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Rock ‘n’ roll had, for the most part, lost its “roll” by 1970. It became rock music—self-serious, dour, pompous, filled with pretensions to being “art.” It ceased being fabulous teenage noise, filled with Chuck Berry’s playful swagger and Elvis’ hypersexualized pelvic thrust and rebel sneer. Kids wanted something loud and flashy, full of energy, something […]

The post 10 glam-rock artists from the 1970s who heralded the coming age of punk appeared first on Alternative Press.

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When life gets hectic, it’s important to take a minute for yourself to reset and clear your mind. Music is always a go-to way to destress, whether it’s validating our feelings or mellowing us out. Read more: 11 rising alternative artists who fine-tuned their sound this past year Meditation is a practice of mindfulness and […]

The post 10 records that could be the soundtrack to your next meditation session appeared first on Alternative Press.

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David Bowie TikTok-min

Nothing’s been right since David Bowie died, Jan. 10, 2016. The rise of Trumpism? COVID-19? The Big Bang Theory going off the air? Would any of these things have happened if Bowie was still striding the Earth? Well, probably. But his new records would’ve acted as a buffer, even if these shitty elements remained intolerable. […]

The post 10 alternative artists who were inspired by David Bowie’s legacy appeared first on Alternative Press.

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Have you ever really stopped and thought about how intricate and difficult the process of making a successful album must be? There is, of course, the basic issue of inspiration. Every artist must wring something out from deep within themselves and try to make it cohere outside in the world, make it tangible enough that it communicates something to the listener — and even icons have their struggles with writer’s block. You might come up with seven or 10 brilliant compositions, but then still have nothing lyrically, or vice versa. And that’s just the writing. There are the players, the recording circumstances, the money, the ability or luck that results in a once-in-a-lifetime performance. While not quite on the level of, say, a major blockbuster production, it can be dizzying to consider the amount of factors that must fall into place for something as comparatively contained as an album to work. It’s a wonder we get as many great ones as we do.

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Former Pink Floyd singer-songwriter will perform a new rendition of his solo song, “The Bravery of Being Out of Range” For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

In December, Jon Hopkins shared a cover of Thom Yorke’s “Dawn Chorus.” As it turns out, that was just the first taste of Piano Versions, a new covers EP out next week. Today, the English producer and musician has shared another track, a cover of “Wintergreen” from Roger and Brian Eno’s 2020 album Mixing Colours, and shared the following statement about the project:

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Post-punk had to happen. Punk rock opened all this space for people to make exactly the kind of art or culture that the disenfranchised had been imagining in their heads, and maybe had limited means or skills by which to make it. But what if you didn’t want to crank out recharged three-chord rock ’n’ […]

The post 15 essential post-punk bands who represent the evolution of the genre appeared first on Alternative Press.

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Punk has a million antecedents—musical, spiritual. The basic sound and attitude can be traced back to the wildest, most primitive rockabilly records of the ’50s and the most fuzzed-out garage bands of the ’60s, plus the racket the New York Dolls and Iggy and the Stooges raised in the early ’70s. You see it in […]

The post Richard Hell knew the ’70s was the time for more “psychotic” music appeared first on Alternative Press.

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In The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present.

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