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Was Moby’s ‘Play’ the Spiritual Death of the ’90s?
— The Ringer
What do musicians who blend fact and fiction owe their real life subjects?
Some of music’s DIY players are giving up on the beloved format.
Why hit songs suddenly matter more than the stars that sing them
Portuguese hip-hop pioneer? Decades-long resident at iconic club Lux Frágil? A low-key legend of the Lisbon scene.
— Resident Advisor
Dvořák once predicted that American classical music would be rooted in the black vernacular.
— The American Scholar
Underage rockers the Linda Lindas aren’t just punk rock’s future—they’re a throwback to its feminist origins.
Thirty years ago, Billboard changed the way it tabulated its charts, turning the industry on its head
— The Ringer
The story of the Velvet Underground album that almost never was.
In a fractious U.K., a restless sound trembles to life
An American-influenced strain of vintage Japanese music has become a perennial cult hit online.
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