Ones to Watch: Rag’n’Bone Man

You might be tempted to think that Rag‘n’Bone Man’s massive break-out success with his single "Human” — topping the charts in 10 countries and remaining at that lofty peak in Germany for a full three months — was a modern day Cinderella story. But you’d be wrong. First…

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11 Best Pop Albums of 2016

More than half of 2016’s best pop records come down to not just sister’s working out, but actual female siblings — think Solange and Beyoncé Knowles — who both released master works this year, each displaying their own unique character, dispositions and personality quirks, and often over the same incidents.…

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Beck I Hear You Calling: 'Odelay' Turns 20

Like all great art, sometimes you need to take a few steps back to appreciate the genius of the work. Which is what happened to me with Beck’s Odelay. Never mind the two Grammys, the five hit singles, or the 2.5 million copies sold. When it was released…

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10 Music Books to Rock Your Summer

Whether you’re planning ahead for Desert Trip, getting in the mood for the summer festival season, or just looking for that perfect beach book, here are 10 books that all crack open the backstage door to give you an intimate, first hand look at what lies within. And you…

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Gemini Musicians: Double Trouble

Gemini is governed by the planet Mercury, the sign of loudmouths, braggarts, show-offs and over-communicators. But these natives are also highly intelligent, quick witted, light-hearted and playful, yet almost always contrarians. You say black, they say white. They like nothing so much as a good argument. Extroverted and introverted, aggressive…

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