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    Here are this afternoon’s top stories:

    • Matthew Herbert spoke to FACT
    • Four Tet shared his 10 Favorite Sample Flips with Egotrip
    • The Quietus looked at how metalheads learned to love Morrissey and The Smiths
    • Kid 606 readied a new record for a September release
    • Baroness are recovering from a tour bus accident overseas
    • James Pants and Japandroids lent some lists to Dusted
    • Dummy spent some time in the studio with Darkstar
    • Blur rushed a digital release of what may be their last live show
    • Justice dissed button-pushing DJs
    • Adweek discussed how its industry killed dubstep
    • Afrika Bambaataa was appointed a visiting scholar position at Cornell
    • Exclaim explained the evolution of Cat Power 
    • Gorilla vs. Bear shared some Polaroid shots from the Øya Festival
    • Stereogum rated The Cure, from their worst records to their best
    • Prefix examined the Top 10 Lyrics on Bright Eyes’ Lifted… album
    • The xx landed a cover story with The FADER
    • Drowned in Sound interviewed The Raveonettes
    • MNDR broke her long-awaited debut LP down track by track for Spin
    • Paste spent an evening with FIDLAR
    • Boyz Noize and Bon Iver are among the guests on the next P.O.S. album
    • Tiny Mix Tapes talked to director Todd Solondz
    • The A.V. Club reviewed this year’s Gathering of the Juggalos
    • David Bowie and Kate Bush turned down a chance to perform at the Olympic’s closing ceremony
    • Simon Reynolds weighed in on the rise of EDM
    • Karen O, Robert Smith and Passion Pit contributed to the Frankenweenie soundtrack