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Josh Groban, Canary

by Lucas Fagen on May 24, 2015

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Let’s take a moment to examine Josh Groban’s voice, shall we?

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Still Chill

by Lucas Fagen on April 25, 2015

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Remember when chillwave was considered a genre? Remember when a select number of elite, unrelated, alternative-identified musicians making slow, synthy loungetronica were considered the future of Western civilization?

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Guitar Heroines

by Lucas Fagen on April 18, 2015

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Whoever declared guitar-rock dead way back when forgot to tell Sleater-Kinney.

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Luke Bryan Goes on Spring Break

by Lucas Fagen on March 29, 2015

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Say what you will about Luke Bryan, but you have to admit the dude knows how to motherfuckin’ party.

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The Electronic Composer in the Modern Age

by Lucas Fagen on March 22, 2015

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The Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP, out since January, is the second Aphex Twin release in a recent period of renewed activity.

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Physical Spiky Funk

by Lucas Fagen on February 28, 2015

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Put on the new D’Angelo album and you’ll discover fifty-six minutes of music completely hidden behind a veil of static.

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One day far in the future, when Nicki Minaj will have produced maybe three or four more albums and sold tens of billions more, she will release a greatest hits package, and what a wonderful day that will be.

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Azealia Banks Jumps Up and Down

by Lucas Fagen on January 31, 2015

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A sizzling keyboard riff slides out of nowhere and bounces around for a few seconds before a metallic snare drum comes in and a woman starts rapping.

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Fifty Shades of Lana Del Rey

by Lucas Fagen on January 24, 2015

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For many, the mere existence of Lizzie Grant and her alter ego Lana Del Rey serves as a cold slap in the face to the big-budget feminist empowerment campaign enacted by even richer and more famous people like Beyoncé and Lady Gaga.

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Christmas albums are largely dismissed by mainstream rock critics, and with good reason—consisting mainly of the same old songs over and over again, they’re filler product designed to rake in the cash while the corporate titans who created them take a year off to enjoy private cruises and improve their golf game.

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