Trent Reznor's recent run of EPs have had a pointed political bent, and in a new interview with The New York Times, Reznor talks about why he feels an obligation to speak out about politics. This was a ridiculously exciting thing to even contemplate: In the end, Rakim was only on Aftermath for three years.
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For every hit like Herbie Hancock's "Rockit" or smooth jazz radio staple like Miles Davis' "Time After Time," there are literally hundreds of albums of slick, forgettable -- and forgotten -- wallpaper music. Album Of The Week: Dark Thoughts At Work A funny thing about punk rock: It's always been pastiche.
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