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When you think of rock n' roll, Franz Liszt might not be the first name that comes to mind. — NPR
We no longer know who the biggest pop star in the world is — Quartz
First came the students and their favorite afropop sounds, then came bakosó. — The Outline
By signing artists like Adele and Vampire Weekend, the label banks on long-term potential instead of chasing viral hits. — The New Yorker
Their music video “Hunger Strike” helped launch a musical movement. — Longreads
We explore how Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Game’ became a pop classic over a quarter of a century after its release — Dazed
Lesley Chow revisits TLC's unique debut album — The Quietus
A few minutes after Steve Lacy arrived at a dingy, weed-clouded recording studio in Burbank, the 18-year-old musician flopped down… — Wired
An excerpt from Jace Clayton's book, Uproot: Travels in 21st-Century Music and Digital Culture. — Pitchfork
For those who experience “musical anhedonia,” listening to a song is halfway between boring and distracting—and their brain activity reflects… — The Atlantic
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