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Early Punk Essentials

“Before punk’s year zero in 1976, rock music was all too quickly morphing itno a club of overly technical, self-indulgent, and economically privileged showmen, far from rock n’roll’s original ethos.”

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Eight Songs That Shaped Me

“Through my time devoted to discovering music, there have been important tracks that impacted the way I approached and heard it. The tracks on this list are not necessarily my favorites – that would be a far more difficult list to narrow down – but every song on here has informed my taste in a profound way.”

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Country Ain’t Dead: Contemporary Country Albums to Listen To

“There has been a surge of forward-thinking artists challenging the notion that country is at the bottom of the hierarchy in terms of artistic merit. Here are some albums to listen to if you seek satisfying country music outside of the Top 40 bubble.”