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Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2011 - Day 2

Animal Collective Shares New Song 'Floridada' and Announces Upcoming Album Release Date

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Animal Collective has released a new single entitled "Floridada" and announced the release date of their upcoming album.READ MORE

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The Velvet Underground's Third Album: 10 Songs Ranked

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Though the 45th anniversary of The Velvet Underground's self-titled third album came in March, the album's deluxe 45th anniversary box set was released today, Nov. 24. The album was the band's first without founding member John Cale and marked a noticeable shift in their sound, away from the avant-garde noise of their first two albums and toward more subdued pop that would go on to influence countless indie rock bands. In celebration of the album's 45th anniversary box set, here are its 10 songs ranked from weakest to best.READ MORE

Prince - '1999' (1982)

7 Albums Named After Years They Weren't Released In: Taylor Swift, Prince and More

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When there is a year written on the front of an album cover, it is fair to assume this was the year the album was released in, or at least recorded. But, the seven artists below released albums that were named after years that they were not actually released in, like Taylor Swift and Prince.READ MORE

John Cale

John Cale Pays Tribute to Former Bandmate Lou Reed with Video for Re-Recorded 'If You Were Still Around' [WATCH]

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John Cale has released a tribute video set to a re-recorded version of "If You Were Still Around" in memory of his fallen friends and bandmates, most notably Lou Reed.READ MORE

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12 Classic Albums Produced By Musicians Outside The Band: Weezer, Beck, And More

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Today marked the tragic passing of Ramones drummer Tommy Ramone, and along with being a founding member of one of the most influential bands in history, another one of his crowning achievements was his production of the Replacements' classic 1985 album Tim. Here are some other classic albums that were produced by musicians outside of the band.READ MORE

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12 Songs That Are Closely Associated With Certain Movies: Queen, The Shins, And More

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Ever since The Graduate in 1967, filmmakers have often used pre-existing pop songs to score their movies, and sometimes these songs end up working so well that it's difficult to separate the song from the movie. Here are twelve songs that are closely associated with movies.READ MORE

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7 Great Songs with Spoken Word Lyrics: Blur, Tom Waits, and more

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There are countless lyrics that sound totally idiotic when spoken instead of sung, but sometimes a songwriter will come up with some lyrics that can’t really be pinned onto to a melody. Here are seven great songs with spoken word lyrics.READ MORE

Seven Songs That Sound Totally Different Live: Lou Reed, Springsteen, and more

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Unless you have the misfortune of seeing an artist lip-synch along to a backing track, the live version of a song is always going to sound at least a little bit different from the version you’re used to hearing. While most artists try their best to recreate the studio version, others view live performance as an opportunity to re-imagine (or correct) the song’s studio version. Here are seven songs that sound very different when performed in concert.READ MORE

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