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The Reality of How Generation Z Discovers New Music

In a world of algorithms, angry old music fans and no more HMV, what exactly draws the next generation to their new, favourite artists?
Ryan Bassil
1.7.19
Obsessive Tendencies

Miley’s Collab With Mark Ronson is the Best Thing She’s Ever Done

Inject that melancholy country music and disco strings into my veins pls
Daisy Jones
12.13.18
Obsessive Tendencies

Dance Music Acts Sample This 80s Piano Line So Much for a Reason

From M People and Liquid to Bulgarian DJ KiNK, Marshall Jefferson's bittersweet chords on Cece Rogers’ “Someday” still stand the test of time.
Daisy Jones
11.7.18
Essays

How Music and Memory Work Together When You’re Processing Trauma

A song can transport our minds back in time – but there may be ways to unlearn the pain we associate with a piece of music, too.
Ben Charlie Smoke
10.4.18
Obsessive Tendencies

In Being Honest, Lily Allen Makes it Easier For The Rest of Us

I found myself feeling many things when reading the popstar’s new memoir, 'My Thoughts Exactly', but mainly I felt relief.
Daisy Jones
10.4.18
Essays

Dev Hynes Has Slowly Built an Extraordinary Canon

‘Negro Swan,’ out today, marks another step in a musical universe that the singer and producer has been forming for years.
Daisy Jones
8.24.18
Obsessive Tendencies

The Virgin Suicides Score and the Dark, Blissful Sound of a Heatwave

French electronic duo Air captured an energy that sits somewhere between darkness and warmth, and feels like a fever.
Daisy Jones
7.25.18
Obsessive Tendencies

An Ode to Late Nights On LimeWire

For me and others who grew up in 2000s, the file-sharing software became a way to forge my music taste and understand the internet.
Daisy Jones
6.20.18
Obsessive Tendencies

How Queer Stories Onscreen Breathe New Life into Old Songs

'Call Me By Your Name,' 'Moonlight' and 'Black Mirror' have transformed classic songs, giving us a fresh wave of LGBTQ anthems.
Daisy Jones
4.12.18
Important Questions Raised By...

Why Does Music Sound Better When I’m Ovulating?

I went on a deep dive to find out why my favorite tracks sound even sicker for about three to six days during every month.
Daisy Jones
3.29.18
Obsessive Tendencies

The Music in ’Run Lola Run’ Is Still a Techno Rush to the Head

Every beat that pulses through Tom Tykwer's 1999 cult classic captures the breathless pace of big city life.
Daisy Jones
3.7.18
Remembering Things

The 'Party Monster' Soundtrack Captured the Dark Side of Hedonism

15 years ago this film debuted, making back-to-back club bangers sound sinister when paired with a horrifying true story.
Daisy Jones
1.22.18
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