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Supermodel Chrissy Teigen Investigates Cryptic Backstreet Boy Lyrics

Photo: Instagram Supermodel Chrissy Teigen is known by many for her work with Sports Illustrated, but few know that she’s also a musical sleuth. In a seemingly random tweet Teigen expressed uncertainty over the lyrics […]

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Alton Brown Goes Back in Time for Popcorn

A screenshot from the official video for Alton Brown’s ‘Pop Song’; Photo: YouTube/Alton Brown Alton Brown is the KRS-One of the culinary arts, a guy whose passion for his craft is so deep that he […]

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Prince’s Estate Slated to Release Book with Handwritten Lyrics and Poetry

After his death, Prince‘s popularity has only swelled and it seems like fans simply can’t get enough of the eclectic legend. In recent news, Paisley Park Enterprises (the merchandising division of Prince’s estate) announced that […]

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Judge Rules that Taylor Swift Lyrics are Too ‘Banal’ to be Copyrighted

Taylor Swift in the official video for ‘Shake it Off’ (left), U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald of California (right); Photo: YouTube (left)/Wikipedia/Public Domain U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald of California has dismissed a […]

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RIFF’D: Justin Timberlake’s ‘Man of the Woods’

Justin Timberlake‘s fifth studio album Man of the Woods is a celebration of matrimony and fatherhood. He’s swooning over his wife Jessica Biel, honoring her with tender odes and sweet nothings. It’s a honeymooners album […]

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RIFF’d: Hollie Cook’s ‘Vessel of Love’

Hollie Cook’s third studio album Vessel of Love is an example of how a person can be in love with love, meaning that any act of love no matter how big or small is taken […]

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RIFF’d: UNKLE’s ‘The Road Part 1’

UNKLE‘s fifth studio album The Road: Part 1 is an intriguing examination of self, a transformative album that chronicles songwriter James Lavelle’s fall and subsequent rise. The journey is introspective and deep, full of dark […]

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RIFF’d: Lorde’s ‘Melodrama’

Lorde‘s second studio album Melodrama captures the many ups and downs that come with a shattered relationship. Through various modes of pop she frames the stages of her recovery — from anger and denial to acceptance. […]

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RIFF’d: Gorillaz’ ‘Humanz’

The Gorillaz‘ long awaited album Humanz is a smorgasbord of sizzling emotions, provocative questions and hopeful ideals. On one hand you have songs that openly challenge political authorities and on the other you have abstract mysteries that […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Proh Mic

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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