Record Machine: “The Drugs Don’t Work” by The Verve

The Verve’s 12” single for “The Drugs Don’t Work” is one of the few ’90s-era records in my collection. Featuring shimmering strings and longing lyrics, the song is one of my favorites from their 1997 album, Urban Hymns.

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P-Mag Nostalgia Project: 1997 with Liza

Welcome to 1997. This was the year of the Spice Girls, of Titanic, of Daria, and of Dolly the sheep. We lost Princess Diana, Biggie, and Michael Hutchence. We got our first female Secretary of State and sent a rover to Mars. It was quite a year, my friends. Read More P-Mag Nostalgia Project: 1997 with Liza

30 Years of Music: 1997

Man, I thought 1994-1996 were hard to narrow down to 15 songs, but here comes 1997 with a whole new challenge. Behold! An embarrassment of musical riches:

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As-Yet-Unnamed Music Column: “World Music” + Khaled

Hey y’all. I’m keeping with my warm-weather theme this week, as temperatures in the UK plummet and I routinely wake up not being able to feel my toes. This week we go overseas, far out of the English-speaking world, to Algeria. Read More As-Yet-Unnamed Music Column: “World Music” + Khaled