One grim day (when youth is over) you find that new music gets on your nerves. But why do our musical tastes freeze over?
The artist got attention from a new audience thanks to Drake’s Hotline Bling video – but his long career deals with art and life’s most fundamental substance The works of artist James Turrell have been described as mind-altering experiences that [...]
How does it feel for Dylan to win the Nobel? Let’s hope he tells us in the acceptance speech – or in song. Bob Dylan | source: PA/PA Archive Richard Brown, University of Leeds To the surprise of many, Bob Dylan [...]
Bruce Springsteen, progressive musician, The Boss, a hugely influential figure in rock music, will soon release his long-awaited autobiography "Born To Run". Richard Pithouse, Rhodes University Bruce Springsteen was signed by Columbia Records at the age of 24. He was [...]
Guthrie dubbed Fred C. Trump, landlord of Beach Haven apartment complex where the Guthrie family lived from 1950 to 1952, his “worst enemy.” Will Kaufman, University of Central Lancashire Earlier this year, I wrote about a cache of bitter writings [...]
As music videos continue to evolve they are influenced by, and influence, other visual art forms. For many people they're inseparable from the very experience of music. Catherine Strong, RMIT University and Phoebe Macrossan, UNSW Australia The spectacular release of [...]
Banished during the second half of the 20th century by the advent of stereo, single-channel monophonic audio is making a reappearance in rock 'n' roll. Jez Wells, University of York While music lovers continue to argue about the relative merits [...]