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Whether he’s playing drums in Dead Weather or fronting his own White Stripes, the storied musician retains his own undeniable sound. 

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Whether he’s playing drums in Dead Weather or fronting his own White Stripes, the storied musician retains his own undeniable sound. 

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The rapper and comedian, real name Dave Burd, opens up on his autobiographical FXX television show.

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The rapper and comedian, real name Dave Burd, opens up on his autobiographical FXX television show.

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The British singer remained mysterious and kept his fans engaged while he hinted at his music video drop.

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The British singer remained mysterious and kept his fans engaged while he hinted at his music video drop.

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The band has managed to create a unique sound and aesthetic with every new album, leaving many wondering what else they might have in store.

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The band has managed to create a unique sound and aesthetic with every new album, leaving many wondering what else they might have in store.

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The K-pop group’s loyal fan base, known as the BTS ARMY, has run into some pushback in their quest to pump up views on platforms like YouTube.

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The K-pop group’s loyal fan base, known as the BTS ARMY, has run into some pushback in their quest to pump up views on platforms like YouTube.

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With British, Spanish and Korean members, the UK band has people everywhere divided on what it means to be a K-pop group.

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With British, Spanish and Korean members, the UK band has people everywhere divided on what it means to be a K-pop group.

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The Florida rapper joins Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X as the latest artist accused of having a manufactured stardom. Are we too quick to affix the label of inauthenticity to popular musicians?

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The Florida rapper joins Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X as the latest artist accused of having a manufactured stardom. Are we too quick to affix the label of inauthenticity to popular musicians?

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The lo-fi artist’s extended play is unapologetically emotional and honest, providing an exploration of what it means to move on from heartache.

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The lo-fi artist’s extended play is unapologetically emotional and honest, providing an exploration of what it means to move on from heartache.

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The genre gets a bad rap, but those willing to dig deeper will find some clever ways of composing tight, compelling stories.

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The genre gets a bad rap, but those willing to dig deeper will find some clever ways of composing tight, compelling stories.

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The band’s latest album is their first full-length in seven years, and depending on who you ask, it’s either a derivative retread or a much-need return to the sounds of the 2000s.

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The band’s latest album is their first full-length in seven years, and depending on who you ask, it’s either a derivative retread or a much-need return to the sounds of the 2000s.

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The versatile musician has moved beyond her ‘Whip My Hair’ days, and she deserves a lot more recognition.

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The versatile musician has moved beyond her ‘Whip My Hair’ days, and she deserves a lot more recognition.

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These two California twins draw from a huge range of influences to make a sound that may not be commercial, but remains true to their artistic vision.

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These two California twins draw from a huge range of influences to make a sound that may not be commercial, but remains true to their artistic vision.

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It’s not just festival cancellations that hurt. As COVID-19 continues to spread, the future of the business is starting to get dark.

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It’s not just festival cancellations that hurt. As COVID-19 continues to spread, the future of the business is starting to get dark.

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The trailblazing style of the late guitar player can be seen in both blues and rock ‘n’ roll, including in artists like the Black Keys.

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The trailblazing style of the late guitar player can be seen in both blues and rock ‘n’ roll, including in artists like the Black Keys.

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Once made up of musicians recording songs at home, the style is now infiltrating the mainstream.

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Once made up of musicians recording songs at home, the style is now infiltrating the mainstream.

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The musician’s latest release, ‘Fetch the Bolt Cutters,’ fights against perfection but still gets a rare 10.0 review from the long-running music site.

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The musician’s latest release, ‘Fetch the Bolt Cutters,’ fights against perfection but still gets a rare 10.0 review from the long-running music site.

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Because of the web, aspiring producers and musicians can go from making beats in their bedroom to featuring on tracks by big name artists.

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Because of the web, aspiring producers and musicians can go from making beats in their bedroom to featuring on tracks by big name artists.

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Everything from just making sounds to the actual process of practicing can be life-changing.

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Everything from just making sounds to the actual process of practicing can be life-changing.

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The Korean American rap duo’s latest music video comments on the surge in xenophobia directed at Asian Americans in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Korean American rap duo’s latest music video comments on the surge in xenophobia directed at Asian Americans in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The electronic artist’s latest record draws on personal experiences and mixes a wide range of genres to create something mesmerizing and boldly experimental.

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The electronic artist’s latest record draws on personal experiences and mixes a wide range of genres to create something mesmerizing and boldly experimental.

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It’s been decades since the Mexican American singer was tragically killed, but her cultural impact lives on in many ways.

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It’s been decades since the Mexican American singer was tragically killed, but her cultural impact lives on in many ways.

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The former contestant on ‘The Voice’ is making parodies that we can all relate to while we’re under lockdown.

