From MeToo to Black Lives Matter, protest music is in the air – and these are the most memorable eras

Protest music is again in the air. And why not? Everything feels unstable, pressure points magnified: immigration policies, racial violence, sexual assault, LGBT rights and so on.The last couple years have brought an avalanche of music steeped in the language of #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter and #Resist, with landmark songs and albums created by stars such as Kendrick Lamar and Beyoncé.Traditionally, artists have thrown up yellow flags when discussing the notion of writing topical songs, much less…

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