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15 Music Lovers on the Music Women Introduced Them To

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The myth that men are the sole influencers of musical taste won’t die, perpetuated by ad campaigns, random bros, and Jimmy Iovine himself.  Knowing that this was utter BS, we asked a group of musicians, music journalists, and Flavorwire staffers, representing everyone from casual music fans to snobs, to name an artist, song, genre, or album they were introduced to by a woman, whether she was a writer, a friend, a fellow musician, or a loved one.
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The Most Scathing Reviews from Musicians’ Acting Debuts

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Musicians in movies are a dicey proposition. But we have faith in Adele, who will be starring in her first movie with Xavier Dolan’s English-language debut, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. The filmmaker recently directed the singer’s video for “Hello” to rave reviews. This month also marks the anniversary of Elvis’ film debut in Love Me Tender, which was panned by the critics, but managed to perform at the box office. Singers turned actors in movies are a mixed bag at best, and at worst, like Elvis’ performance, are torn apart by cinema’s critical elite.
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‘HITNRUN Phase One’: Prince Finds a 25-Year-Old Collaborator, Shreds, But Mostly Falls Flat

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When a legendary artist releases new art, the burden of their past successes looms large — sometimes, for the artist, but more often for the audience: will the Stones ever top Let it Bleed? Will Springsteen make a record that won’t draw comparisons to Born to Run? Do we want more of the same? Or do we want to be blown away with something we didn’t even know we wanted to hear?

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32 Albums You Need to Hear This Fall

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Looking ahead to upcoming album releases is a precarious proposition in 2015. Surprise midnight digital releases are de rigueur, and an ill-timed leak can postpone, move up, or scrap an album’s release date altogether. But as long as artists (and labels) keep promising to deliver the goods, we’ll be waiting with bated breath.
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