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The Versatility of Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone found his way onto the fast track pretty early. Within his first few years of working in film scoring, he orchestrated the music for Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1960 existential classic L’Avventura;…

The Stooges’ Fun House at 50

The legend of The Stooges has been documented in every medium possible—books, documentaries, box sets, Audi commercials—and all support the undeniable case that punk rock as we know it would not exist…

’90s Throwbacks

1995: The Year Alternative Peaked

It’s been said that the defining sounds of a particular…

The Year in ’90s Metal

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Unplugged & Immortal: The Best Live Acoustic Performances

The great irony about the MTV Unplugged phenomenon of the…

Out of the Stacks: ’90s College Radio Staples Still At It

Taking a look at the playlists for my show on…

Was 1993 the Greatest Year in Music?

What’s This Playlist All About? The folks at WXPN, the…

Concrete and Snare Drums: DJ Premier’s 25 Best Beats

There’s an amazing story that DJ Premier relates near the…

’90s Alt-Pop Revisited

You read that right: This is ’90s “alt-pop,” not “alt-rock.”…

The Best Britpop Deep Cuts and Forgotten Faves

“Everybody hates a tourist,” a wise, skinny man once sang.…

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anil Dash Teach You a Thing About New Jack Swing

On January 4, famed technologist Anil Dash and playwright Lin-Manuel…

Questlove’s Top 50 Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

On Questlove’s list of his favorite 50 hip-hop songs, he…

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