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awolnation megalithic symphony

Few modern albums have made as vast of an effect as AWOLNATION’s 14-track Megalithic Symphony, whose songs still live on with no end in sight on social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram. Powerhouse rock tracks “Sail” and “Not Your Fault” defined the decade with their synth-laden instrumentals, gritty vocals and undeniably blunt, raw […]

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Josie And The Pussycats Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz is officially taking over the radio waves at Apple Music. On April 12, he launched his weekly show Loud And Sad Radio. During every episode, Wentz will be talking about an array of topics in music, social media, TV and film. During the inaugural episode, Wentz played a slew […]

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Spoken word song introductions | Spoken parts in music

In music, there are few universal truths. That said, the inherent ability for a well-crafted spoken-word part to send a shiver down the spine of anyone who hears it is definitely one. Of course, that goes double when such a moment is your first introduction to a song. There’s really no wrong way to incorporate […]

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For most of us, being locked down with our siblings for the entirety of 2020 seems like a nightmare. For brothers Jack, Adam and Ryan Met, however, it was nothing new. The trio, better known as indie-pop band AJR, already wrote, produced and recorded their first three albums in their living room, so for their […]

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alternative 90s duets, method man, limp bizkit, joan jett, paul westerberg

Duets are all the rage these days, and largely without the intention of releasing said duet as a single. Case in point: YUNGBLUD’s recent sitdown with Avril Lavigne to blaze through her hit “I’m With You.” That’s just all about making it go viral. But there was a time when duets were truly something special—two […]

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Fall Out Boy pete wentz

Fall Out Boy are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in a big way this year. On March 17, the band are playing a virtual concert where they will be performing some of their biggest hits. For the event, Fall Out Boy are teaming up with the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Together, they are raising funds […]

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best emo records, panic at the disco, the used, death cab for cutie, hawthorne heights

The genre affectionately known as emo started out as a wave of internalized rage bubbling under the surface of Washington, D.C.’s Revolution Summer in the mid-’80s. Within three decades, it had permeated the mainstream and changed beyond all recognition. Like it or not, the bands inspired by that initial breakthrough, including Rites Of Spring and […]

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songs leaked by artists intentional music leaks

Hayley Williams made some serious waves on the internet last week with an unfounded promotional stunt. After days of dropping cryptic hints, the Paramore vocalist drove out to a fan’s house to hand-deliver a single from her upcoming solo album—and request it be leaked. Brazen, chaotic energy aside, this is hardly the first time an artist has cut […]

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