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100 gecs Remix Debut with Help From Fall Out Boy, Charli XCX and More

100 gecs' follow up their debut with a "remix album" stuffed with features, remixes, covers, and a couple of new recordings. But don't worry, it's just as blissfully difficult as their debut.

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Missy Elliott Remains Relevant and Just As Revolutionary As Ever on 'Iconology'

Enlisting the production prowess of Timbaland, Wili Hendrix, and Missy Elliott herself, Iconology is both a signifier of Missy's role in contemporary popular music while ushering in a welcomed opportunity to #throwitback.

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Aretha Franklin: Context, Intersectionality, and the Rock Canon

Viewing Aretha Franklin's work through a focus on race, gender, and other categories of analysis can challenge us to do the same with all music, acknowledging how multiple points of oppression and privilege impact the production, consumption, and reception of a wide range of music.

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Aretha Franklin: Observations from the Court of the Queen

Aretha Franklin rose to her regal status in spite of record labels' mishandling her art.

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Death Cab for Cutie Strike Safe Satisfaction with 'Thank You for Today'

Thank You for Today spotlights why Death Cab for Cutie remain atop the pop-rock game (even if they've become too predictable and innocuous to ever outdo themselves again).

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Singing the Virginia Blues: An Interview with Gio Washington

Washington's album Son of Pain is a lost treasure of R&B; an album rich in bluesy Southern drawls, honeyed harmonies and street-smart rhythms.


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