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“Anyway, Here’s Modest Mouse”

Pat Castaldo writes about doing the album cover for Modest Mouse's “The Lonesome Crowded West.”
Don‘t forget, we‘re all counting on you.

That’s it? It’s over? I was 30.

Pop stars on life after the spotlight moves on
The Guardian

The Art of Disappearance

Some might hear the music of Connie Converse as a haunting record of depression. But what about the liberation?
The New York Times

What we mean when we say Beyoncé is “saving” house…

Disco and house music are as American as hip-hop and rock ’n’ roll.

A History of Chopped and Screwed in Ten Tracks

DJ Screw's slow, psychedelic DJ and production style has majorly influenced electronic music, R&B and pop.
Resident Advisor

The Weird, Analog Delights of Foley Sound Effects

For Foley artists, deception is an essential part of the enterprise.
The New Yorker

The Confessions of a Conscious Rap Fan

A personal essay that traces the complicated legacy of conscious rap

The people who 'danced themselves to death'

In 1518, a 'dance plague' saw citizens of French city Strasbourg reportedly dancing for days on end.

The Reckless Rise of Rap’s Internet Detectives

When tragedy strikes in the rap world, internet detectives recklessly track down clues and attempt to solve crimes online

Kate Bush, “Running Up That Hill”...

...and the End of Music Charts As We Knew Them
The Ringer

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