The clash of opinions about music is music itself. ...more
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Editor’s Note: We realize this breaks our “no pop” rule, but this essay was too good to pass up. Darius Rucker is not Hootie. Instead, he’s Darius, the former lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish, a band that since 1994 has sold more than sixteen million records.