Playlists

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This page will be updated to include the weekly playlists that correspond to the appropriate classes. It would be helpful for students to listen to these playlists in advance of the classes

Week 1 – ‘Rock and roll’ and the popular music consumer

Week 2 – I got the blues: American black popular music (1920-1970)

Week 2 – Music and the American counter-culture

Week 3 – Soul, funk and protest

Week 3 – Afrobeat and the politics of Fela Kuti

Week 4 – Roots, rock and reggae meets black British music

Week 4 – Black British music

Week 5 – From prog rock to metal: adventure in chords

Week 5: Heavy metal thunder

Week 6 – Punk and art rock

Week 6- New wave and post-punk

Week 7 – Disco and dancing

Week 7 – The birth of hip-hop

Week 9 – Gangsta rap

Week 9 – Rap and authenticity

Week 10 – Electronic music production

Week 10 – Dance music cultures

Week 11 – Britpop: branding Britishness

Week 11 – Indie

Week 12 – Boybands

Week 12 – Women and pop

Beyond Week 12 – Folk and Englishness

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