1. A History of Music Bootlegs, Told Through 25 of the Most Significant RecordingsFrom Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes up through Danger Mouse’s Grey Album.
  2. grammys 2016
    Dance Music at the Grammys: A Brief (and Frustrating) HistoryFollowing yesterday’s Grammy nominations, let’s delve into the Academy’s odd relationship with dance and electronic genres.
  3. sinatra’s centennial
    50 Years Later, Gay Talese Revisits ‘Frank Sinatra Has a Cold’Every J school has embraced Gay Talese’s 1966 Esquire write-around on Sinatra as a gold standard in New Journalism profile-writing. Fifty years later, Talese himself seems slightly puzzled by its acclaim.
  4. when bootlegs go legal
    On Bob Dylan’s New Bootlegs, The Cutting EdgeWe owe the bootleggers who first extolled unissued Dylan for a small handful of these canonical drafts — but that’s about it.
  5. where’s the beef?
    Steve Albini vs. Dance Music: A Timeline “If you pretend to take dance music seriously on a more significant level, that is a delusional pretension.”
  6. chat room
    Donwill on Don Cusack in High FidelityThe rapper talks about the joys of going solo, and using the Nick Hornby–John Cusack movie for inspiration.