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Austin, Nashville and New Orleans have thrived on the success of vibrant music scenes. But as rents rise and noise… — The Guardian
The death of the rapper Prodigy raises a few questions: Is “the hood” over—and why did we ever need it… — CityLab
What are we looking at when we open Spotify? How did it get there, and on whose dime? — Watt
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
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