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Revisiting Sonic Youth's no-wave milestone, 'Daydream Nation'

Enigma

BY BRIAN BURLAGE

26 years have passed since its initial release, which, come to think of it, christens a rather odd anniversary date for a reissue. Why now? What designates 2014 as prime temporal real estate?

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Outside Lands Report: Hella chill in San Francisco

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BY ARIANA ASSAF

A stellar lineup combined with the city’s innate liberated atmosphere, work by local artists, and even organically grown food gives Outside Lands a unique back-to-basics vibe that can’t be found anywhere else.

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On 'Blacc Hollywood,' Wiz is holding himself back

Atlantic

BY ADAM THEISEN

While sticking to “safe” hip hop and pop may seem appealing, Wiz is only going to be able to stick around if he follows his potential to make honest, emotional music.

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Spoon returns reinvigorated with 'They Want My Soul'

Loma Vista

BY BRIAN BURLAGE

In many ways, Spoon did with this album what Arcade Fire did in 2013 with Reflektor. While Arcade Fire infused disco into classic rock structures, Spoon infuses rockabilly and blues with newer alternative songwriting techniques.

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Festival Report: Pitchfork 2014

Katherine Pekala/Daily

BY JOHN LYNCH

Before I heard any band play at Pitchfork Music Festival 2014, I took one lap around Chicago’s Union Park and already knew that I was in for a weekend of bizarre sights, sounds and tastes.

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Shabazz Palaces creates an artful, unique sound on 'Lese Majesty'

Sub Pop

BY ADAM DEPOLLO

This isn’t an album to be torn apart track by track; more than any other LP I’ve heard this year, Lese Majesty is a cohesive sonic unit that needs to be considered in its entirety to be fully appreciated.

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1994: The Year Indie Broke

Matador

BY BRIAN BURLAGE

Part of what makes ‘90s music so fascinating, particularly the year 1994, is its place in time: a strange and unique buffer between music in the 20th century and music in the 21st century.

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The B-side

Herb David: Crafting Ann Arbor's musical legacy

He's made guitars for Eric Clapton, Sonic Youth, the Byrds and Jerry Garcia, hung out with Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Iggy Pop and Jimi Hendrix and lived near the center of Ann Arbor's once-blossoming countercultural music scene. He's also one of the country's best instrument maker and he lives right around the corner.

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The Cypher: Keeping hip hop real

The Cypher is a student hip-hop collective dedicated to perfecting the art of both spoken and written word. It is bringing hip hop back to its roots.

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The Daily is always looking for students interested in writing, journalism, photography, multimedia, business or Web development to join its staff. Everyone is welcome.

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