Our Critical Debate Could Be Your Life

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From the gendered pop/rock binary to resilient or aggrieved vibes

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An Ethics of Vibes

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How Modern Rock’s queer politics got gentrified & straightened out into “Indie”

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90s alt rock masculinity as private individual grievance, and WAX TRAX!/97XTRABEATS as a (queer?) alternative to that ‘alternative’

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Good Vibes Only: phenomenology and the biopolitics of algorithmic legitimation – draft book proposal

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“No one dance show can be 100% Wax Trax!”

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The problem with “The Strokes changed everything” narrative about aughts indie

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Here’s what worries about AI surpassing human musical creativity get wrong

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How are vibes used to govern?

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