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Hard Rock Park boasted rides themed around Led Zeppelin songs and acid trips, but it closed after just five months
It is purely coincidental that rap’s rise coincided with the sudden affordability of the answering machine.
My taste was expanding at the same rate as my hoard - gigabyte by gigabyte, discography by discography
— Said The Gramophone
The first of a new series on the current Russian alternative music scene
— The Quietus
There’s a pretty strange history behind the icon involving ska music, Peter Tosh and the guy who created Comic Sans.
The 1997 album that defined a new hip-hop aesthetic and expanded the definition of rap.
— The New Yorker
From Travis Scott’s queasy emptiness to Khalid’s lowkey miserabilism, how did the pop charts become a destination for despair?
Once derided, the successors to muzak have grown more sophisticated – and influential – than any of us realise.
— The Guardian
The spookiest music relies on a little ditty monks used to sing about the apocalypse
What, exactly, has made “Orinoco Flow” so popular?
— The Ringer
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