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If it hasn't quite settled with you yet, the fact of the matter is that Styles has created a fantastic work in modern rock, at once nostalgic, fresh and daring.

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The xx performed at the perfect intersection of an eye-catching stage set-up, a mastery of music and a varied setlist. Switching up pace, lighting and era, the xx’s atmospheric indie pop never went stale.

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What’s so impressive about No Shape isn’t just the breadth of sonic territory it covers, but its ability to do so while also capturing, in many ways, the essence of camp in all its effeminate and kitschy glory.

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The whole Mac DeMarco shtick has a ticking expiration date before he goes from cute to suffocating. We can only handle so many of his stunts — like shoving drumsticks up his butt or telling fans his home address, something he admits was a bit ill-advised — before he becomes nothing more than a royal pain in the ass rather than Indie Rock royalty.

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Riot Fest is simply a heaven for music goers — a heaven filled with mosh pits and crowd surfers throwing it down to some killer riffs and beats, but a heaven nonetheless.

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This year was the 40th anniversary of the Ann Arbor Folk Festival, a two night series that brings in performers from all over the country. Hill Auditorium was nearly full for the first night on Friday.

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Chicago music duo Louis the Child's performance at Royal Oak Music Theatre was phenomenal. In 2015, the pair performed at the same venue as an opener for the EDM artist Madeon. Now, their rise to fame has allowed them to perform their own headlining shows.

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The Palace of Auburn Hills filled with energy and excitement on Friday night as the Lumineers brought their Cleopatra world tour to Michigan.

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'FWN' era Arctic Monkeys were those cool indie kids from Sheffield who built a following on Myspace.

This week Daily Music writers look back — and reconsider — less modern pieces of music. Here, Dominic Polsinelli reflects on pivotal emo band The Get Up Kids.

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