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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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How the Spice Girls Took Over the Planet With Girl Power and “Wannabe”

Rob takes a journey deep into Spice World to figure out what made the fivesome the best selling all-female group in music history

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: The Gospel According to DMX

In honor of Ringer Films’ new documentary ‘DMX: Don’t Try to Understand,’ Rob and Shea Serrano are discussing the Yonkers rap legend

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Welcome to Adele’s Messy Phase

‘30’ is the singer’s most adventurous record, if not necessarily her best

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Alanis Morissette, “All Too Well,” and the DNA of the Eff-You Anthem

Taylor Swift’s rerecorded 10-minute kiss-off is scathing, hilarious, and even empathetic all at once—things that Alanis helped lay the blueprint for with her scorched-earth "You Oughta Know"

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Radiohead’s “Creep”: The One Song They Couldn’t Escape

The Brit rockers are one of the most popular and influential bands of the past three decades, but "Creep" still stands alone in their catalog

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How Céline Dion Conquered the World—but Not the Critics—With ‘My Heart Will Go On’

Exploring the megahit from ‘Titanic,’ which was both too much and not enough

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The Edgar Wright Rankings and ‘Last Night in Soho’ With Edgar Wright!

Sean is joined by Rob Harvilla to talk about Wright’s fascinating career and their favorite Edgar Wright films

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How Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Made the Mournful Sound Joyous on “Tha Crossroads”

One the biggest songs of the decade was also one of its saddest—and one of its brightest-sounding

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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