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Phonetic Yeetcraft

by Lucas Fagen on June 27, 2015

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Anybody who can parse two consecutive words on the new Young Thug record should pursue a career in speech therapy.

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The Real Real

by Lucas Fagen on June 20, 2015

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Kendrick Lamar may not be the Best Rapper Alive, but except for a few thesaurus users from the hip-hop underground he may very well be the most intellectual.

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Since August 2013, the British techno label PC Music has been regularly releasing a large number of definitely strange, possibly satiric, stunningly original songs online.

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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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The late composer Robert Ashley (1930–2014) produced some of the most difficult music of the 20th century — and now also of the 21st.

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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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