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  • The New American Songbook: The oldies of the future.

    Oct 18, 2018 - Here are the hits of the past 25 years that we’ll be listening to for the next 100.

    What makes a song last? The history of popular music tells us that many masterpieces of songcraft—and even the most world-conquering smashes—are quickly forgotten.

    Meanwhile, many earworms burrow deep into the collective consciousness, where they take root, whether we like it or not.

    Which of today’s hits will be tomorrow’s classics?

    Who could have predicted that “Don’t Stop Believin’ ”—which was, upon its release in 1981, a commercial disappointment from a critically derided band—would become the 20th century’s best-selling digital download?* Or that it would be a “novelty” dance single, of all song varieties, that would become Billboard’s pick for the greatest single of all time?

    Separating the most durable tunes from the millions of other would-be classics is no easy task. So we asked critics, musicians, and industry professionals to predict which tracks from the past 25 years we’ll still be dancing and singing along to for the next 100 years. Some of these songs our children will belt in sports arenas. Others our grandchildren will dance to at their weddings.

    The New American Songbook is emphatically not a list of the best songs of the past quarter-century, although many of these tracks would make that list, too. As predicted by our panel, tomorrow’s oldies, like tomorrow’s America, will be a lot less male-dominated, and a lot more diverse. Less than a third of the songs on our list are fronted by white men, and no artists are featured more frequently than pop music’s first couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Classic rock will soon be rivaled by classic rap, and the Cole Porter of the next American songbook may be Max Martin.

    Below, find the Top 30 songs, in order, all of which were nominated by at least two of our panelists. You can also read the individual ballots of everyone from Chuck Klosterman to NPR’s Ann Powers to Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood. Which of today’s hits will endure as tomorrow’s golden oldies? Here’s our best guess.

    30. Idina Menzel – “Let It Go”

    Producers: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
    Songwriters: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
    Year: 2013

    29. Liz Phair – “Fuck and Run”

    Producers: Liz Phair, Brad Wood
    Songwriter: Liz Phair
    Year: 1993

    28. Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers – “Get Lucky”

    Producers: Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
    Songwriters: Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams
    Year: 2013

    27. Alanis Morissette – “You Oughta Know”

    Producer: Glen Ballard
    Songwriters: Alanis Morissette, Glen Ballard
    Year: 1995

    26. Old Crow Medicine Show – “Wagon Wheel”

    Producer: David Rawlings
    Songwriters: Bob Dylan, Ketch Secor
    Year: 2004

    25. Destiny’s Child – “Say My Name”

    Producer: Darkchild
    Songwriters: LaShawn Daniels, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, Beyoncé, LeToya Luckett, LaTavia Roberson, Kelly Rowland
    Year: 1999

    24. Israel Kamakawiwoʻole – “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World”

    Producers: Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Jon de Mello
    Songwriters: Edgar Yipsel Harburg, Bob Thiele, George David Weiss
    Year: 1993

    23. Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z – “Crazy in Love”

    Producers: Rich Harrison, Beyoncé
    Songwriters: Beyoncé, Rich Harrison, Eugene Record, Shawn Carter
    Year: 2003

    22. Nine Inch Nails – “Hurt”

    Producer: Trent Reznor
    Songwriter: Trent Reznor
    Year: 1994

    Producers: Dr. Dre, Mike Elizondo
    Songwriters: Curtis Jackson, Andre Young, Mike Elizondo
    Year: 2003

    20. Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”

    Producer: Paul Epworth
    Songwriters: Adele Adkins, Paul Epworth
    Year: 2010

    19. Oasis – “Wonderwall”

    Producers: Owen Morris, Noel Gallagher
    Songwriter: Noel Gallagher
    Year: 1995

    18. Backstreet Boys – “I Want It That Way”

    Producers: Kristian Lundin, Max Martin
    Songwriters: Andreas Carlsson, Max Martin
    Year: 1999

    17. Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris – “We Found Love”

    Producer: Calvin Harris
    Songwriter: Calvin Harris
    Year: 2011

    16. The Killers – “Mr. Brightside”

    Producer: The Killers
    Songwriters: Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer, Ronnie Vannucci Jr.
    Year: 2003

    15. Céline Dion – “My Heart Will Go On”

    Producers: Walter Afanasieff, James Horner, Simon Franglen
    Songwriters: Will Jennings, James Horner
    Year: 1997

