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Good music longreads

Articles featured in our weekly Stack newsletter.

How Kidz Bop Turned A Simple Idea Into Chart Domination

A couple of dads with a 1-800 number and a hunch somehow became a dominant force in children’s entertainment.
BuzzFeed News

The Eternal Cool of Talk Singing

It’s a vocal style that some of the most heralded rock bands of the year have adopted.
The Ringer

Pitchfork Reviews: Rescored

We’ve all thought about it: Here are 19 album review scores that we’d change if we could.
Pitchfork

The Rap Reissue Market Is Booming. Can It Last?

The problems facing rap reissue labels even in this moment of growth
Pitchfork

Tears in Rain

Do Androids Stream Electric Sleep?
Dada Drummer Almanach

Music Copyright in the Age of Forgetting

Our brains can’t be trusted to notice when we steal an idea—and the problem is likely getting worse.
The Ringer

"Chop Suey" by System of a Down: An Oral History

How System of a Down’s “Chop Suey” tore up the airwaves — before getting banned.
Vulture

Edge of Seventeen: An anthem that stuns each new generation

Stevie Nicks launched a solo career – and created a truly iconic song in the process.
BBC

Meet TikTok's Spotify influencers

The new type of music blogger.
Mashable

A pre-history of the electronic music festival

The international festival circuit is booming, but little is known about the decades of evolution that got us here
Resident Advisor

Male musicians have a rich history of using flamboyance as…

From Little Richard’s outré performances in the Fifties to Gen-Z sensation Lil Nas X
GQ

Shattered Porcelain

Was Moby’s ‘Play’ the Spiritual Death of the ’90s?
The Ringer

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