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Sean Gallup, Getty Images
Sean Gallup, Getty Images

Vinyl, Something Solid In an Increasingly Ephemeral World

More and more of our world is being converted into electronic signals.

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James Stafford, Diffuser
James Stafford, Diffuser

The Merits of Tumbling Down a Musical Rabbit Hole

I don't know what I want to listen to most of the time. I just want to listen.

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Epic
Epic

The Follow-Up: Pearl Jam’s ‘Vs.’ Was at Least a Nine out of ‘Ten’

In 'The Follow-Up,' we take a look back at the album that came right after a band's most iconic record. Here, we spotlight Pearl Jam's 1993 'Vs.,' which followed up their '91 debut, 'Ten.'

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Cindy Ord, Getty Images
Cindy Ord, Getty Images

These Seven Rock Stars Went Broke

They say money can't buy happiness -- but making a ton of cash and then losing it can certainly leave you singing the blues, right?

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Pearl Jam
Jason Oxenham, Getty Images

Pearl Jam: A Live Appreciation, 24 Years After the First Concert

It was a chilly Monday night exactly 24 years ago today that the band that would become known as Pearl Jam played its first gig ever.

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Michael Stipe
Hulton Archive

The Roots of Indie: R.E.M. – ‘Murmur’

This is why R.E.M.'s debut is the most important album in indie music.

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Scott Walker and Sunn O))) – Soused
4AD

Sunn O))) Give New Life to the Psychotic Pop of Scott Walker

To trace the arc of Scott Walker’s career is to watch a musician constantly in the process of dismantling pop music, right down to its core.

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Nirvana - 'Bleach'
Sub Pop

These Seven Albums Cost Less Than a Thousand Bucks to Record

These days, a band can make an album for next to nothing -- but it wasn't always that way.

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CMJ
CMJ

Five Must-See Bands + Solo Artists at CMJ Music Marathon 2014

CMJ isn't the type of music festival where you stand in the sun for three straight days half-excited and mostly wishing for a shower, but that doesn't mean it's any less fun.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Who Killed the Platinum Album?

Somewhere along the line "platinum record" and "good record" became synonymous, but really what we're talking about here isn't much different than that "Top Snow Tire Salesman 1972" plaque hanging in your grandpa's hallway.

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