    14. Santana ft. Rob Thomas – “Smooth”

    Producer: Matt Serletic
    Songwriters: Itaal Shur, Rob Thomas
    Year: 1999

    13. Lauryn Hill – “Doo Wop (That Thing)”

    Producer: Lauryn Hill
    Songwriter: Lauryn Hill
    Year: 1998

    12. Drake – “Hotline Bling”

    Producer: Nineteen85
    Songwriters: Aubrey Graham, Paul Jefferies, Timmy Thomas
    Year: 2015

    11. Eminem – “Lose Yourself”

    Producers: Eminem, Jeff Bass, Luis Resto
    Songwriter: Marshall Mathers
    Year: 2002

    10. Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”

    Producer: Josh Ramsay
    Songwriters: Carly Rae Jepsen, Josh Ramsay, Tavish Crowe
    Year: 2012

    9. TLC – “Waterfalls”

    Producer: Organized Noize
    Songwriters: Marqueze Etheridge, Lisa Lopes, Organized Noize
    Year: 1994

    8. The White Stripes – “Seven Nation Army”

    Producer: Jack White
    Songwriter: Jack White
    Year: 2003

    7. Mariah Carey – “All I Want for Christmas Is You”

    Producers: Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff
    Songwriters: Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff
    Year: 1994

    6. Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

    Producers: Mark Ronson, Jeff Bhasker, Bruno Mars
    Songwriters: Jeff Bhasker, Philip Lawrence, Peter Hernandez, Mark Ronson, Nicholas Williams, Devon Gallaspy, Lonnie Simmons, Charles Wilson, Ronnie Wilson, Robert Wilson, Rudolph Taylor
    Year: 2014

    5. The Notorious B.I.G. – “Juicy”

    Producers: Poke of Trackmasters, Pete Rock
    Songwriters: Christopher Wallace, Hunter McIntosh, Sean Combs, Pete Rock, Jean-Claude Olivier, Samuel Barnes
    Year: 1994

    4. Kelly Clarkson – “Since U Been Gone”

    Producers: Max Martin, Dr. Luke
    Songwriters: Max Martin, Lukasz Gottwald
    Year: 2004

    3. Beyoncé – “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”

    Producers: Christopher Stewart, Terius Nash, Beyoncé
    Songwriters: Christopher Stewart, Terius Nash, Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé
    Year: 2008

    2. Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”

    Producer: Al Shux
    Songwriters: Angela Hunte, Alicia Keys, Alexander Shuckburgh, Bert Keyes, Janet Sewell-Ulepic, Shawn Carter, Sylvia Robinson
    Year: 2009

    1. Outkast – “Hey Ya”

    Producer: André 3000
    Songwriter: André 3000
    Year: 2003

    This future standard has the “best hook in history,” writes Powers. And it’s perhaps the strongest testament to Outkast’s world-conquering, genre-bending hit that you can’t help but mentally scroll through this perennial list-topper’s many catchy bits and respond, “Wait—which one?” Of course there’s the titular chorus, at once triumphant and melancholy. (While some panelists referred to it as “an expression of pure pop joy,” the lyrics find the singer worrying that all love is transient.) But there are also the hand claps putting three exclamation points on each couplet, the call-and-response section that lets the audience deliver the cooler-than-cool punchline, the “shake it like a Polaroid picture” bridge that people will be singing long after they’ve forgotten the purpose of shaking Polaroids, even the repetition of 14 straight “all rights” that embodies this song’s perfect combination of pop universality and André 3000 weirdness. (See also the time signature, which is either a standard 4/4 or a downright bizarre 11/4, depending on whom you ask.)

    And these hooks have already sunk themselves into subsequent generations. As Kois writes, “The first time I played this song for my kids it was as if they’d already heard it 1,000 times.” If what they say is “Nothing is forever,” “Hey Ya” might be the exception.


  • Adam Savage Nerds Out Over Vinyl Record-Making with Jack White

    In this wonderful and inspiring Tested video, our favorite Virgil of science and technology, Adam Savage, takes us on a journey into the world of Jack White’s Third Man Records in Detroit, Michigan. In the almost 30-minute episode, Adam records a song, talks with Jack White (former White Stripe’s frontman, now record company frontman) about the existential pleasures of analog recording, and then gets a thorough tour of the Third Man Records pressing plant. How thorough? So much so that Adam even nerds out over the boiler room!

