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The Long Battle Over Aaliyah’s Music. Plus: Lorde’s Sleepy ‘Solar Power’

Charles is joined by Hazel Cills to discuss the long journey to make Aaliyah’s music available to the public. Afterward, he reviews Lorde’s latest release, ‘Solar Power.’

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This week, Charles Holmes is joined by music critic Julia Gray to talk about the lyrical divergence, Antonoff influence, and overall success or failure of Lorde’s latest release, Solar Power (28:04). Before reviewing Solar Power, Charles is joined by Jezebel culture writer Hazel Cills to discuss the long journey to make Aaliyah’s music available to the public, and what it means for the power of artists to control their own music (1:30).

Host: Charles Holmes
Guests: Hazel Cills and Julia Gray
Producers: Lani Renaldo, Justin Sayles, Bobby Wagner

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