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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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Big Red Machine Is the Next Logical Step in Justin Vernon's Evolution

The Bon Iver frontman’s collab with Aaron Dessner from the National is the first big release from their new publishing and festival arm PEOPLE.
Ryan Bassil
9.5.18
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Why Hasn’t There Been a Huge UK Girl Band Since Little Mix?

A series of new groups have been hotly tipped but failed to make it big—but maybe the concept itself has become outdated.
Jake Hall
8.21.18
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Music Has Embraced 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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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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The Mercury Prize 2018 Shortlist Pits Young Talent Against Big Names

It's odd to see acts like Noel Gallagher sitting beside rising jazz group Sons of Kemet or rapper Novelist—what does that say about the industry?
Tshepo Mokoena
7.26.18
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6ix9ine Opening For Nicki Minaj and Future's Tour Kinda Sucks

The colorful and controversial rapper is the first of three artists to be revealed as a special guest on the NickiHndrxx World Tour.
Kristin Corry
7.25.18
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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

What Exactly Makes The 1975 So Dang 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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I Hope Our Bleak Future Resembles the Music in 'Detroit: Become Human'

The video game is as triumphant as it is traumatic, and—in the case of one character’s story—that’s down to the work of composer Philip Sheppard.
Ryan Bassil
6.28.18
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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