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The Strokes a decade after the debut

Let's face it: popular music is a lie. But it's the lie we crave: that the Beatles taught us how to love, that the Pistols taught us to be fierce, and that the Strokes — with their debut long-player released 10 years ago this week — delivered us from a
That was it
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 08, 2011
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Britpop timeline

AUGUST 1995 • Blur vs. Oasis — battling bands release singles on the same day. Blur's "Country House" outsells Oasis's "Roll With It" 274k to 216k; they finish Nos. 1 and 2 on UK chart.
From Suede crashing the party to a 2000 wake-up call
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 19, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Kanye leaks!

Brit copper busted, Kanye leaking, Bieber fuming, Tity Boi the tits
Plus Brit copper busted, Bieber fuming, and Tity Boi the tits
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 12, 2010
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The Soft Pack | The Soft Pack

This Los Angeles foursome first emerged in 2008 as the Muslims, a name they elected to change after they grew disgusted with and exhausted by all the ignorant — and often racist — bullshit that came out of people's mouths during shows/interviews/conversa
Kemado (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 05, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Michael and Steven, RIP

Even if I got scooped by everyone else, I believe my inimitable wit will ensure that my reportage goes down in history as the definitive account, so here goes: Michael Jackson died.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 10, 2009
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The Big Hurt: Parse and labor

I think music-news headlines are now officially my favorite part of pop music.
The week in unhelpful headlines
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 19, 2009


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Interview: Michael Angelakos

Passion Pit aren’t ours anymore.
Passion Pit keep rising higher and higher and higher
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  January 01, 1900