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10 Oct 2017 // 2:35 AM

10 Conversation-Shifting Contemporary Books About Music

These are multiple works of genre history and works tackling important issues of race, class, and gender. All challenge dominant narratives of music.

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Distill the Swarm: The Top 20 Extreme Metal Debuts of 2017

Pay no heed to what the curmudgeons say as there are plenty of fascinating sounds being forged annually by new metal bands. 2017’s swarm has been distilled…

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3 Oct 2017 // 7:51 AM

Why Tom Petty Still Matters: Top 20 Songs

With Tom Petty's passing, we're revisiting Petty's top 20 songs in remembrance of the rock legend.

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Twang to Trombones: Top 20 Picks for AmericanaFest 2017

When Wynonna and Lee Ann Womack drag queen impersonators are NOT the highlight of the night, you know you need to be at these shows. AmericanaFest has something for every music fan.

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5 Jun 2017 // 9:21 AM

The Bodeans in 12 Songs

In honor of the Bodeans' just-released 13th studio album, 13, Kurt Neumann sifted through his band’s catalog, selecting a song from (almost) each one in an effort to tell the band’s story.

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The 100 Best Classic Progressive Rock Songs: Part 5, 20-1

Welcome back, my friends to the show that never ends. It's the 100 best classic progressive rock songs.

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The 100 Best Classic Progressive Rock Songs: Part 4, 40-21

Welcome back, my friends to the show that never ends. It's the 100 best classic progressive rock songs.

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The 100 Best Classic Progressive Rock Songs: Part 3, 60-41

Welcome back, my friends to the show that never ends. It's the 100 best classic progressive rock songs.

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The 100 Best Classic Progressive Rock Songs: Part 2, 80-61

Welcome back, my friends to the show that never ends. It's the 100 best classic progressive rock songs.

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The 100 Best Classic Progressive Rock Songs: Part 1, 100-81

After gamely attempting to track the 25 best old-school progressive albums of all time, it's inevitable we turn our attention to the best songs of the genre.

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20 Hits of the ‘80s You Might Not Have Known Are Covers

There were many hit cover versions in the '80s, some of well-known originals, and some that fans may be surprised are covers.

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The 50 Best Post-Punk Albums Ever (playlist)

This playlist celebrates 50 of the most brilliant, impactful, innovative, and controversial albums of the classic post-punk era.

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The 50 Best Post-Punk Albums Ever: Part 5, Joy Division to Gang of Four

This week we are celebrating the best post-punk albums of all-time and today we conclude with part five featuring Joy Division, Gang of Four, Talking Heads and more.

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The 50 Best Post-Punk Albums Ever: Part 4, James Chance to the Pop Group

This week we are celebrating the best post-punk albums of all-time and today we have part four with Talking Heads, the Fall, Devo and more.

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The 50 Best Post-Punk Albums Ever: Part 2, The B-52’s to Magazine

This week we are celebrating the best post-punk albums of all-time and today we have part two with the Cure, Mission of Burma, the B-52's and more.

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23 Jan 2017 // 3:00 AM

Here are 50 of the most brilliant, impactful, innovative, and controversial albums of the classic post-punk era, a collection the reverberations of which can be and will continue to be felt for generations.

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The 50 Best Post-Punk Albums Ever: Part 1, Gang of Four to the Birthday Party

This week we are celebrating the best post-punk albums of all-time and we kick things off with Gang of Four, Public Image Ltd. Throbbing Gristle and more.

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The 15 Best Americana Albums of 2016

This year's Best of Americana list may place the greatest distance between the genre and country music of any list we've compiled in recent years.

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13 Dec 2016 // 12:40 PM

The 70 Best Albums of 2016

From genre-busting electronic music to new highs in the ever-evolving hip-hop scene... from soul and Americana to rocking and popping indie... 2016's music scenes bestowed an embarrassment of riches upon us.

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

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"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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