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Aug 12
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The mountain music of the <i>O Brother, Where Art Thou?</i> soundtrack eclipsed the movie

Released 20 years ago this October, the Coen brothers’ O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a Depression-era saga of three men—Everett (George Clooney), Pete (John Turturro), and Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson)—who break free of a chain gang to find a buried treasure. Along the way, the three pick up a talented young guitarist

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Aug 11
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Deftones’ <i>White Pony</i> is the only nu-metal record you don’t have to be ashamed of owning

It seems every few months on Twitter another “four high school albums” prompt makes the rounds, inspiring thirtysomething music fans across the country to come together—united in their shared fronting that they listened to Slint’s Spiderland and Hum’s Downward Is Heavenward their freshman year. Some of us who went to

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Aug 4
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Bright Eyes, The Killers, and 19 more albums we can’t wait to hear in August
Alex McLevy
Randall Colburn
Katie Rife
and 6 more
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We may be in the dog days of summer, but 2020’s list of great new music isn’t slowing down in the least. All the way from rapper Aminé to singer Zella Day, there are great albums coming out in August that we can’t wait to get our hands on. (Yes, we’re mostly ordering the vinyl online these days, but consider doing it

Jul 31
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5 new releases we love: Land Of Talk goes deep, Mahalia remixes longing, and more
Alex McLevy
Shannon Miller
Randall Colburn
and 1 more
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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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Jul 24
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5 new releases we love: Katie Dey goes tender, Illuminati Hotties get free, and more
Alex McLevy
Randall Colburn
Shannon Miller
and 2 more
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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

Jul 23
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From boy band to men: A decade of One Direction’s musical evolution in 60 minutes

On July 23, 2010, there was a ripple across the pond. During production of the seventh series of the U.K.’s The X Factor, five young lads—Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson—failed to make enough of an impression on the judges to advance to the next round as individuals. But in a

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