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Articles featured in our weekly Stack newsletter.

Don’t leave jazz to the jazz guys

The music is more than a personality trait.
The Outline

Can Normal People Tell the Difference Between the Remastered Album…

Reclusive mastering engineers are still the unsung heroes of music

The Endless Potential Of The Pedal Steel Guitar

An Odd Duck By Any Measure

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.

An Oral History of LimeWire

The Little App That Changed the Music Industry Forever

The Hissing of Vintage Tapes

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

How One Of Music's Biggest Stars Almost Disappeared

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

The Unsolved Case of the Most Mysterious Song on the…

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

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