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The Radio Dept. on Why Sweden Is Just as Screwed Politically as America

The Radio Dept.’s Johan Duncanson and Martin Larsson know that using music as a form of protest isn’t anything new. From Woody Guthrie to Rage Against the Machine to Kendrick Lamar, popular music has the ability to influence listeners’ points of view—even if their messages are occasionally misinterpreted. This tradition certainly has its place in the band’s native Sweden, via the “progressive rock” genre that addresses current events, though Duncanson and Larsson admit it often leads to a lot of middle-of-the road material.
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