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12 Must-Hear Albums from ECM, the Influential Jazz and Classical Label Finally Streaming

One of streaming’s biggest holes just got filled: 1,500+ albums from Manfred Eicher’s ECM Records. Here’s where to start.

On Loving Taylor Swift While Being Brown

How should people of color consume the work of our white icons once we’ve realized they don’t really represent us?

Daft Punk’s Holiday Merch Is Back

Ornaments, snow globes, 1000-piece puzzles, varsity jackets, and more!

Delaware conductor dies, at 79

Peter McCarthy, professor of music at the University of Delaware, who conducted conducted Bruckner’s E Minor Mass at the Salzburg Festival in 1988 and Beethoven’s 9th at Carnegie Hall in May 1996, has died at the age of 79. Obituary here.  

Listen to Death Cab for Cutie’s First Show Ever

“It was one of the greatest nights of my life at the time and its significance has only grown since.”—Benjamin Gibbard

Does this woman get her kicks from firing musicians?

Bob Keefer in Eugene, Oregon, has some new leads on the firing of Matthew Halls as artistic director of the Oregon Bach Festival, apparently on anonymous and trumped up charges. The executive who sacked him acted in exactly the same way a year before with the OBF’s artist liaison manager, Linda Ackerman. The evidence, then […]

Vladimir Putin laments Hvorostovsky’s death

The Kremlin has issued this statement: The president extends his deepest condolences to the relatives and friends and all admirers of talent of Dmitri Hvorostovsky, who passed away today. ‘In general, we believe he is the heritage of both our domestic culture and global culture. This is a very grievous loss.’ Two months ago, Putin […]

Pitchfork Announces Talk With Björk

The next “In Sight Out” conversation takes place November 28 in Brooklyn

Astronaut Scott Kelly wants to link up and build with Cardi B

Make Cardi B the freaking president of the moon already. Earth doesn’t deserve her.

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