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Take It Easy…No One ‘Hates' Taylor Swift

I find myself sitting at my keyboard – stunned and incredulous – that I am writing about the over-marketed pop star Taylor Swift. Strange times, indeed, as they say. But the controversy brewing around Swift (or her manufactured persona) is starting to

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The Beatles' first number one 'Please Please Me' turns 60

After hitting number 17 with their first single 'Love Me Do', The Beatles proved their worth to themselves and producer George Martin with 'Please Please Me'.

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The guitar fluke that saw The Beatles revolutionise pop

The Beatles' 1964 hit 'I Feel Fine' is, on the whole, a pretty straightforward piece of pop. But listen closely and you'll hear a quietly revolutionary sound.

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Prince Has Confirmed What We Already Knew: Ed Sheeran Sucks

Prince's memoir settles the debate over Ed Sheeran's talent that's been raging on for years. "He falters along this blurry gray line where he is always straddling two states of being," wrote Vice. "At once charming and un-charming, a banger machine and an

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How the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame Is All Wrong, Even When It Gets It Right

Applauding the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame for getting something right to me is like praising Mr. Trump for doing something “presidential.” Sure, sometimes the president can read a teleprompter without an inappropriate adlib or sit through a public c

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Cyndi Lauper Charts Her Own Path — Thanks, In Part, To Patsy Cline

She says seeing Cline on TV as a child helped her rethink the possibilities for spirited women. Her new album, Detour, brings a country sound to the pop icon's repertoire.

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25 essential Prince tracks | EW.com

It’s tough to weigh the catalog of The Purple One. Over a career that spanned five decades, nearly 40 studio albums, and more than 100 singles — and included collaborations with the likes of Madonna, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, and No Doubt — the pro

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50 Years of 'Rubber Soul': How the Beatles Invented the Future of Pop | Rolling Stone

Rob Sheffield explains how the Beatles truly came into their own on 'Rubber Soul,' released 50 years ago today.

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The Beatles make “A Day In The Life” flash before your eyes · Hear This · The A.V. Club

In the interview for my first real job in journalism—a general-assignment beat for the features section of my college newspaper—I was asked to name the greatest pop song ever written.

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Boy George to Spin DJ Set at Museum of Contemporary Art's 'Bowie' Event

Guests dressing for the $100-per-ticket event are advised to "let your freak flag fly."