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Get In Formation: Some Thoughts About The 2017 Coachella Poster

The arrival of the Coachella lineup is a big moment for music dorks for a few different reasons. For one thing, if you're making the…
Tom Breihan | January 4, 2017 - 1:49 pm

2016 In Review

The Year The Mainstream Discovered Tame Impala

Last year, Kevin Parker released Currents, his third album under the Tame Impala moniker. It was the moment where he moved beyond the dense psych-rock…
Ryan Leas | December 29, 2016 - 3:49 pm

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Praying For Time: 20 Incredible George Michael Moments

It was possible, even during George Michael's heyday, to take the man for granted, to imagine him as some lightweight pop star who'd be gone…
Tom Breihan | December 26, 2016 - 2:38 pm

2016 In Review

In A Tumultuous 2016, Sampled Music Showed History Repeating

The first time I heard "Be Yourself," I couldn't help but laugh because of the haunting sentiment that an older maternal figure was commanding me…
Margaret Farrell | December 19, 2016 - 10:35 am

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Candle After All: A Review Of The New Daft Punk Artisan Candle

Earlier this month we reported on Daft Punk's new line of winter merch, which includes ornaments, snow globes, and a candle. Now with holiday shopping
Kelly Conaboy | December 15, 2016 - 10:54 am

2016 In Review

The Year In LA Gangster Blues (And Reds)

2016 was quietly the year of the gangster, specifically the LA gangster of the red and blue varieties. ScHoolboy Q, Vince Staples, YG, and DJ…
Collin Robinson | December 6, 2016 - 1:43 pm

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Word Is God: 2016 Was Rap’s Come-To-Jesus Moment

For more than a decade I carried a shame within me, a secret so embarrassing I kept it hidden from anyone new I met for…
Justin McIntosh | December 5, 2016 - 9:50 am

2016 In Review

You Want It Darker: 2016’s Musician Deaths & Where We Go From Here

At the tail end of last year, Lemmy Kilmister died. You could see that one coming, between recurring reports of the man’s failing health and…
Ryan Leas | December 2, 2016 - 2:00 pm

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Even In Death, Sharon Jones Is An Inspiration

Sharon Jones wasn't supposed to happen. She'd tried. She'd tried again and again. As a teenager, she'd sung at talent shows around New York City,…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2016 - 3:00 pm

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Everybody Knows That The Good Guys Lost: 20 Incredible Leonard Cohen Moments

When he was still alive, Leonard Cohen's music carried the sort of somber gravity that we usually only attach to musicians once they've died. Death…
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2016 - 3:10 pm

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The Remarkable Popularity Of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”

There was a moment last December when a lightbulb went off in my head, though it glowed more like a string of Christmas lights. My…
Chris DeVille | November 11, 2016 - 2:46 pm

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Elvis Costello Looked Back — And Ahead — With Imperial Bedroom Tour

Given the newish trend of artists playing a classic album in concert, it's not a huge surprise to learn Elvis Costello has joined the club.
Scott Lapatine | November 8, 2016 - 4:08 pm

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Björk Breaks Her Heart Again For Devastating Hometown Show

Björk is Iceland’s biggest export. Even for those who are unfamiliar with pretty much any aspect of the country’s history, it’s a well documented fact…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 6, 2016 - 4:36 pm

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas Album Time

Do you hear what I hear? Not the spooky cackling of our nation's ghouls -- the sound of sleigh bells on the horizon. It's Halloween,…
Chris DeVille | October 31, 2016 - 3:43 pm

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15 Halloween Songs Rated By Spookiness

In a world beset by attacks on human rights, disease, death, and social media, the one thing everyone can agree is the scariest thing is,…
Kelly Conaboy | October 25, 2016 - 1:51 pm
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