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How the Rolling Stones, a Band Obsessed With Black Musicians, Helped Make Rock a White Genre
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Why Americans Love Bad Singing, From Florence Foster Jenkins to William Hung to Rebecca Black
The Tacky, Wordless, Ersatz Music of Olympic Gymnastics—and How Champions Choose It
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In 2016, Maxwell’s Retro-Leaning R&B Sounds Fresher Than Ever
The Avalanches’ New Album Follows Their Masterpiece by Taking Listeners Somewhere New
Why Drake’s Views Is 2016’s Purple Rain
Is Paul Simon the Worst Great Songwriter or the Best Terrible Songwriter?
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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Radiohead