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Good music longreads

Articles featured in our weekly Stack newsletter.

A conversation with Laurel Halo

The expectation-thwarting composer and producer discusses pop, ambient, and the exquisitely flawed nature of acoustic music.
Nina Editorial

Beirut's Zach Condon

On Mental Illness, Not Touring, Being Pigeonholed, and Going It Alone
Last Donut of the Night


Fucked Up guitarist Mike Haliechuk writes about Pitchfork and his band
Looking For Gold

Pouring One Out for Pitchfork

A Pitchfork Staffer Looks Back The Influential Music Site's Historic Run
Rolling Stone

For Dry January, great songs about not drinking

A music critic in recovery suggests great songs about sobriety

Lost Ones

Experts agree that memories of rare music can persist for many years
The Believer

TikTok Has Made Shoegaze Bigger Than Ever

How a genre short on hooks, memorable riffs, and magnetic personalities became a defining sound for Gen-Z rock fans

How ‘Mr. Brightside’ Became a Generation’s Anthem

The Killers’ signature hit has become one of the most inescapable rock songs of its time.
The New York Times

Judy Weinstein: She Was There

The record pool founder and one of the earliest DJ managers on her life in music
Red Bull Music Academy Daily

How venture capital changed the business of sampling

Sampling can be risky for artists, but the industry is increasingly profiting from it.
The Fader

The state of music criticism

Music authorities on why we need music criticism.

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