Your favorite artist releases a new song. You press play, and suddenly you hear something that sounds quite familiar. It’s a song you’ve heard before, but it’s not by this artist. This phenomenon is known as sampling. When musicians use pieces of work from others to create new content, they are sampling. Not to be […]

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The stupendous freedom of the late summer, well-catalogued by Frank Ocean’s new masterpiece “Blonde,” is coming to an end. With it comes a wave of that self-indulgently sad rock we all love to pair with the changing weather. I’m hopeful that if Radiohead’s “A Moon Shaped Pool” could make waves this year, maybe Jeff Tweedy […]

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