 

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The former contestant on ‘The Voice’ is making parodies that we can all relate to while we’re under lockdown.

 

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The title track begins, ‘You want a timeless song, I want to change the game.’ Over the course of 11 tracks, the British pop star accomplishes her goal.

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The title track begins, ‘You want a timeless song, I want to change the game.’ Over the course of 11 tracks, the British pop star accomplishes her goal.

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The song is blowing up all over social media, but as a piece of music, it doesn’t have much going for it.

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The song is blowing up all over social media, but as a piece of music, it doesn’t have much going for it.

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In a time when it seems impossible to stay sane because self-isolation, music is one of the best things to help us through.

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In a time when it seems impossible to stay sane because self-isolation, music is one of the best things to help us through.

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Hailing from Australia, this teenager is carrying on the legacy of his former mentor, Juice WRLD.

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Hailing from Australia, this teenager is carrying on the legacy of his former mentor, Juice WRLD.

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The Chicago-based music video director and his homemade, low-budget aesthetic is in high-demand among SoundCloud rappers.

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The Chicago-based music video director and his homemade, low-budget aesthetic is in high-demand among SoundCloud rappers.

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Events that are months away are being canceled because of COVID-19, but many artists are stepping up to give fans something in return.

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Events that are months away are being canceled because of COVID-19, but many artists are stepping up to give fans something in return.

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These musical numbers, which have little relevance to the plot, can be fun, but ultimately perpetuate debilitating social roles for women.

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These musical numbers, which have little relevance to the plot, can be fun, but ultimately perpetuate debilitating social roles for women.

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Her turn toward social commentary  has received praise, but every artist should be taking on these issues — and many already do.

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Her turn toward social commentary  has received praise, but every artist should be taking on these issues — and many already do.

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On their latest album, the K-pop superstars blend genres as they explore growing pains and the dark side of high ambitions.

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On their latest album, the K-pop superstars blend genres as they explore growing pains and the dark side of high ambitions.

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Calling all music and art lovers — you won’t want to miss out on these six gatherings for the upcoming season.

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Calling all music and art lovers — you won’t want to miss out on these six gatherings for the upcoming season.

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Whether you think the genre is long gone or still thriving, it continues to influence artists like Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande and Tyler, the Creator.

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Whether you think the genre is long gone or still thriving, it continues to influence artists like Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande and Tyler, the Creator.

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Just because the King of Pop is gone doesn’t mean he isn’t still making serious money.

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Just because the King of Pop is gone doesn’t mean he isn’t still making serious money.

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The singer-songwriter dives deep into life, post-breakup, and gives her listeners the authentic healing she discovered.

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The singer-songwriter dives deep into life, post-breakup, and gives her listeners the authentic healing she discovered.

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In spite of an overly-loose concept, the album immerses listeners into a world of aggressive electronic beats and ethereal vocals.

 

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In spite of an overly-loose concept, the album immerses listeners into a world of aggressive electronic beats and ethereal vocals.

 

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Back in 2018, the singer-rapper asked you, ‘Got milk, b–ch? Got beef?’ Now, the ‘70s disco queen wants to know, ‘Why don’t you say so?’

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Back in 2018, the singer-rapper asked you, ‘Got milk, b–ch? Got beef?’ Now, the ‘70s disco queen wants to know, ‘Why don’t you say so?’

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Many of us remember the viral sensation. What most don’t know are the consequences of this teenager’s overnight infamy.

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Many of us remember the viral sensation. What most don’t know are the consequences of this teenager’s overnight infamy.

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They say it’s not good to keep it bottled up, but is letting it out doing more harm than good?

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They say it’s not good to keep it bottled up, but is letting it out doing more harm than good?

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After a year off, the indie rock band will once again headline their own fest in their hometown of Cincinnati.

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After a year off, the indie rock band will once again headline their own fest in their hometown of Cincinnati.

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The 22-year old EDM artist is making waves by bringing the traditional and the modern together on intoxicating tracks.

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The 22-year old EDM artist is making waves by bringing the traditional and the modern together on intoxicating tracks.

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She entered the spotlight in 2013 but has since taken a break from the public eye. Is the New Zealand singer about to make a comeback?

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She entered the spotlight in 2013 but has since taken a break from the public eye. Is the New Zealand singer about to make a comeback?

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Even though the service has been pushed out of the limelight by Spotify for the time being, the platform’s versatility allows users to find plenty of hidden gems.

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Even though the service has been pushed out of the limelight by Spotify for the time being, the platform’s versatility allows users to find plenty of hidden gems.

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The scandal involving the 16-year-old rapper and a shady watch company doesn’t seem to be getting any attention.

