Articles tagged musicology

‘Litpop - Writing and Popular Music’ Suffocates From a Lack of the Lively Air of Opinion

This anthology is meant to study two of the most lively artistic fields on the planet, and yet it's bogged down by articles of no great substance and no great joy.

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Black Sabbath’s Old Riffs Sound Much More Evil Than Their Contemporaries’

Black Sabbath invented metal. There was no metal, and then there was Sabbath, and now there is metal. If you need more proof than that, it can be found in this overly-academic book.

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26 Apr 2007 // 2:52 AM

When he was 13 years old, J.S. Bach copied out Dietrich Buxtehude’s most complicated organ work in the same florid, sophisticated music script that

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9 May 2004 // 10:00 PM

Prince: Musicology

While Musicology isn’t a brilliant brushstroke or a complete return to his past, it is without a doubt the best record Prince has made in a long time, a release that provides plenty to be excited about while he continues to find his way back to pop bliss.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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