    #technique #audio #vinyl #enregistrement #analogique #pressage #acetate

    For anyone interested in analog recording and record pressing technology, this video is a treasure trove. Jack and Adam have a fascinating discussion about the strengths and limitations of the analog recording process and how all of the format’s eccentricities add to the charm (and “soul”) of the resulting sound. They also talk about urgency in art and whether a lot of that is missing in today’s digital media where everything can be easily copied and corrected. Back when studio time was expensive, equipment was fickle, and albums were recorded in a matter of days and weeks, instead of months and years, that urgency resulted in a kind of artistic product we rarely experience nowadays.

    While at Third Man, Adam records a song, the Milk Carton Kids’ Brain Candy, and then watches the engineering of the track and the cutting of the stamper (the master from which the vinyl will be molded). From there, Adam gets a full tour of the pressing plant as they walk through every step of the vinyl record manufacturing process. One of the many impressive things about the plant is that they recycle everything; nothing goes to waste. Even the center of rejected records, with their paper labels, are punched out and sold as coasters in the Third Man Records store while the rest of the vinyl is chopped up and reused.

  • Brain Magazine - News - Beyoncé et le trou noir de la pop

    tel Peter Parker, la pop elle-même et la façon de la concevoir mutent face à un environnement changeant. D’abord, comme dans la « pop urbaine » d’une manière générale, un album de Beyoncé se construit façon créature de Frankenstein. Les entourages sont pléthoriques et ingérables. Des centaines d’instrus sont proposées et écoutées par ses équipes, et le peu d’élues remontent jusqu’à elle et sont ensuite retravaillées dans tous les sens, par plusieurs équipes de producteurs. De manière réticulaire. Ce mot existe. Les morceaux sont par nature collaboratifs et leur substance est par essence interchangeable. Pour l’auditeur, difficile d’investir trop d’affect dans un morceau dont on sent intuitivement qu’il aurait pu avoir un autre instru et la même voix, ou l’inverse. C’est Kanye qui a porté à son paroxysme cette évolution : un morceau pop aujourd’hui n’est pas gravé dans le marbre d’un mix et d’un mastering - il peut ou pourra connaître d’autres déclinaisons, remixs, mixs, edits, versions, n’importe, inventez un autre nom si vous voulez. Le morceau de musique n’est plus tant défini par des traits musicologiques fixes que par un mood, un état latent, liquide.

    #musique #pop #songwriting

  • La rareté est-elle l’avenir du disque ?

    Face à la démonétisation de la musique, des artistes aussi divers que le Wu-Tang Clan et Jack White ont trouvé une nouvelle source de revenus en transformant la distribution de leurs œuvres en performance. Au risque d’oublier la musique en route ?
    Pour le leader du Wu-Tang, son plan décalque simplement le « business model » du marché de l’art : « La valeur intrinsèque de la musique a été réduite à zéro. Alors que l’art contemporain vaut des millions de par sa simple valeur d’exclusivité. […] La créativité d’artistes d’aujourd’hui tels que RZA, Kanye West ou Dr. Dre n’est pas évaluée comme celle d’artistes comme Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst ou Jean-Michel Basquiat », conclut-il, espérant bien changer les choses et « accélérer les débats au sujet du futur de la musique ».

    #Disque_vinyle #Industrie_musicale #Jack_White #Kanye_West #Marché_de_l'art #Marketing #Musique #Wu-Tang_Clan

  • ANTHEM MRX 300/500/700 - Page 15 - Amplificateurs Intégrés HomeCinéma

    Comment vous dire avec des mots ce que j’ai entendu ce soir... c’est tout simplement Dé-Men-Tiel, mon install n’a jamais sonné comme ça, sur Iron Man et Avatar on est vraiment dans le film, les voix ne sont pas seulement améliorées : elles percent l’écran, c’est vraiment du son cinoch :)
    C’est sur Shine A light ce soir que j’ai pris mon plus gros choc frontal : c’était juste fabuleux à écouter (et pourtant je le connais bien ce BD), le passage avec Jack White est presque à en pleurer tellement tout est en place, le mélange des 2 voix chantant en même temps est extraordinaire, on entend les deux distinctement et le son est juste ouahhhh, mamaaaaa, arribariba

    #Anthem #MRX500 #ampli #home_cinema #Anthem_MRX500