Music

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Not a month before quarantine started, my Taylor Swift™ snake ring snapped in half. After anxiously twisting it on and off my finger for nearly two years, the silvery metal fittingly relented in therapy.

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Lianne La Havas’s newest album, a self-titled record of anthems and lullabies, is perfectly representative of herself as an artist.

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A lot has changed since the last time we heard from The Chicks. They had a different name, different marital statuses and George W.

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When I heard Quinn XCII’s single “Stacy” this past winter, I thought his upcoming album would be similar to his previous album, From Michigan With Love.

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On Dec. 13, 1963, Bob Dylan was given the “Tom Paine Award” by the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee for his political activism.

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Black squares. Thoughts and prayers. Heart emojis and hashtags. That about sums up the country music community’s response to the recent uprisings for racial justice that were sparked by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others.

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Kip Moore entered my life the way most country singers did in 2011 — by singing about a truck. More precisely, “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck.” For months on end the cheeky, feel-good track was playing every time I turned on the radio.

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COVID-19 has given the phrase “bedroom pop” a whole new meaning.

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If you listened to country radio any time in the last six months, there’s a good chance you heard one of Justin Bieber’s latest singles.

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Before her debut, Rina Sawayama was the kind of low-key singer you’d come across on Spotify and think, Holy shit, she is going to have a career. Her first EP, RINA, remains one of the best musical projects of 2017.