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Fortune Favors the Brave: Madonna and Kylie Minogue Pick Up Donna Summer’s Torch and Run With It

Fourteen years after Donna Summer's declaration of independence from disco, Madonna and Minogue took up the torch of redefinition with Bedtime Stories and Kylie Minogue.

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The 10 Best Productions by… Guy Sigsworth

On the eve of his next major project release, Alison Moyet's the minutes, here's a countdown of this UK songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer's best productions.

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Today’s “New” Music Is All Folked Up

One of today’s biggest musical trends owes a debt to one of music’s oldest traditions – buddies gathered on a front porch jamming with guitars, banjos, and mandolins. Some of today’s most popular groups sound like they belong in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1920s, not on alternative radio of the 2010s.

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In Defense of Not Going Goo-goo Over Lady Gaga

Seven days. Two letters. And one angry animals rights group. Lady Gaga's rein at the top is possibly nearing its end.

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26 Feb 2012 // 10:00 PM

Sinéad O’Connor: A Mea Culpa

Sinéad's never going to play the game or be someone who has finally "learned her lesson", so forget it. Here’s someone whose career was derailed for being blasphemous. Well, as it turns out, she was right. It’s time to offer our apologies.

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20 Music Videos from the 1980s That Have Aged Well

In this second installment of Sound Affects' retrospective of music videos from the 1980s, we focus on 20 promos that have, remarkably, stood the test of time.

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Tainted Pasts: Pornography in ‘Meet Monica Velour’ and ‘The Girl Next Door’

Meet Monica Velour and The Girl Next Door demonstrate that mainstream representations of pornography, even in a society in which sex proliferates, are still surprisingly one-sided and inconsistent with counter-narratives offered by industry insiders themselves.

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Oprah May Say Goodbye, But I Say Hello

Not since the Beatles broke up has there been such a communal feeling of abandonment as there is with Oprah's final airing of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

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Waveform: New Highlights in the Electronic Underground

To pair Jamie XX’s interest in this territory with a musical figure like Gil Scott-Heron makes even more sense than perhaps the original conceit of I’m New Here.

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14 Jan 2011 // 11:30 AM

The Year in Music: April 2010

M.I.A’s controversial music video for “Born Free” is released. In the clip, violence against red-haired people is used as a metaphor for

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30 Nov 2010 // 5:00 AM

The Year in Music: January 2010

Let’s single out the biggest events that happened in the world of music one month at a time, starting with January 2010.

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‘Glee’ Can Also Be Spelled WTF

Somewhere in my fingers is a longer post about how Glee has gone completely off the rails, but I need a few days to compose

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The Way-Back Machine: 20 Years Ago (videos)

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Oddly, a lot of things that happened 20 years ago this week are either similar to

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The Marriage Ref: NBC’s Next 10 p.m. Revolution?

When NBC moved Jay Leno to ten, the network thought it was going to change the very face of TV. The goals in developing Jerry Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref were undoubtedly more modest. But Jerry may yet succeed where Jay failed.

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Verse-Chorus-Verse: An Interview with Ingrid Chavez

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.

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Peter Phelps and Sex Without Madonna

Was really hoping I’d get an explanation for that title. Alas, I did not. If I think about it, I figure it’s just

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Britney Spears: The Singles Collection

"'Sharing the same heart'? That's like some... Britney Spears sh*t, man!" -- Jay (Romany Malco) The 40 Year Old Virgin.

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Madonna - Like a Virgin (video collection)

25 years ago this week: Madonna’s sophomore album, Like A Virgin came out and delivered hits “Like A Virgin”, “Material Girl”, and “Dress You Up”,

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28 Jul 2009 // 5:59 AM

Gaga for Fame

Recently dubbed the new “princess of Pop”, Rolling Stone has said that Lady Gaga is on the verge of being the “defining Pop Star of

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Queering Madonna & stardom: As contradictory as Uncle Tom, except in reverse

Madonna was as contradictory as Uncle Tom, except in reverse. She claimed to challenge the institution and dominance of the church while worshiping at the mantle of capitalism and white supremacy in ways that only reinforced the nexus of gender, race and class oppression and mutual exploitation.

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Fave Five: Alpine

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"Australian sextet Alpine's newest album is a fantastic expansion of their joyous pop sound, but two members give us five records apiece that helped define their unique musical identities.

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