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The World Is Ready for a Lady Gaga Renaissance

Gaga's turn in 'A Star Is Born' is said to be career-defining – will it put her back on top?
Lauren O'Neill
9.11.18
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Tracking Music’s Embrace of Living Clean Over Living Fast

Musicians no longer seem to be ashamed of appearing to take care of their own health, and that's a good thing.
Jeremy Allen
8.13.18
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Turn The Volume to Zero: Why Silence is Important

Feeling stressed out? It might be the effect of prolonged, passive exposure to sound.
Kelley Swain
8.10.18
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Everything Is Recorded Capture the Pure Essence of Collaboration

XL label boss Richard Russell’s project – featuring Sampha, Ibeyi, Wiki and more – holds the key to something deeper than music.
Ryan Bassil
7.31.18
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How Social Media Changed The One-hit Wonder

The format has fallen to the wayside in the past few years. But should we be mourning its demise or celebrating?
Harry Harris
7.25.18
pop science

Why, Exactly, Are The 1975 So Successful?

To understand how the hell they've achieved this, we need to lean in closer, to the intricacies of their songwriting.
Emily Bootle
7.24.18
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Whitney Houston Deserves a Documentary That Focuses on Her Music

Kevin Macdonald’s ‘Whitney’ tells an arresting story, but prioritizes a true crime narrative at the expense of celebrating Houston’s abilities.
Tshepo Mokoena
7.10.18
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Acid On Me Like the Rain: Mapping Psychedelia’s Big Pop Culture Moment

Frank Ocean, Kacey Musgraves, and Kanye West's tripped-out experiences suggest hallucinogens are infiltrating an anxious generation as the Xanax era ends.
Ryan Bassil
6.26.18
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Snail Mail’s Debut 'Lush' Is a Love Letter to Romantic Rejection

On this first album, 18-year-old indie pop artist Lindsey Jordan articulates feelings that usually take years to get to grips with.
Daisy Jones
6.8.18
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Why the Hell Is Tyler, The Creator Still Banned from the UK?

Despite being all about flowers and sunshine and love—and putting on the best Primavera performance—Tyler remains banned from the UK.
Emma Garland
6.6.18
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DJ Koze’s ‘Knock Knock’ Is a Love Letter to the After-Party

Usually, dance music is for the club or the comedown. But with his latest album the German producer has gifted a soundtrack to the sesh.
Matthew Francey
5.23.18
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The Uncanny Parallel Between Alex Turner and Bruce Wayne

There is a reason Turner named a song "Batphone" and referenced Wayne Manor.
Ryan Bassil
5.15.18