war is interested in you / And all your sexual capers, drug delirium / Fortunes won, lost,…
Julia Gray | March 15, 2018 - 12:00 pm

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Nostalgia Salesmen Jack White & Julian Casablancas Attempt To Outrun The Past

I was a churchgoing Goody Two-Shoes with a straight-A report card until my senior year of high school, when the Strokes and White Stripes turned…
Chris DeVille | March 14, 2018 - 11:50 am

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Read An Excerpt From Ryan H. Walsh’s New Book On Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks

For the last three three years I've been digging into the history of Van Morrison's classic LP Astral Weeks for my debut book Astral Weeks:
Ryan H. Walsh | March 13, 2018 - 9:59 am

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On A Productive Cough, Titus Andronicus Is Growing Up

When Titus Andronicus announced their fifth LP A Productive Cough, it almost felt as if it was accompanied with a warning. This album would showcase…
Ryan Leas | March 2, 2018 - 11:05 am

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“If It Makes You Happy” Is (Still) Having A Moment

My downstairs neighbors have a habit of getting wine-drunk and singing old songs. They generally break out stuff like "Love Shack" or "We Are Family."
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 2, 2018 - 10:00 am

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Frank Zappa’s We’re Only In It For The Money Is The ’60s Psych Satire That Became A ’60s Psych Classic

"To be the man, you gotta beat the man, and...I’m the man." - The Nature Boy, Ric Flair Statistically, there’s a good chance…
Bruce Hamilton | March 2, 2018 - 9:35 am

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The Lush Sound And Shattering Silence Of Phantom Thread

If you were to watch the trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s film Phantom Thread without ever having heard a good word about it, you might…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 26, 2018 - 12:57 pm

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The Low-Key Legacy Of Duster, Your Favorite Indie Band’s Favorite Indie Band

Every time I’ve tried to explain how Duster has emerged as one of the most influential bands of the past decade, it sounds like I’m…
Ian Cohen | February 23, 2018 - 11:10 am

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Ghetto Blastin’ Disintegrating: Deconstructing Beck 20 Years Later

At the beginning of 1998, it felt easy to peg Beck as one of the top-tier artists of alt-rock. After he followed up the seemingly…
Nate Patrin | February 16, 2018 - 4:29 pm

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The Kick Inside At 40: How Kate Bush Let The Weirdness In And Changed Music Forever

In 1979, an interviewer asked Kate Bush -- who had recently become the first woman to reach #1 on the UK charts with a self-written…
Zoey Peresman | February 16, 2018 - 10:29 am

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Ought’s Room Inside The World Is A Rewarding New Chapter

If you go back to the great post-punk bands of the late '70s and early '80s, you'll find plenty of artists who started out avant-garde…
Ryan Leas | February 13, 2018 - 1:59 pm

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Hip-Hop Is Evolving, And So Is Tyler, The Creator

Tyler Gregory Okonma won the red carpet at this year’s Grammys -- where his fifth and most recent studio album Flower Boy was nominated for…
Pranav Trewn | February 13, 2018 - 10:40 am

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Is Microsoft’s Paul Allen The New Jimi Hendrix? An Investigation

The last week and a half has taken a surprising turn, introducing us to Quincy Jones' new "I'm an 84-year-old all-around legend and I've seen…
Ryan Leas | February 8, 2018 - 4:41 pm

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Insanity Is Watching The Grammys Every Year And Expecting Something Different To Happen

"I think the Grammys are better in New York," Alicia Keys proclaimed before announcing the nominees for Record Of The Year. I'm not so sure…
Chris DeVille | January 29, 2018 - 9:33 am

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Wonderful And Frightening: Remembering And/Or Rediscovering Mark E. Smith And The Fall

It doesn't matter if you're a curious teenager with a Spotify account or a graying zealot sitting on decades worth of accumulated vinyl: Sooner or…
Nate Patrin | January 25, 2018 - 3:50 pm
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