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Thu May 30, 2013
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Homemade Music Before YouTube, Fruity Loops Or Bandcamp

Interior of Enjoy the Experience.
Courtesy of Sinecure Books

A tween homeschooled by her veterinarian parents who wants to be a singer. A husband-wife duo taken with psychedelia, swinging, no-budget horror movies and the teachings of guru Sai Baba. A New Jersey truck driver who hoped Waylon Jennings would sing his songs. A Dallas musician who looks like a cross between Miles Davis and your high school chemistry professor. A scrawny Minnesotan Ph.D. student with a Barry White-deep baritone.

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Wed May 29, 2013
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What It Means When 'Hip' Albums Top The Charts

Originally published on Wed May 29, 2013 4:50 pm

Daft Punk's album Random Access Memories sold 339,000 copies in its first week in stores, the second highest total for any new album in 2013.
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Fri May 24, 2013
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It's A Process: Mount Kimbie On Making Their New Album

Kai Campos (right), with his partner in Mount Kimbie Dom Maker, says he's happy with Cold Spring Fault Less Youth and he's relieved it's done.
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Thu May 23, 2013
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Georges Moustaki, Who Wrote Songs For Edith Piaf, Dies

Originally published on Thu May 23, 2013 6:23 pm

Georges Moustaki with Edith Piaf in New York in 1958. Moustaki wrote the lyrics to "Milord," one of Piaf's biggest hits.
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Tue May 21, 2013
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Kanye West Stands Alone

Originally published on Fri May 24, 2013 11:13 am

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Kanye West performing "Black Skinhead" on Saturday Night Live last weekend.
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  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Frannie Kelley on Kanye West

What happened over the weekend? At 8:34 on Friday night, Kanye West tweeted. He said he'd be premiering a song in a half hour and we'd have to do what he said to hear it – we'd have to go to a particular address and stand outside with other people and watch a video projected onto the side of a building. Of course, the first video of the video was up within minutes, so most people didn't have to do any such thing.

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