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Harvilla writes about music and other pop culture. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, and was alive in the ’80s.

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: The Juvenile Genius of Blink-182

Exploring the pop-punk icons’ "What’s My Age Again?" with help from Dan Ozzi

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: In Defense of “Achy Breaky Heart”

It’s time to cover the most popular (and anatomically confusing) country song of the decade

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Aaliyah’s “One in a Million” Still Sounds Like a Vision of the Future 

Exploring the legacy of the singer, from her early years to her tragic death in 2001

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: R.E.M. and the Leap From College-Rock Gods to Mainstream Icons

The latest installment of ‘60 Songs’ looks at the Athens, Georgia, band and "Nightswimming," a fan favorite

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: Outkast and the Future Funk of “Rosa Parks”

In our latest ep, we explore the career of Atlanta’s favorite sons and their breakthrough

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The Sacred and the Profane of Tori Amos’s “Cornflake Girl”

On the latest episode of ‘60 Songs,’ we break down the biggest hit from the outspoken songstress who became a hero to many

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Norm Macdonald Was an Agent of Comedy Chaos

The comedian, who died Tuesday after a long and private battle with cancer, was a singular talent who always committed to the joke

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Kacey Musgraves’s Divorce Album Is a Quiet Eff You

On ‘Star-Crossed,’ the country singer turned pop star doesn’t sound pissed—just tired, ill at ease, and sorry she’s not sorrier

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How Oasis Conquered Britpop—and Then the World—With “Wonderwall”

‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’ returns from hiatus with the surliest brothers in the U.K. and their biggest hit

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Michael K. Williams Was an Iconic Actor Born for an Iconic Role

‘The Wire’ star, who was found dead on Monday at age 54, will be best remembered as Omar Little, but he contained multitudes beyond the character