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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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About Pitchfork’s People’s List

When Pitchfork first announced their plans to poll their readership to gauge the top albums of the past 15 years, my reaction was something along ...
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Some People Don’t Like Rock ‘N’ Roll, For Those Who Do, Here’s a Song Titled, “Rock ‘N’ Roll” by the Australian Band Feedtime

Rockism should be dead by now. The perceived slight, that critics beat down other forms of music for the sake of the purer, more real form of Rock ...
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No Need to Apologize, Dave, You’re Cool and You’re Right

Maybe you missed the Grammy's last weekend.  I didn't bother, either. Maybe you missed Dave Grohl's speech after the Foo Fighters won a Grammy ...
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Nobody Loves Me: On Lana Del Rey and How She Broke the Wrong Way

Even as the term indie rock has lost much of its meaning in the 21st century, some of its ethos remain. Number one is be real. Number two, if ...
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Why Isn’t My Favorite Band In the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Why Does the Rock Hall Hate My Favorite Genre of Music?

Sure as the rain falls in Cleveland, soon after the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the class of 2012, the complaints about who did and who ...
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Cleveland Rock is Dead, Long Live Cleveland Rock

Strangely enough, it wasn't the move of Black Keys drummer, Pat Carney, from Akron to NYC, or the seemingly imminent relocation of bandmate Dan ...
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