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Father of All… Miscellany: Green Day’s New Album is Experimental, yet Lacking Direction

Just like its censored title, Father of All… (as opposed to Father of All Motherfuckers), Green Day’s new album feels oddly restrained and polished for punk rock. The band’s 13th... Read more

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A Beautiful Wreck: Halsey’s Complicated Self-Portrait in Manic

“There’s an ancient saying that you have three faces: the first one you broadcast to the world, the second you show to those closest to you, and the last one... Read more

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Circles Reveals Infinite and Intimate Sides of Mac Miller

Vulnerability, struggle, and acceptance weave together to form the masterpiece that is Circles (2020), Mac Miller’s latest, and final, album. Thanks to producer Jon Brion, who acted on the request... Read more

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Hayley Kiyoko Plays it Safe in I’m Too Sensitive For This Shit

Two years ago, Hayley Kiyoko delivered some of her best work in her debut album, Expectations. With songs like “Curious” and “Sleepover,” it was impossible to go through the album... Read more

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“Look At Her Now”: Selena Gomez Finds Her Self-Worth and Artistic Identity on Rare

What feels like light-years ago, Selena Gomez sang “Who says you’re not perfect? / Who says you’re not worth it? / Who says you’re the only one that’s hurting?” in... Read more

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Best of 2019: Albums

1. Cuz I Love You – Lizzo On her third studio album, singer/rapper Lizzo finally got her big break—and wow, was it worth the wait. She raps about confidence and... Read more

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Critical Voices: Colorado, Neil Young and Crazy Horse

“I’ve always been an eccentric, a rocker at heart. I can’t play the guitar, but I can play the griddle.” – Guy Fieri If you have the volume up loud... Read more

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Critical Voices: Jesus is King, Kanye West

I am a Christian. Growing up, my brothers and I were only allowed to listen to Christian music, excluding the occasional Whitney Houston song my dad would smuggle onto a... Read more

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Hana Vu Plays the Starring Role in Double EP Nicole Kidman / Anne Hathaway

Hana Vu is busy. Between a West Coast tour opening for Nilufer Yanya and the release of her double EP, Nicole Kidman / Anne Hathaway (2019) on Oct. 25, she... Read more