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10 Cover Songs By Chvrches, Ranked

It was just over two years ago that Glasgow trio Chvrches first tapped their synth keys into our hearts with their dark, romantic pop. Aside from their Recover EP and full-length debut The Bones Of What You Believe, the band has given us a lot of listening material, covering songs by many other artists at… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / November 17, 2014 - 12:04 pm

Lykke Li @ The Apollo, NYC 5/15/14

A “pathetic fallacy” occurs when, in a story, nature reacts to a human emotion: when everything is going wrong and a character says something like, “At least it’s not raining,” and then BAM! it rains. Lykke Li, the current queen of heartbreak, had the opposite effect on New York City last night. A rainy morning… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 16, 2014 - 11:03 am

The 10 Best M.I.A. Songs

M.I.A. is supposed to be a messenger, but the mission of her music is often obscured by critics’ and listeners’ schismatic view of her work. But before her war with the NFL, her allegiance with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, or those goddamn truffle fries, she was a neon prism at the end of a long… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / November 6, 2013 - 4:01 pm

M.I.A. Says Her Super Bowl Middle Finger Was Actually A Godly Hand Gesture

M.I.A.’s Matangi is out today and along with the religious iconography that is referenced throughout the album, in a recent interview with NPR, the “Bad Girls” rapper has explained that the middle finger she gave at the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show is part of that spiritual expression. When asked why she did it, she… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / November 5, 2013 - 12:44 pm

Stream Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe

The two tracks we’ve heard from Blood Orange’s upcoming Cupid Deluxe, “You’re Not Good Enough” and the Caroline Polachek-featuring “Chamakay,” both garnered 5 Best Songs nods and today we have a full view of what else from the LP has potential to land on the list. His sophomore album is streaming now and, along with… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / November 5, 2013 - 12:05 pm

Comments from claire Lobenfeld

TOM! <3

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March 5, 2015 on Art Critics Hate Björk’s MoMa Retrospective

This is excellent, Chris.

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February 13, 2015 on Silent Alarm Turns 10


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January 26, 2015 on Girlpool – “Chinatown” Video


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July 15, 2014 on Lykke Li – “Gunshot” Video

All music videos are Beats commercials now.

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June 13, 2014 on Ty Dolla $ign – “Or Nah (Remix)” (Feat. Wiz Khalifa & The Weeknd) Video

OK, well sometimes I get nostalgic for Tom rants.

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May 2, 2014 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

I doubt it happened, but I just have this vision of Ariana Grande not initially making it to #1 and Tom letting off a fantastic display of profanity to get it there. Aw, I miss you guys.

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May 2, 2014 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This is so great! I am sad I won’t be there :(

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February 20, 2014 on Stereogum SXSW 2014 Day Party Lineup

Yes! Best choice! Also, makes me wish that my Portuguese wasn’t so terrible.

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February 5, 2014 on Mixtape Of The Week: Pearls Negras Biggie Apple


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January 7, 2014 on Twin Shadow – “Cupid” (112 Cover)