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The Grunge Gold Rush

<b>On the most humiliating day of Jawbox's career</b>, guitarist Bill Barbot was wearing a colorfully striped cotton T-shirt, white Calvin Klein jeans and Persol sunglasses and standing in a suburban New Jersey grocery store. Underneath orange and purple balloons and a hand-printed "Juicy Cubed Beef 59 ¢ …

From The Archives: The Return of Massive Attack

We throw it back to '98 with one of Massive Attack's most revealing interviews ever

Electronic Music

31 Homemade Salad Dressings That Are Way Better Than Store-Bought

I'm a big fan of salad, but that hasn't always been the case. In the last couple years, I've gone from someone who'd maybe eat a dozen salads a year …

Healthy Eating

17 Books Every Music Lover Should Read

Time is a precious commodity. It's hard enough to find an hour to do laundry, so having the extra time to read a book is straight laughable. But it's …

Why apples and oranges should go in the fridge, plus all the other foods you're storing wrong

New guidance has been issued this month advising consumers that apples, oranges and other fruit should be kept in the fridge to prolong shelf life.<p>The advice from waste charity WRAP, the Food Standards Agency and the Department for Food and Rural Affairs has been issued in a bid to cut household …

Within The Context Of All Contexts: The Rewiring Of Our Relationship To Music

<b>Imagine you are</b> in an averagely pleasant pub in Manhattan, talking to a couple of people, half-listening to the music being played from the ceiling speakers, until a song from the distant past makes you start listening closely.<p>The song is Homer Banks' "60 Minutes of Your Love," from 1966, which was …

The Delights of Parsing the Beatles' Most Nonsensical Song

Released 50 years ago, “I Am the Walrus” is endlessly analyzable, and yet somehow analysis-proof.<p><i>“It seems very pretty,” she said when she had finished it, “but it’s rather hard to understand!” (You see she didn’t like to confess, even to herself, that she couldn’t make it out at all.) “Somehow it</i> …

Literature

Pete Rock Defends Older Heads In Hip-Hop With An Epic Anti-Pills And Syrup Rant

The “generation gap” conversation has been raging in hip-hop for a good long while now, but legendary Golden Era producer Pete Rock may have just escalated it to another level with a vicious salvo of insults against the younger generation of hip-hop heads and artists. Posting a photo of popular …

Rap & Hip-Hop

RESULTS: Reddit Votes for The Top 100 EDM Classics

As a lot of hardcore fans of anything know, Reddit is usually one of the best places on the internet for in-depth discussion. And when it comes to …

Calvin Harris

Beck: ‘I wanted to make something that felt good’

He wrote his sunniest album yet – and then parked it when Trump won the presidency. Is the world ready for some fun?<p>Beck Hansen has been sitting on his new album – his gleeful, giddy, what-a-wonderful-world-we-live-in album Colors – for at least a year now. The Californian, who records as Beck, …

What’s Your Favorite Musical Performance on TV?

From Björk on 'Letterman' to Kendrick at the VMAs, these are our faves.<p>Bands and artists often work their whole lives to get their big shot on the small screen. Sometimes, they bomb spectacularly (looking at you, Ashlee Simpson), sometimes they piss off the wrong network execs and get themselves …

Kendrick Lamar

Watch Mura Masa Sample 3 Random Records To Create A Song

The premise of Mass Appeal’s Rhythm Roulette series is pretty simple. They take producers into a record store, blind fold them, and make them choose …

Mexico

We went on a five day tech-house cruise and it broke us

“Fucking hell, look at the size of that thing” was a sentiment shared by several of the contingency that got off the bus outside the MSC Magnifica - …

Luxury Lifestyle

47 Incredible Movies You Need To Watch If You Want To Be A Film Buff

You'll never be bored again.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Try this trick to go straight to sleep

Each time you choose to stay up a little longer bingeing that Netflix show, you’re beckoning death, slowly cutting off years from your life. This was …

History revision: The art of the disco edit

The line between thief and innovator is a thin one. "Good artists borrow, great artists steal" goes the infamous Pablo Picasso quote. In music, we …

The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

50. Hole<i><br>Live Through This</i> <b>(DGC, 1994)</b><p>Released on April 12, 1994 — seven days after her late husband's suicide, <i>Live Through This</i> is the first major label release and most definitive work by Courtney Love and her band Hole. Often viewed in the shadow of Kurt Cobain but built to eclipse it, the album …

Emmylou Harris

Inside Manchester’s legendary acid house club The Haçienda

“I knew that I was right in the epicentre of a massive culture shift,” reflects Peter Walsh, a photographer who got his come-up capturing Manchester’s acid rave scene and club circuit – in particular at the legendary Haçienda. 30-years-later, his works are an important contribution to the …

Peter Walsh

The 101 Best EDM Songs of All Time

Sorry for being correct as hell.<p>There aren't many acronyms as controversial as EDM. Across the smoking battlefields of YouTube comment sections, prestige music outlets, and molly-fueled arguments in festival bathroom lines, a generation has relentlessly chewed over exactly which electronic dance …

New Music

The 100 Greatest Movies of the Nineties

From serial killers to slackers, 'Fight Club' to 'Pulp Fiction' – the best comedies, dramas, thrillers and killer horror flicks of the 1990s<p>100<p>By , , …

Trends

15 Aldi Snacks That Should Be in Your Kitchen Right Now

If you haven't been to an Aldi lately, I sincerely hope it's because there just isn't one nearby and it's not by choice, because Aldi has a lot going for it. Not only is it a great value, but the store selection is crazy good. While perusing my local Aldi for snacks recently, I realized how many …