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Album Anniversary: Celebrating 20 years of The Flaming Lips’ Zaireeka

Join us today in celebrating the 20th anniversary of Zaireeka by the Flaming Lips with Mark Richardson, author of The Flaming Lips’ Zaireeka, who explains the distinct listening experience that The Flaming Lips brought with this unique four-part album. Twenty years ago, the Flaming Lips album Zaireeka was released into a different world. We were rushing […]

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Remembering Tom Petty: 33 1/3 Southern Accents author reflects on Petty’s legacy, the album, and the trappings of heritage

This week, Michael Washburn, author of Tom Petty’s Southern Accents (coming Fall 2018!), reflects on Tom Petty’s impact on American culture, what Tom Petty’s Southern heritage meant to him, and how Petty approached the representations of Southern heritage in Southern Accents. Tom Petty’s death last week provoked a torrent of deserved, heartfelt tributes. The 66 year-old rock

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Björk Week – Day 5: Six connections between Homogenic and Utopia

To celebrate this week’s release of Bjork’s Homogenic, we’re pleased to bring you the fifth and final installment of Björk Week by author Emily Mackay! Six connections between Homogenic and Utopia. One of the main reasons I can’t stop obsessing over Homogenic so much is that I can always find paths from Björk’s more recent

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Björk Week – Day 4: A whistle-stop tour of Iceland

To celebrate today’s release of Björk’s Homogenic, we’re pleased to share with you the fourth installment of Björk Week by author Emily Mackay! A whistle-stop tour of Iceland. Björk presents her music and personality as so much founded on her home country that soon enough, all smitten Björk fans will find themselves longing to take a trip

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Björk Week – Day 3: The pleasure is all mine: Björk and remixing

To celebrate this week’s release of Björk’s Homogenic, we’re pleased to bring you the third installment of Björk Week by author Emily Mackay! The pleasure is all mine: Björk and remixing. Björk’s love of collaboration is not, to her, a sideshow to the main ego feature; it’s a core part of her work. “That’s my biggest turn-on,” she

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Björk Week – Day 2: Björk’s musical past lives

To celebrate this week’s release of Björk’s Homogenic, we’re pleased to bring you the second installment of Björk Week by author Emily Mackay! Bjork’s musical past lives. Björk presented herself as fresh-faced ingenue on 1993’s Debut – for its 2015 reissue, she chose the words ‘beginner’, ‘shy’, ‘humility’ and ‘virgin’ to describe its character. In reality, although

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Love for Sale – Caetano Veloso’s cover beats out all others

This week we welcome guest blogger Barbara Browning – author of 33 1/3 Brazil’s first entry, Caetano Veloso’s A Foreign Sound – to talk about Caetano Veloso’s cover of “Love for Sale”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88DfRDcEfrg “Love for Sale” was written by Cole Porter for the 1930 Broadway musical The New Yorkers, and in the first staged version it was sung by Kathryn Crawford, a

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Aja: Steely Dan’s Crown Jewel, 40 years on

This week, Steely Dan’s Aja author Don Breithaupt joins us to speak more about Aja, Steely Dan, and the legacy Walter Becker left behind, just weeks before the seminal album’s 40th anniversary. By Don Breithaupt Walter Becker, the younger, more enigmatic half of Steely Dan, died September 3rd, 2017 of an undisclosed illness. That left him just

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33 1/3 Origin Stories: Camp Lo’s Uptown Saturday Night

In this 33 1/3 Origin Stories, read about how authors Patrick Rivers and Will Fulton met, collaborated, and came to literally write the book on Camp Lo’s Uptown Saturday Night. We each have a variety of musical experiences outside of reifying the energy of music into words, but we’ll save our middle school recitals for another time.

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