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Features // 8 Articles
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Blogs // 8 Articles
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Media // 4 Articles

Songs of Simulation and Discouragement: Bowie, Bono, and Authenticity
13 Oct 2014 // 8:13 PM

With its Apple-sponsored free public release, U2's Songs of Innocence betrays just how far the band has come from their past, despite its attempts to bring back a Dublinesque vision.

The Artists of the Year: 2013 Edition
26 Dec 2013 // 8:14 PM

It was a year of thrilling comebacks from legends like My Bloody Valentine and David Bowie as well the launch of major new talents like Lorde and Kacey Musgraves. These artists had the biggest impact on the shape of music in 2013.


He Took It All Too Far: David Bowie's "Ziggy" Years, 1971-1973
25 Mar 2010 // 4:00 PM

At a time when the rock heroes of the era embodied macho appeal and dressed down in jeans and T-shirts, Bowie’s Ziggy struck an incongruous chord while challenging gender identifications.

Chameleon Comedian: David Bowie 1967-1970
28 Jan 2010 // 3:00 PM

As innovative and eclectic as his music has been, Bowie’s means and methods of articulation also reveal an artist finely attuned to the subversive potential of humor.


Alabama Shakes: Sound and Color
21 Apr 2015 // 8:06 PM

What makes the Alabama Shakes sound new is that they’re evidently devoted to their musical forebears -- everyone from Etta James and Aretha to Bowie and Zeppelin -- yet also coquettishly unfaithful to each one of them.

David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed
9 Dec 2014 // 8:06 PM

Nothing Has Changed, despite the exact nature of its target demographic being up for debate, remains a thrilling go-to for the semi-casual Thin White Duke observer, and is about as damn close to perfect as a Bowie anthology can get.


The 10 Best Songs About New Beginnings
14 Jan 2015 // 5:07 AM

In honor of a new year, here is a list of songs that can help nudge even the idlest of souls off the couch in 2015.

David Bowie - “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” (video)
25 Feb 2013 // 9:08 PM

David Bowie's eagerly awaited new record, 'The Next Day', comes our way on March 12th.


‘Bowie Is’: Beyond the Coke Spoon and Album Art
25 Sep 2014 // 7:44 AM

You’ve probably already heard about David Bowie’s cocaine spoon.

Film Society of Lincoln Center Presents David Bowie Film Series, August 2-8
24 Jul 2013 // 1:30 AM

After the release of a new album (The Next Day) and a sold-out museum exhibition in London (David Bowie Is), a film retrospective continues the year’s tribute to Bowie’s fascinating career.

//Mixed media

Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

// Sound Affects

"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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