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In Profile: 10 Essential R.E.M. Songs

“God, they're the greatest. They've dealt with their success like saints, and they keep delivering great music.” - Kurt Cobain to Rolling Stone (1994) Words by…

In Profile: Culture's Two Sevens Clash

Forty-five years since its initial release, time has been nothing but kind to Culture’s groundbreaking debut. Two Sevens Clash is one of roots reggae’s…

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In Profile: Tom Waits

"Tom Waits created his own path, not even off the beaten track but somewhere else completely. There's no one as seductive and alluring, manic and intriguing,…

The Misreading of Lana Del Rey’s Born to Die’ Ten Years Later

Words by Gio Musso, Rough Trade NYC "Over the past decade, we have seen the paradigm of pop culture shift towards the embrace of realism. Blockbuster…

In Profile: Bill Fay

"The context around a song can poison it to sensitive ears. We each have different biases that we bring with us when engaging with music." Words…

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In Profile: Fugees

"It’s artistic tensions like these that have always been at the core of the Fugees as they bounce between feelings of happiness and fear, escapism…

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In Profile: Grizzly Bear's 'Yellow House' at 15

"Yellow House isn’t Grizzly Bear’s most essential album, nor their most popular, but it is possibly the most important to the trajectory of their…

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In Profile: Cody ChesnuTT's The Headphone Masterpiece

"The gospel that is The Headphone Masterpiece will be on every sinners lips and in their hearts" Vibe Magazine, 2002 A unique brand of funk that…

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In Profile: Big Thief

"Listening to Big Thief is always a little like sitting in on someone else’s spirit ritual: there is the sense that they know something we…

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In Profile: Amy Winehouse

"Music is the only thing that will give and give and give and not take."Amy Winehouse This month marks ten years since the world lost…