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Good music longreads

Articles featured in our weekly Stack newsletter.

Tears in Rain

Do Androids Stream Electric Sleep?
Dada Drummer Almanach

Music Copyright in the Age of Forgetting

Our brains can’t be trusted to notice when we steal an idea—and the problem is likely getting worse.
The Ringer

"Chop Suey" by System of a Down: An Oral History

How System of a Down’s “Chop Suey” tore up the airwaves — before getting banned.
Vulture

Edge of Seventeen: An anthem that stuns each new generation

Stevie Nicks launched a solo career – and created a truly iconic song in the process.
BBC

Meet TikTok's Spotify influencers

The new type of music blogger.
Mashable

A pre-history of the electronic music festival

The international festival circuit is booming, but little is known about the decades of evolution that got us here
Resident Advisor

Male musicians have a rich history of using flamboyance as…

From Little Richard’s outré performances in the Fifties to Gen-Z sensation Lil Nas X
GQ

Shattered Porcelain

Was Moby’s ‘Play’ the Spiritual Death of the ’90s?
The Ringer

This Song Is About You

What do musicians who blend fact and fiction owe their real life subjects?
NPR

Why Are Independent Artists and Labels Turning Away From Vinyl?

Some of music’s DIY players are giving up on the beloved format.
Pitchfork

The pop star versus the playlist

Why hit songs suddenly matter more than the stars that sing them
Vox

Meet Yen Sung, Lisbon's Best-Kept Secret

Portuguese hip-hop pioneer? Decades-long resident at iconic club Lux Frágil? A low-key legend of the Lisbon scene.
Resident Advisor

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