Music Appreciation

Links to unusually interesting/deep music writing.

 

Pushing Ahead of the Dame - "David Bowie, song by song, in rough chronological order, with exceptions. Written by Chris O’Leary."

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Alan W. Pollack's Notes On ... Series - "In 1989 the American musicologist Alan W. Pollack started to analyze the songs of the Beatles. He published his first results on internet. In 1991 — after he had finished the work on 28 songs — he bravely decided to do the whole lot of them"

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Ian Leslie's 64 Reasons to Celebrate Paul McCartney - "Paul McCartney has been writing and performing music more or less continuously since 1956. That’s sixty-four years...His finest work is undoubtedly frontloaded by the miraculous accident of The Beatles, but there are gems scattered throughout his career, right up to the present day. There are very few artists in history, in any field, who have produced so much work at a high level over such a span."

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The Radiohead Public Library - "An official online resource containing everything we, Radiohead, have ever done , more or less. Videos, music, artwork, websites, merchandise, and assorted ephemeral materials"

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Dissect Podcast by Cole Cuchna - "Dissect picks one album per season and analyzes one song per episode measure by measure, word by word. Season 1 examines “To Pimp a Butterfly” by Kendrick Lamar."

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