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Listing: 5 Memorable Lyrics from Beth Orton’s ‘Kidsticks’

Beth Orton‘s seventh studio album Kidsticks is a humbling trip down memory lane, a journey paved with abstract emotions. She’s using present eyes to look upon the past, which helps her set a barometer for […]

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Lyricapsule: The Who Become the Loudest Band on Earth; May 31, 1976

Long before Jack White and his paltry Guinness reach for most metaphors in a concert, there was The Who on this day in 1976 chasing the “loudest band” moniker, of which they achieved, dutifully recorded […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XXI

Canada’s beloved The Tragically Hip plow right through a terminal brain cancer diagnosis with master scientist control of the human mind, Chvrches soundtrack a videogame franchise, Monty Python are back with another refresh on classic 60s mock-rock antics […]

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RIFF’D: Ariana Grande’s ‘Dangerous Woman’

When you think about what it means to be dangerous (at least by pop standards) several things come to mind: edgy, revolutionary, unapologetic. A person who will lay a hammer to status quo and not […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Camu Tao

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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Lyricapsule: All Hail Dio’s ‘Holy Diver’; May 25, 1983

Following his lauded success with Black Sabbath, filling in for Ozzie Osbourne, Ronnie James Dio split off on his own taking Sabbath drummer Vinny Appice with him and formed Dio, dropping metal landmark Holy Diver, […]

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Vox Traces the Evolution of Hip-Hop Lyricism

Some say that rhyming is an inexact science, which is partly true. On the surface it’s an expression of pure instinct, but when broken down it’s far more complex. In a recent profile with Open […]

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Lyricapsule: Bob Dylan is Born; May 24, 1941

Robert Allen Zimmerman, the name his parents gave him, was born in Duluth, MN on this day in 1941. At some point en route to his iconic status he changed his name to Bob Dylan, […]

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Lyricapsule: Bonnie & Clyde Gunned Down; May 23, 1934

Out on a rural Louisiana road on this day in 1934, two of the “public enemy” era’s most infamous celebrities, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, were gunned down by a quartet of Texas officers, ending […]

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Someone Mashed Up ‘Rick and Morty’ with Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Swimming Pools (Drank)’

Not all mashups are created equal, some not even worth the time it takes to click the link. But every once in a while you stumble across a gem, including a recent one involving Kendrick […]

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