The Pointy End

Eurovision 2021 Brings Color, Camp, Kitsch, and Hope

If there was ever a year we needed Eurovision, this is it. The annual celebration of color, kitsch, and quirky positivity – canceled last year due to Covid – returned this year and the competition final takes place on Saturday, 22 May in Rotterdam.

Pop Matters

The coded messages in hit songs

While a catchy tune can grab our attention, subliminal subversive ideas are often what really connect with us.


What’s Really Worth Remembering About 1971’s Historic Year in Music

With hours of rare archival footage woven together into a novel structure, 1971 attempts to walk us through a turbulent year in American history and show how the (many) classic albums of 1971 shaped today’s world.


Et Billie Eilish inventa la pop ASMR

Tendance d’abord sur Internet, l’ASMR, ou l’art de susciter l’émoi par des sons doux et apaisants, se retrouve désormais utilisée dans la musique pop.

Courrier International

La música es cada vez más simple y un nuevo estudio explica por qué

Un nuevo estudio analiza las letras de las canciones populares de los últimos cincuenta años, comprobando que cada vez son más simples.

La Razón

118 Years Later, Japan’s Earliest Sound Recordings Still Resonate

Sessions in a Tokyo hotel room with a sound engineering pioneer captured a nation in transition.

Atlas Obscura

With Head or Heart?

How do you listen to music – with your head or with your heart?

The Nightingale's Sonata

Est-ce possible de ne pas aimer la musique ?

« La musique sculpte et caresse notre cerveau » : il y a de la poésie dans la manière dont Docteur Pierre Lemarquis évoque la foule de bénéfices très concrets d’une jolie mélodie sur notre ciboulot.


La relación entre los casinos y la música heavy metal

Los casinos han tenido un gran impacto en la industria de la música. Al mismo tiempo, la música ha sido una enorme influencia para diversos juegos de azar y tragamonedas.


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