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    The United States may have bigger venues, bigger superstars, and really, just bigger everything, but when it comes to music, Europe is undeniably cooler. It's where the experimentation and exciting advances happen, it's where the underground trends and styles that shape the future direction of music bubble up, before eventually, two, three, or five years later being "discovered" by America and mutated into mass-market appropriate forms. Whether it's because of Europe's long and rich musical history, a greater sense of community and collaborative spirit between artists, or just because there are so many incredible music festivals to help inspire people, this is why Europe is musically cooler than America.