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Good music longreads

Articles featured in our weekly Stack newsletter.

The Endless Potential Of The Pedal Steel Guitar

An Odd Duck By Any Measure
NPR

First Floor

Shawn Reynaldo's music newsletter
First Floor

Afrodiasporic Club Sounds Are Flourishing In The Los Angeles Underground

Parties focused on the irrepressible sounds of the African diaspora are energizing the Los Angeles underground.
Resident Advisor

Instagram’s rock ‘n’ roll Hall of Shame

Catatonicyouths is probably your favorite musician’s favorite Instagram account.
The Outline

How Indie Went Pop—and Pop Went Indie—in the 2010s

Ten years ago, a collaboration between an indie act and a pop artist was something to marvel over.
Pitchfork

An Oral History of LimeWire

The Little App That Changed the Music Industry Forever
MEL

The Hissing of Vintage Tapes

The ongoing fight against tape hiss has proven a useful creative tension for the music industry
Tedium

How One Of Music's Biggest Stars Almost Disappeared

How does one of the biggest stars in American popular music go missing?
NPR

The Unsolved Case of the Most Mysterious Song on the…

Inside the question that’s been driving the internet crazy for years.
Rolling Stone

‘Taaaake onnn meee!’

The unkillable, oh-so-profitable afterlife of a-ha’s ’80s classic
Los Angeles Times

The Hardest Song I Ever Chased

Today, selecting the appropriate scores or songs to accompany everything from blockbuster movies to indie-film trailers remains an art form…
Vulture

The story behind the best-known local jingle in America

The mysterious power of local jingles, like the famous Cellino & Barnes ad, explained.
Vox

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