The Weekly Stripe – 7.12.18

As Spotify unveiled its annual Wrapped feature earlier this week, it elicited joy and shame in equal part. We got thinking about music and what role it plays in our lives – here are five fun reads.

We know music is pleasurable, but why? Many answers have been offered

What makes good music? The Economist tries to find out

Book Excerpt: How music fans built the internet

What do Jaws, Jimi Hendrix and Classical music have in common?

New Yorker’s list (and links) of notable performances and recordings of 2018