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Sep 11
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5 new releases we love: The Flaming Lips get quietly revolutionary, and more
Alex McLevy
Shannon Miller
Gwen Ihnat
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There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on our Spotify playlist, and if you like what you hear, we encourage you to purchase featured artists’ music

Sep 8
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In the year of <i>Kid A</i> and <i>Stankonia</i>, some great music still went unheard
Katie Rife
Erik Adams
Randall Colburn
Laura Adamczyk
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1. Faith Hill, “Breathe”
2. Santana featuring Rob Thomas, “Smooth”
3. Santana featuring The Product G&B, “Maria Maria”
4. Joe, “I Wanna Know”
5. Vertical Horizon, “Everything You Want”
6. Destiny’s Child, “Say My Name”
7. Savage Garden, “I Knew I Loved You”
8. Lonestar, “Amazed”
9. Matchbox Twenty, “Bent”
10. Toni Braxton, “He

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Sep 2
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Lana Del Rey, The Flaming Lips, and 21 other albums we can’t wait to hear in September
Alex McLevy
Gwen Ihnat
Erik Adams
Katie Rife
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Summer may be coming to a close and the schools bells may be ringing once more—virtually, we hope—but the season of music is perpetual and unchanging (okay, admittedly there’s a slight shift around the Yuletide so that Mariah can once more storm the charts). As we roll into September, there are again a bevy of great

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Aug 28
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5 new releases we love: Angel Olsen aches, Troye Sivan blooms, and more
Randall Colburn
Laura Adamczyk
Shannon Miller
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There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on our Spotify playlist, and if you like what you hear, we encourage you to purchase featured artists’ music

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For better or worse, Napster changed the music industry forever—and made Radiohead global superstars

You could spend hours walking the aisles of a record store in 2000. Vinyl records had long been relegated to the gift and collectors’ sections to make room for discs a quarter of their size, but these depositories of physical media were still full of shelf after shelf of music to discover. Folks

Aug 15
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Oops, they did it again: The 15 best songs to hit the <i>Billboard</i> Hot 100 in 2000
Alex McLevy
Patrick Gomez
Gwen Ihnat
Shannon Miller
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Perusing the lists of hit songs from years gone by can be an illuminating experience—not just to be reminded of what was popular at a certain point in time, but also to see how your own relationship to the pop culture of that era is or isn’t reflected in your views now. That’s a fancy way of saying, “We all used to

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