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Listen to a New Live Recording of Leonard Cohen Performing “Suzanne”

Here, this is scientifically proven to make your day 74% better, immediately: a new live recording of Leonard Cohen performing… Read More

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One Direction Songfully Explain the Usage of “U” on ‘Sesame Street’

While the song titles from both Sesame Street (“ABC-DEF-GHI,” “Do De Rubber Duck,” “C is for Cookie,” etc.) and One… Read More

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25 of Music’s Most Obnoxiously Misogynist Songs

As long as there’s been music, there have been unpleasant lyrical descriptions based on the subject’s gender — songwriters have long been relying on stereotypes and/or on demonizing the opposite sex as a way of expressing their pain and heartbreak and resentment and whatever else is troubling them. None of this, of course, means that doing so is anything less than obnoxious, so as an exercise in symmetry, over the next couple of days, we’re looking at both misogyny and misandry (because, y’know, that’s a real thing!) in music. First, then, the misogynist side of the… Read More

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Watch Full Set of St. Vincent’s Performance at the Pitchfork Music Festival Paris

The odds of not being one of the people who attended the Pitchfork Music Festival Paris are quite high, given… Read More

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A Little Vaseline Turns Angel Olsen into an Elizabethan in Stunning “Windows” Video

Angel Olsen’s “Windows” was the last and arguably the best track on Burn Your Fire for No Witness. Now, in honor… Read More

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Taylor Swift, Steve Albini, Spotify, and the Fruitless Quest for a Music Industry Savior

If you ever need a reminder that all those rose-tinted remembrances of the pre-internet music industry do not account for the full story, look no further than Steve Albini’s seminal 1993 essay for The Baffler. It’s called, simply, “The Problem With Music.” In it, Albini details the flaws of the major-label music system in actual numbers and simple math — something that’s not done often enough in trade and consumer publications alike when it comes to how musicians actually make their money. … Read More

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T Magazine Interview Proves Jaden and Willow Smith Not Far from Dominating the World with Their Prana

Better watch out, guys. Jaden Smith is “going to imprint [himself] on everything in this world.” And while that sounds… Read More

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