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The scandal involving the 16-year-old rapper and a shady watch company doesn’t seem to be getting any attention.

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The self-awareness of a new generation is propelling this internet-age style of music into the mainstream.

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The self-awareness of a new generation is propelling this internet-age style of music into the mainstream.

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These two powerhouses have challenged what it means to be a girl group in South Korea.

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These two powerhouses have challenged what it means to be a girl group in South Korea.

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It’s easy to romanticize Taylor Swift’s extremely successful life. What many of us fail to remember is that it can be hard to be famous.

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It’s easy to romanticize Taylor Swift’s extremely successful life. What many of us fail to remember is that it can be hard to be famous.

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K-pop and K-dramas might be expanding America’s cultural horizons, but does it come at a price?

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K-pop and K-dramas might be expanding America’s cultural horizons, but does it come at a price?

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Music is often categorized into rigid genres but here are some artists who are crafting distinctive styles.

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Music is often categorized into rigid genres but here are some artists who are crafting distinctive styles.

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The author who can do it all is telling the stories of humanity — and rating each of them on a five-star scale.

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The author who can do it all is telling the stories of humanity — and rating each of them on a five-star scale.

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The outspoken critic of the country music industry has returned with an experimental tour de force of an album.

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The outspoken critic of the country music industry has returned with an experimental tour de force of an album.

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With so many unique music options out there, it can be a life changing experience to add some international love to your playlist.

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With so many unique music options out there, it can be a life changing experience to add some international love to your playlist.

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The musician’s accessible tunes belie an artist bent on showcasing a real rock ‘n’ roll energy and confronting gender roles and heteronormativity.

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The musician’s accessible tunes belie an artist bent on showcasing a real rock ‘n’ roll energy and confronting gender roles and heteronormativity.

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The rich diversity of Korean music isn’t limited to the country’s most popular musical export.

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The rich diversity of Korean music isn’t limited to the country’s most popular musical export.

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Even with a new sound, the Irish musician continues to use poetic lyrics and a masterful blending of rock, pop and electronic music to connect with audiences.

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Even with a new sound, the Irish musician continues to use poetic lyrics and a masterful blending of rock, pop and electronic music to connect with audiences.

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The past four years have not been easy for the pop star, but she’s back in the music world and she’s making her mark.

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The past four years have not been easy for the pop star, but she’s back in the music world and she’s making her mark.

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The social media platform, which seems engineered for virality, is displacing streaming services like Spotify when it comes to finding new songs and artists.

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The social media platform, which seems engineered for virality, is displacing streaming services like Spotify when it comes to finding new songs and artists.

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Her new single finds the country singer caught between her Tennessee home and the fast-paced life of Los Angeles.

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Her new single finds the country singer caught between her Tennessee home and the fast-paced life of Los Angeles.

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Forget Taylor Swift. The real artist of the decade was Hannah Montana.

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Forget Taylor Swift. The real artist of the decade was Hannah Montana.

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These two have been working hard for their whole careers. It’s time to see them work together.

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These two have been working hard for their whole careers. It’s time to see them work together.

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The event was overshadowed by the death of Kobe Bryant and looming allegations about the Recording Academy.

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The event was overshadowed by the death of Kobe Bryant and looming allegations about the Recording Academy.

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The indie pop band’s newest single will make a fine addition to their upcoming album out this February.

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The indie pop band’s newest single will make a fine addition to their upcoming album out this February.

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Skip Coachella. Here’s why these festivals with under 10,000 attendees are the best.

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Skip Coachella. Here’s why these festivals with under 10,000 attendees are the best.

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The K-pop star is facing some extreme backlash from a very rabid fanbase.

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The K-pop star is facing some extreme backlash from a very rabid fanbase.

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The musician’s latest album is brilliantly and beautifully manic.

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The musician’s latest album is brilliantly and beautifully manic.

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After falling a little behind the times, its smooth sounds are back to capture the ears and hearts of listeners.

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After falling a little behind the times, its smooth sounds are back to capture the ears and hearts of listeners.

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It’s the beginning of 2020, so now is the time to freshen up those playlists. Here are some ideas on how to organize them.

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It’s the beginning of 2020, so now is the time to freshen up those playlists. Here are some ideas on how to organize them.

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Although a lot of electronic music has a reputation for sonic dissonance, it’s still capable of evoking a wide range of deep emotions.

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Although a lot of electronic music has a reputation for sonic dissonance, it’s still capable of evoking a wide range of deep emotions.

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The announcement has many excited, but still courts some controversy.

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The announcement has many excited, but still courts some controversy.

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This folk trio has been releasing quality music for nearly two decades, but still sits just below the radar.

