Andrew Flanagan

Andrew Flanagan appears in the following:

First Watch: Floating Points, 'Silurian Blue'

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Floating Points visits the Mojave Desert to rehearse and finds an unexpected collaborator.

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Investigation Into Prince's Death Reveals Pills Were Hidden Throughout Paisley Park

Monday, April 17, 2017

Assorted opioid painkillers and sedatives — many prescribed not to Prince, but to a friend — were found throughout the artist's home, according to documents newly released today.

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Eurovision Again Struck By Controversy As Russia Says It Won't Broadcast

Saturday, April 15, 2017

After a year of tumult, Russia has doubled down, saying it won't broadcast this year's contest after its competitor, Yuliya Samoylova, was denied entry into Ukraine.

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Basking In Sin: Some Initial Thoughts On Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.'

Friday, April 14, 2017

The NPR Music staff spent Friday morning listening to the rapper's new album. Here are eight reactions to what will likely go down as one of the best albums of 2017.

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Stream Kendrick Lamar's New Album, 'DAMN.'

Friday, April 14, 2017

The 14-track album features guest appearances from U2, Rihanna and beats from a cross-section of rap's production elite.

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Mika Vainio, Founder Of Pan Sonic And Electronic Auteur, Dies At 53

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Finnish electronic music experimentalist was widely influential for his patient explorations of aggression and shadow.

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John Geils, Guitarist Of The J. Geils Band, Dies At 71

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The blues-rock guitarist was found dead in his Massachusetts home. Police said he died of natural causes.

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'East Bay Times' Wins Pulitzer For Reporting On Ghost Ship Fire

Monday, April 10, 2017

Coverage of the December fire that killed 36 people in an Oakland, Calif., warehouse and DIY venue during a dance party won the Pulitzer for Breaking News Reporting.

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Du Yun's 'Angel's Bone' Wins Pulitzer Prize For Music

Monday, April 10, 2017

Chinese-born composer Du Yun has taken home the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for music for her opera Angel's Bone, a work that melds fantasy with an allegory about human trafficking.

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Planned Parenthood Benefit Will Include New Music From Sleater-Kinney and Feist

Monday, April 10, 2017

A long list of artists contributed work to the series, including Feist, Bon Iver, Sleater-Kinney, Nico Muhly, Björk, Laurie Anderson and many more.

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Are We Witnessing The Beginning Of The End For Free Music Streaming?

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Spotify has long evangelized free listening as a way to pull users in to paying for its service. The music industry's patience with the strategy seems to have run out.

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Fixing A Hole: 'Sgt. Pepper' Remixed And Reissued For 50th Anniversary

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

One of the most important records in pop history is getting an appropriately comprehensive reissue.

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Kendrick Lamar's Video For 'Humble' Is A Must-Watch

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The "best rapper alive" dropped the presumptive first single from his forthcoming album on Thursday night.

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First Listen: Timber Timbre, 'Sincerely, Future Pollution'

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Montreal-based band really wanted to write celebratory songs for its sixth album. But they quickly realized it's not the time for dancing.

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Where Bob Dylan Was While Keeping Silent About His Nobel Prize

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Dylan received criticism last fall after greeting the announcement of his Nobel Prize for Literature with silence. It turns out he was just busy revisiting his artistic development.

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Drake Beats Drake: How Rap's Sensitive Giant Smashed Records With 'More Life'

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Drake set streaming records last week, an album chart record on Monday and singles chart records today. How'd he do it?

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Music News: Chuck Berry, SoundCloud, Kendrick Lamar

Friday, March 24, 2017

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with NPR Music editors Jacob Ganz and Andrew Flanagan about the latest in music news — a new album by the late Chuck Berry, the streaming service SoundCloud survives bankruptcy, the curious case of a hoaxster and the latest from Kendrick Lamar.

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The Most Expensive Record Never Sold

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The story of a mysterious Florida musician, fake identities and the record-breaking sale of a rare album that might not actually exist.

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Hear Chuck Berry's Posthumous Single, 'Big Boys'

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The song is taken from Berry's first record in 38 years, CHUCK, due out on June 16.

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A Pregnant Natalie Portman Stars In James Blake's Video For 'My Willing Heart'

Monday, March 20, 2017

Shot just days before Portman gave birth to her second child, the video curves its melancholy around a new arrival.

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