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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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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: Björk’s ‘Utopia’

Björk‘s tenth studio album Utopia marks the end of a long and arduous journey, one that began (at least in a creative sense) with her 2015 album Vulnicura. The two are equal parts to a […]

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RIFF’d: Marilyn Manson’s ‘Heaven Upside Down’

After a lengthy delay, Marilyn Manson returns with his tenth studio album Heaven Upside Down. Initially the project was slated to be released on Valentine’s day, but dissatisfaction led Manson to reconsider the creative direction. […]

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RIFF’d: LCD Soundsystem’s ‘American Dream’

Much like fear, anger can be a motivating force, but get too familiar with it and it can leave you scalded and disfigured. For their fourth studio album, American Dream, LCD Soundsystem reunites to air out […]

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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: Katy Perry’s ‘Witness’

Katy Perry‘s Witness is a feeble and altogether pathetic attempt at reinvention. She’s pining to be the next Madonna, but instead of tapping into that special space that makes each artist unique she adopts the familiar […]

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RIFF’d: Perfume Genius’ ‘No Shape’

Perfume Genius‘ fourth studio album No Shape represents a bold move forward. Mike Hadreas takes listeners down a path of self-discovery; courageously opening his inner sanctum for the sake of honest art. He openly discusses his […]

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