Longreads Or Whatever

Longreads Or Whatever

Catch Up on Some of Noisey’s Best Longreads

From West Coast rappers to mysterious Detroit hardcore bands, here are our favorite stories of the year so far. For your reading pleasure.
Noisey Staff
7.20.18
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The Story of Rexy, Two 80s Blitz Kids Who Made One Cult Album

It’s been over 30 years since they put out ‘Running Out of Time,’ but their new romantic, outsider legacy lives on.
Daisy Jones
1.30.18
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Los Campesinos! Is A Band That Cares About the Past Because We're Scared of the Future

How dwelling on mundanity and escaping through nostalgia has kept "your ex-girlfriend's favorite band" thriving for over a decade.
Nina Posner
5.2.17
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Breakdancing Through Japan

A few days in Japan at the Red Bull BC One Championship, the individual B-Boy equivalent of the World Cup.
Jeff Weiss
4.10.17
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Hail to the Chief: Jidenna's Incredible, Globe-Spanning Journey

We spent time with the sonically adventurous artist to hear his life story—and life after "Classic Man."
Larry Fitzmaurice
3.17.17
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What Happens When South Africa’s Gqom Underground Goes Global?

Disenfranchised kids and a desire to dance gave birth to the broken beats of gqom, but with the genre's ascent came drugs and major label cash-ins. We explore what's next for the scene.
Sihle Mthembu
3.16.17
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The Women Who Taught Me How to Own My Body

How bands like Jack Off Jill and Queenadreena took self-hate and sexuality and spun them into something powerful.
Emma Garland
3.3.17
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Sleaford Mods and the Ballad of Britain’s Lost Rave Generation

How the Nottingham duo went from drug binges and railing at British austerity to living clean.
Ryan Bassil
3.2.17
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Peering into the Abyss with Ryan Adams

We join the newly-divorced singer in LA to dissect his 16th LP 'Prisoner,' but wind up discussing loneliness, black holes, Taylor Swift, and everything in-between.
Eve Barlow
2.15.17
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How Music Is Keeping People from Going Back to Prison

An expanding California arts program is proven to cut recidivism and save prisons money. Can it be a new model for prison reform?
Andrea Domanick
2.7.17
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On Their New Album, Japandroids Stop Dreaming About Living, and Start Living the Dream

On 'Near to the Wild Heart of Life,' the Canadian duo finally gets autobiographical between the "WOAH!"s and the "YEAH!"s.
Ian Cohen
2.1.17
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Barack Obama, the President That Punk Gave a Pass To

Punk rock has always been about fighting the government. But when an idealistic Senator from Chicago came along, things got hazy.
Dan Ozzi
1.12.17