RIFF’d: The Game’s ‘Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf’

Don’t be fooled, the Game’s sixth studio album, Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf, is not a solo album in the traditional sense. It’s more like an exhibition, an opportunity to showcase some loose change friends (Soulja […]

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Listing: 5 Stereotypical ’60s-isms from Foxygen’s ‘…And Star Power’

Foxygen have made a name for themselves with a clever portmanteau moniker and a hefty dose of 60s nostalgia. However, there’s not a lot more to their style, which seems to trigger over-compensation with superfluous, extended noise […]

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Bob Dylan Honored in 960-Page Lyric Tome

Greatness never dies and for the few who’ve transcended pop culture the way Bob Dylan has the love just gets more decadent over time. After 50 years his narrative continues to write itself with a slew […]

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Keep it Dirty: A 5-Piece 1-Finger Salute to the Dis Track

There are few things out there more grossly entertaining than feuding musicians, the extent in which they’ll go to ridicule one another knowing no end. It’s great theater that – unless your name is 50 Cent […]

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Lyricapsule: The BBC Bans Bobby Pickett’s ‘Monster Mash’; October 10, 1962

Though the official date roams, today circa 1962 is considered the day the BBC decided Bobby “Boris” Pickett‘s brilliant Halloween gem “Monster Mash” would not receive play on UK airwaves, released just that previous August, […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: C-Rayz Walz

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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Pornhub Erects Times Square Billboard, Sullies John Lennon’s Most Famous Lyric

Pornhub is making a serious push to be king of the NSFW intranets, first with the launch of a record label and theme-song contest – yes, enterprising bands, you can be the voice of the […]

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RIFF’d: Weezer’s ‘Everything Will Be Alright in the End’

In college, while discussing music with some new friend-quaintances, one of them dared to blurt out “Weezer sucks.” While I was quick to pounce on this blasphemy and defend indie-emo’s founding older brothers, he was […]

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Lyricapsule: Jerry Lee Lewis Vs. The Devil; October 8, 1957

Today marks the anniversary of a fine 1957 moment in the legend of rock and roll, as a man with a purported higher power walked into a famous Memphis studio and recorded one of the […]

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Mark Kozelek Drops ‘War on Drugs: Suck my Cock’

There’s this line on 2012’s Among the Leaves that has Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek reducing his once female fan rich-career to an autographer of posters for guys in tennis shoes. The dude knows his […]

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