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Global Release Day: Rail Disaster or Train Saver?

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

"Global release Friday" might ruin your local record store, but that's nothing new. Technology has been railroading the little guy for years.

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Category: Columns, Longform, Music, News

Why an Oasis Reunion Might Not Be a Mirage

Michel Linssen
Michel Linssen

If ever the time was right for an Oasis reunion, this is it. (Despite what Noel Gallagher says.)

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Blur 101: How One Band Continues Winning the Battle of Britpop

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Let's take a step back and recall just how Blur got to where they are today.

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The Roots of Indie: Buddy Holly

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

The roots of nerd rock reach all the way to the down of rock and roll.

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A Look Back at the Lasting Impact of ‘New Found Glory’

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Drive-Thru Records

With the Wonder Years approaching their fifth LP, we can't help but look back at the monumental influence of the bands that have come before them.

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Box Sets Aren’t Meant For You (Except When They Are)

James Stafford, Diffuser
James Stafford, Diffuser

When you're through reading this, you'll be able to connect opera legend Enrico Caruso to Insane Clown Posse. You're welcome.

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Category: Columns, Longform, Music, News

Apple Sours on Indie Labels

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Format changes and "editorial discretion" slams the iTunes door for many indie labels.

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Get Behind Me Satan: Our Pathological Need to Vilify Everyone

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Maybe we feel a Darwinian pull to watch others fail. Maybe we’re all just jerks. Either way, our culture loves building celebrities up to tear them back down.

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Hear What You’re Not Hearing When Music Is Compressed

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General Photographic Agency/Hulton Archive, Getty Images

The convenience of the MP3 format has made many things easier -- sharing songs, taking the music with you without lugging around boxes of CDs or tapes.

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Category: Columns, Longform, Music, News, Vinyl

The Roots of Indie: ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images

It's a legendary moment for alternative music fans: December 17, 1977, Elvis Costello is scheduled to perform on Saturday Night Live.

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Filed Under: Category: Columns, Longform, Music, News, TV

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