From the Beatles to Young Thug: a paradox of popular music

I’ll admit, I’ve gone through that phase of nostalgia — feeling that nothing could top the feverish, creative zeitgeist of the countercultural ’60s. My mind has often wandered through the smoky, Beat-ific cool of Greenwich Village’s folk scene, down to the drugged-out wonderland of Warhol’s Factory. You’ll find a Woodstock
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Ranting on the Grammy Awards

I have always hated the Grammys. I hate how the nominees for Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year always seem to be reflections of the Top 40 charts. I hate that Lou Reed, the Band, Talking Heads, Notorious B.I.G., Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin,
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If only there was a music playlist for your life

The key to any successful event is constructing the perfect playlist. And by “event,” I don’t just mean those rare times when you decide to socialize with other human beings and invite them over for a party, where you spend most of the night hunched over your laptop, frantically adding
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Taking the country by storm

I think it’s time for me to come out of the closet. I know the Bay Area is known for its welcoming liberal arms, but it’s hard to find acceptance in a place where the radio stations dedicated to this kind of music have been shut down and transitioned to
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Cher Lloyd’s sophomore album not quite worth the break

After her first studio album, Sticks + Stones, “X Factor UK” alum Cher Lloyd has been pushing back the release date for her recent album. After much delay, Lloyd has released her sophomore album, Sorry I’m Late. Sorry I’m Late is best described as an explosive emotional roller coaster. It
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