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Some Notes on Song

The rhythms of listening

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Sub Sub Pop

From a list of 1,266 musical genres compiled by Glenn McDonald, creator of, which seeks to produce a comprehensive music-classification system.

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Inventing the instruments of the future

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The Twenty-Three Best Train Songs Ever Written—Maybe

From Johnny Cash to “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”

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Dottie’s Charms, by Jill Sobule

The new album from singer-songerwriter Jill Sobule

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Carnival in Jacmel

Despite lingering effects from a 2010 earthquake, Haiti still throws a good party

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New Power Generation

Why I write about Prince

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On the matter of conscious v. conscience in Prince's "I Would Die 4 U"

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