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LouReed

In Praise of Lou Reed’s Artistry (And His Dickishness)

The brilliance of Lou Reed was one was never quite sure whether he was being sincere or being a troll. He was both an urban poet without peer, ...
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A Pandora’s Box of Disinformation: How You’re Being Led and Lied To in the Debate Over Internet Streaming Royalties

My song got played 1,000,000 times on Pandora and all I got was $17 sure makes a good headline. Spin ran with David Lowery's extraordinary tale of ...
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Punk Rock is Bullshit, So Says Some Guy Named John Roderick

Because I'm a modern man, and the modern man only reads articles on the internet which reinforce his narrow ways of thinking, I've been able to ...
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IceAgeDoodles

Hey You! Music Journalist: Here Are 10 Questions to Ask Iceage During Your Interview Session. They’re Free to Use, Really

Interviews are hard. First you have to come up with questions, ones no other journalist has asked before. This means research and research can ...
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Ridiculous, Your Name is Beck and a 167-Piece Orchestra Shilling for Lincoln

Last night, upon seeing Beck's new car commercial composition, a cover of David Bowie's "Sound and Vision," for a new Lincoln campaign, I could ...
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Know Your Enemy: Fleetwood Mac, Hall and Oates, Spandau Ballet and Those Who Blindly Follow Are Doomed to a Life of Gentle Bands

Earlier today, The Daily Swarm pulled out this quote by James Lachno of the Daily Telegraph about his unashamed love of Fleetwood Mac. Apparently, ...
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Thinking Aloud About Think Pieces About the 2013 Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Induction Class

The Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame voters have spoken and the 2013 inductees will be Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush, and Donna ...
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TheMenOpenYourHeart

A Statement of Purpose and 25 (Mostly) Rock Records You Need to Hear from 2012

I am Dave Grohl. I am Jack White. Prod me, pour a few beers in me and I'll tell you the problem with pop and the problem with electronic music with ...
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