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This folk trio has been releasing quality music for nearly two decades, but still sits just below the radar.

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Moving away from lo-fi demos and unfussy EPs, the best punk and hardcore exhibited a tendency toward spirited ambition.

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Moving away from lo-fi demos and unfussy EPs, the best punk and hardcore exhibited a tendency toward spirited ambition.

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Awê! We underestimate our neighbors to the east, who have created their own innovative spin on the genre.

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Awê! We underestimate our neighbors to the east, who have created their own innovative spin on the genre.

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Released just moments after her Sweetener World Tour ended, this recording perfectly captures the intensity and skill of the musician’s live performances.

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Released just moments after her Sweetener World Tour ended, this recording perfectly captures the intensity and skill of the musician’s live performances.

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The young singer brought fans down a road toward the weird and wonderful world of the average teenage girl.

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The young singer brought fans down a road toward the weird and wonderful world of the average teenage girl.

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Dig in to this wide, diverse genre.

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Dig in to this wide, diverse genre.

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From the casual lyric drops to dragging misogynists, the musician took important stands and summed up an influential, storied career (so far).

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From the casual lyric drops to dragging misogynists, the musician took important stands and summed up an influential, storied career (so far).

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The song caps off a passionate four-song EP that might be the musician’s best work yet.

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The song caps off a passionate four-song EP that might be the musician’s best work yet.

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A dull, misogynistic waste of time, ‘LP1’ proves the former One Direction singer belongs in the trash.

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A dull, misogynistic waste of time, ‘LP1’ proves the former One Direction singer belongs in the trash.

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The hip-hop artist sadly joins the ranks of influential artists taken far too soon.

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The hip-hop artist sadly joins the ranks of influential artists taken far too soon.

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The multi-talented musician and ‘Hamilton’ cast member is one of the most innovative artists working today.

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The multi-talented musician and ‘Hamilton’ cast member is one of the most innovative artists working today.

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‘Frozen the Musical,’ is holding nothing back on its Hollywood journey.

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‘Frozen the Musical,’ is holding nothing back on its Hollywood journey.

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A ‘Fine Line’ opinion that’s as unbiased as I can be.

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A ‘Fine Line’ opinion that’s as unbiased as I can be.

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Young, gifted and black, the 11-year-old dancer is already breaking down barriers.

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Young, gifted and black, the 11-year-old dancer is already breaking down barriers.

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You don’t have to go broke getting something for your favorite audio fanatic.

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You don’t have to go broke getting something for your favorite audio fanatic.

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The One Direction singer has a very interesting encounter with a fish that’s packed with personal meaning.

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The One Direction singer has a very interesting encounter with a fish that’s packed with personal meaning.

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The pop star’s presence was inescapable.

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The pop star’s presence was inescapable.

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The talented producer, rapper and writer is creating hilarious tunes for a new digital age.

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The talented producer, rapper and writer is creating hilarious tunes for a new digital age.

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The former One Directioner opened up, but is still facing some antipathy.

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The former One Directioner opened up, but is still facing some antipathy.

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Nothings says ’tis the season like a go-to Christmas track.

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Nothings says ’tis the season like a go-to Christmas track.

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Space city is much more than ‘Astroworld’; these rappers personify the city’s culture with their unique beats and styles.

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Space city is much more than ‘Astroworld’; these rappers personify the city’s culture with their unique beats and styles.

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They used to be reserved for dimming stars, but now it’s hosting the brightest and regaining its reputation.

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They used to be reserved for dimming stars, but now it’s hosting the brightest and regaining its reputation.

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The singer changed the game for Latinx artists and now this upcoming biopic will give fans an even closer look at her infamous life.

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The singer changed the game for Latinx artists and now this upcoming biopic will give fans an even closer look at her infamous life.

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If you’re an OG fan of the melodramatic rapper, you probably hate him now.

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If you’re an OG fan of the melodramatic rapper, you probably hate him now.

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The newest ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast member Bowen Yang has a podcast with his friend Matt Rogers, and it’s time to get listening.

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The newest ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast member Bowen Yang has a podcast with his friend Matt Rogers, and it’s time to get listening.

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The pop star’s contribution to the ‘Cats’ soundtrack parallels her own life in a few ways.

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The pop star’s contribution to the ‘Cats’ soundtrack parallels her own life in a few ways.

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Taylor Swift is fighting for the rights of musicians to retain control over their own work.

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Taylor Swift is fighting for the rights of musicians to retain control over their own work.

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“I’d take a personal connection of 10,000 people over a commercial audience of a million.”

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“I’d take a personal connection of 10,000 people over a commercial audience of a million.”