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Watch St. Vincent Play Nirvana, Hendrix, Led Zeppelin Riffs, More

St. Vincent recently visited BBC Radio 6 Music, where she sat down for an acoustic recital of the riffs that changed her life. They include Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog,” Jimi Hendrix’s “Manic Depression,” the Breeders’ “Cannonball,” Jethro Tull’s “Aqualung,” and …

Guitar

Physicists Say There Could Be a Strange Source of 'Negative Gravity' All Around Us

It moves upwards against gravity.<p>The macro world as we know it is governed by Newton's laws of motion and gravity - what goes up, must come down.<p>But …

Physics

Octopus research shows that consciousness isn’t what makes humans special

Whether or not octopuses should be viewed as charming or terrifying very much depends on your personal perspective. But it’s hard to deny their intelligence.<p>Octopuses can squirt water at an annoyingly bright bulb until it short-circuits. They can tell humans apart (even those who are wearing the …

9 things you need to know about mastering in your DAW

<b>Whether you're mastering your own tracks in your own DAW, or simply preparing a mix for mastering by a professional engineer, these tried and true</b> …

Music Production

How David Bowie’s Biggest ‘Disappointment’ Became a Posthumous, Reworked Album

David Bowie‘s five-decade career went through so many extreme highs and bizarre lows that pinpointing his single worst album may seem like a …

David Bowie

Ebony Bones: Nephilim review – jittery post-punk seething at racist violence

This album of jittery post-punk and sweeping trip-hop is so ambitious, it’s little wonder one-time soap actor Ebony Bones has only made three of them in 10 years. Not only does she write and produce all of the tracks, there is orchestral input from the Beijing Philharmonic and a searing lyric sheet …

Post Punk

Fortnite is generating more revenue than any other free game ever

It hit a record $318 million last month.<p>Fortnite: Battle Royale has brought in more revenue in a single month than any other game of its kind. The free-to-play game hit a new revenue record of $318 million in May, according to SuperData Research.<p>That puts Fornite well ahead of other breakout games …

The true story of Three Identical Strangers gets crazier at every turn—and then seriously disturbing

There are three different potential audiences for the documentary <i>Three Identical Strangers</i>: 1) people for whom that title signifies nothing in …

NPR Music's 40 Favorite Albums Of 2018 (So Far)

<i>Let's face it: We live in an era dominated by playlists. Whether you listen to one of the chart-defining destinations on Spotify, let YouTube's algorithm be your guide, follow a friend's listening habits or create your own mixtapes, the idea of listening to an entire album in one sitting becomes</i> …

New Albums

The Vastly Different Ways In Which Neil Young and Joni Mitchell Viewed the Inevitable Subject of Aging

Polyphonic, who creates incredibly informative video essays about music, took a look a the vastly different ways in which singers/songwriters Neil …

Why Cosmology's Expanding Universe Controversy Is An Even Bigger Problem Than You Realize

Look out at a distant galaxy, and you’ll see it as it was in the distant past. But light arriving after, say, a billion-year journey won’t come from a galaxy that’s a billion light years away, but one that’s even more distant than that. Why’s that? Because the fabric of our Universe itself is …

The Incredible Harmonic Complexity Found Within Each Part of the Iconic Eagles Song ‘Hotel California’

Doodling music theorist and musician 12tone, who alnalyzed the “internet’s favorite song”, did the very same for the iconic Eagles song “Hotel …

18 Facts About Greta Van Fleet, AKA The Band That's Going To "Save Rock 'N' Roll"

"They are Led Zeppelin I." —Robert Plant

If 95 per cent of the Aztecs were killed by European diseases, why weren't Europeans killed by Aztec diseases?

Due to their more hygienic living conditions, the Aztecs may have carried less diseases than Europeans to begin with.<p>Debate has long raged over what …

Remembering The Engineer Who Created Rock's Unmistakable Fuzz

Rock and roll music isn't supposed to be pretty. It has grit and grime; fuzz and feedback. It's dirty and imperfect. Much of that characteristic sound came from the accidental invention of the Maestro Fuzz-Tone FZ-1. The fuzzy tone, immortalized in The Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) …

This Mindblowing Video of The Moon Coming Down to Earth Is Totally Real

What is happening!?<p>One minute, you're chilling on a mountain. The next you're being dwarfed by the biggest Moon you've ever seen - one that seems to …

This Is What It Was Like to Be a Teenager in the Middle Ages

<i>This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at History Today.</i><p>We have a tendency to associate youth …

13 Wild Science Facts You Probably Didn't Learn in High School

Show kids the good stuff!<p>We learn about some awesome science in high school - like Einstein's theory of relativity, the Periodic table, and DNA …

The 98 Best Songs of 1998: Pop’s Weirdest Year

98<p>The Foo Fighters, “Walking After You”<p>A lost Dave Grohl classic – “Walking After You” should not be confused with “Walk,” not to be confused with …

Scientists Discover A Second Brain In Human Body, And It’s Located In The Butt

The 'gut feeling' could be your second brain thinking.<p>It turns out those gut feelings or pits in your stomach may actually come from your second …

Hip Hop Reviewer Absolutely Astonished Listening to Rage Against the Machine For the First Time

YouTuber YouYouYou who does five minute Hip Hop album reviews from his car, was convinced by his viewers to take a listen to Rage Against the …

The chords of the universe

It’s no surprise that mathematics has influenced music. But did you know that the influence goes both ways?<i>By Eli Maor</i>Read at Aeon

Top 40 Radio Has a Rap Problem

“If you’re an artist and you’re signed to a major label, you want to be on the radio, especially if you’re popular,” Kanye West told Power 105.1’s …

7 Underrated Americana Albums You Need To Hear

If you’re exploring Americana, some of the greatest pleasures can come when you get off the main highways and onto the backroads. Here are some of …

12 Artists Driving The Sound Of Young Americana

Americana may have started as a subgenre and, to some, as a radio format for those “rootsy” artists who didn’t fit simply into the country bag. But …

Rick Ross and the Aussie jazz player

How The Flying Burrito Brothers Hit The Jackpot With ‘The Gilded Palace Of Sin’

When <i>The Gilded Palace Of Sin</i> was released, on 6 February 1969, sales were initially slow, but <b>the debut album</b> by <b>The Flying Burrito Brothers</b> has since …

Rock star physicist Carlo Rovelli on why time is an illusion

“I found something extraordinarily beautiful and extraordinarily radical. And I thought, wow, this is better than LSD”<p>At the outset of Julian …

The 10 Best Americana Albums Of All Time

Before we recommend the 10 best Americana albums of all time, maybe we should define the term. In our mind, <b>Americana</b> is more a spirit than a sound – …

Meet Amber Mark, Whose Soulful Pop Will Make You Dance and Cry at the Same Time

Cornelia Street is a short street in New York City’s West Village. On the end of its curve is the legendary red-and-white striped awning of Cornelia Street Cafe, the famed restaurant and performance space that over four decades has spawned the careers of many singers, jazz musicians, poets, and …