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58 What does it mean for an album to be remastered? 2015-02-24T16:47:53.733

45 Why is the length of a song in much modern music between 3 and 4 minutes? 2015-02-24T17:21:59.273

43 What was classical music called back in the days? 2015-02-25T21:33:05.357

42 How can I know if I'm damaging my hearing when listening to headphones? 2015-02-24T17:35:56.223

39 What is the difference between hip hop and rap? 2015-02-24T21:52:32.683

37 Why does rap music belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? 2015-12-17T15:15:48.813

35 What is the difference between a LP and an EP? 2015-02-24T17:05:14.637

30 What does 'The Dark Side of the Moon' mean? 2015-02-25T15:18:19.093

28 How to determine the genre of a song? 2015-02-24T19:00:09.863

27 Hidden tracks on other media than CD? 2015-02-25T21:11:31.840

26 What was the first vinyl record to have a repeating loop in the run-out groove? 2015-02-24T17:16:42.670

25 Why doesn't anyone write great symphonies any more? 2017-07-07T11:51:30.937

24 What are the historical roots of auto-tune? 2015-02-25T14:13:02.127

24 Why did Elvis Presley never tour overseas? 2015-03-10T21:16:59.287

23 What is the quality threshold for recordings sounding better/truer? 2015-02-24T17:42:16.587

23 Who started the encore tradition at concerts? 2015-02-26T00:16:46.817

23 Should I store my vinyl records side by side or in piles? 2015-02-28T14:13:31.497

23 What is a "jazz standard"? 2015-03-03T10:12:19.153

23 How should I efficiently discover, collect, store and access new music in 2015? 2015-10-31T08:58:37.887

23 Is the double negative in 'we don't need no education' intentional? 2015-11-25T15:20:43.567

22 What is the difference between a "cover" and a "remake" of a song? 2015-02-24T18:31:44.080

21 Who influenced The Beatles? 2015-02-25T03:21:02.420

21 What is considered to be the first music video? 2015-02-25T21:46:37.713

21 In the song "Hotel California" by the Eagles, what are "colitas"? 2015-03-26T20:32:51.437

20 How are backward messages created on tracks? 2015-02-24T17:07:48.147

20 How does Billboard assign songs to its various charts? 2015-02-25T01:13:48.600

20 What song has had the most versions that have made the singles charts? 2015-02-26T22:54:33.710

20 What defines rock music as a genre? 2015-03-23T15:40:24.577

20 Standard vinyl vs Audiophile/Weighted vinyl - What's the difference? 2015-04-20T15:38:18.010

19 What defines a trap-beat? 2015-02-24T17:21:31.410

19 Was the radio talk in "Right Here, Right Now" real or created for the song? 2015-03-03T01:30:27.630

19 The meaning of "Uptown Funk" 2015-04-29T13:51:52.687

18 Does the type of music you listen to factor into determining which speakers to buy? 2015-02-24T19:58:27.187

18 Apart from Frank & Nancy Sinatra, have any other parent & child both individually made it to number one in the singles charts? 2015-03-08T13:38:45.057

18 Why exactly did the jury find copyright infringement in the case of Blurred Lines? 2015-03-12T13:55:44.203

18 What's the difference between house and techno? 2015-03-23T15:34:42.973

17 What is the name for a track hidden before the CD content? 2015-02-24T19:20:05.473

17 What was the first music recording reproduced for sale in any format? 2015-02-25T00:25:39.597

17 How can I determine the lowest quality encoding a music file went through? 2015-02-25T03:04:34.993

17 Where did the "rock on" hand sign come from? 2015-02-25T14:19:42.457

17 What gives vinyl records their characteristic sound? 2015-02-25T17:03:36.973

17 How did Led Zeppelin get their name? 2015-02-26T09:35:15.317

17 In simple layman terms, what is the Loudness War? 2015-03-16T03:02:22.457

16 Is the music played in silent films considered to be a soundtrack? Why or why not? 2015-02-24T17:44:31.853

16 What is "The Seattle Sound"? 2015-02-24T18:28:52.547

16 Have there been musicians who have been in more than one band with a Top-10 hit on different instruments? 2015-02-24T19:17:39.873

16 When did the "standard drumkit" become popular in music 2015-03-17T09:59:11.900

16 Are there any records of the "rest" of the verses from "Hallelujah"? 2015-08-18T19:33:26.523

15 What happened to the heads from the front cover of The Division Bell? 2015-02-25T21:28:31.550

15 Is there any difference in terms of sound quality between different vinyl colours? 2015-02-25T22:22:04.320

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