As many "top" music lists as you'll ever need.
Interesting discussion of the intertemporal and cross-sectional differences in how "classic rock" is defined. (For example, in LA it's more Pearl Jam while in Boston it's more Allman Brothers. Boston wins.)
Presented as a public service to the country music fans among my readers.
That's O.K., Ms. Swift: not enough people do.
The Wall Street Journal just published an amazing essay from Taylor Swift, in which she argues that the music industry is not dying, but in fact "just coming alive."
Based on this piece, there are many reasons to believe that Taylor Swift has not been paying very much attention to the music industry.
They all play on Chrissie's new solo album.
Over my (non musically trained) head, but may be of interest to others.
And this last one reminds me of Picasso's "Good artists copy but great artists steal": "Bob Dylan’s ‘Da Vinci Code’ Revealed".
Researchers say they’ve uncovered more than 1,000 items lifted from other authors in Dylan’s ‘Chronicles.’ And that’s just the beginning.
Summary: country musicians have to be nice.