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Good music longreads

Articles featured in our weekly Stack newsletter.

The Many Humiliations of Being an Arcade Fire Fan

Do I like their new album or do I just really, really want to like it?
Gawker

Hidden in a Fire Island House, the Soundtrack of Love…

In tragedy, music provided solace during the AIDS epidemic
The New York Times

The Return of Coachella

And a Glimpse Into Our New Abnormal
The Ringer

Why We Can’t Quit the Guitar Solo

A guitar solo is not just a display of musical showmanship, technical mastery and bravado.
The New York Times

Jewel-Box Heroes: Why the CD Revival Is Finally Here

Compact discs are still the ideal format for getting lost inside your music collection
Rolling Stone

Weird Era #1: A Decade of “Oblivion”

How Grimes' Breakout Single Turned the Montreal Crust-Punk into a Worldwide Pop Phenomenon
What's Good

How Much Does It Cost to Throw a Club Night?

Promoters assess the various financial challenges involved in throwing parties
Resident Advisor

The soundtrack to Mardi Gras

From its first wave to its golden age
NPR

How Today’s Electronic Music Is Bringing Age-Old Folk Traditions Back…

Contemporary producers are looking to the past to help unlock the present.
Pitchfork

How ‘Euphoria’ Turned the Teen Drama Soundtrack Into a Perfect…

The kids from Euphoria High listen to ’90s hip-hop and cry to Sinead O’Connor
The Ringer

Listening to Burial at the end of the world

When climate crisis came to a reporter's backyard, only music made it make sense
NPR

How Long Can Music Journalism Stay Segregated?

Gestures at post-racial universality have in many ways entrenched white power in the music press.
Study Hall

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