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RIFF’d: La Roux’s ‘Trouble in Paradise’

Trouble in Paradise is a straight-up 80s record. Not a ‘hipster 80′s-revivalism, but mixed with shoe gaze, indie rock something else’ record - just 80s synth pop. As a fan of the high, catchy-as-hell vocal lines of […]

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The Weird Wide World of Al Yankovic: The Step-Father of Parody Returns

As an actor, singer, and comedian Weird Al Yankovic has seen and done just about everything. He’s poked fun at the King of Pop, starred in his own movie, and wrote a children’s book, all […]

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RIFF’d: Morrissey’s ‘World Peace is None of Your Business’

We can all accept that Morrissey is possibly modern history’s single best reincarnation of Narcissus. His dedicated fanbase even enjoys it. Recently, his self-absorbed vanity has aged like a fine wine into crotchety old curmudgeon territory, giving his hatred of everyone and […]

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RIFF’d: Sia’s ’1000 Forms of Fear’

Sia is an amazing artist. Her first big gig was as a backing vocalist for Jamiroquai, but she went on to create heart-wrenching ballads like “Breathe Me,” plus memorably gave Zero 7 a silky smooth […]

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Breaking Down Nicki Minaj’s BET Awards Lyric Speech

When Nicki Minaj went into a rant during her BET Awards acceptance speech for “Best Female Rap Artist,” about how most women in rap don’t write their own lyrics, the media preemptively funneled that statement towards Iggy Azalea. Minaj quickly […]

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RIFF’d: Robin Thicke’s ‘Paula’

We’ve all been there, head in hand, post break-up with enough remorse to last two lifetimes. Sometimes you’re the cause, other times you’re the effect, but the truly wise know that there’s always something better on […]

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RIFF’d: Lana Del Rey’s ‘Ultraviolence’

Some hardships are forged within the belly of fate. Others are self-induced, meticulously branded and sold as lifestyle. Lana Del Rey’s third album Ultraviolence falls into the latter category. Having already divulged her life as this sort […]

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14-Year-Old Bieber Was a Jokester, Racist Lyric Puns Surface

There’s not a pop star out there right now who draws the ire of the public quite like Justin Bieber does. He’s a detestable little mouse who thrives off being a nuisance, a professional asshole […]

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RIFF’d: 50 Cent’s ‘Animal Ambition’

When he’s not busy throwing the worst possible first pitch you could ever imagine (really, you have to see it to believe it) 50 Cent is enjoying the fruits of a multimillionaire dollar empire. Living like a […]

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Why Mariah’s Lyric Slip-Up Says a Lot About Her New Album

The trainwreck that is Mariah Carey recently made her way to the Today Show in promotion of her newest album, Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse. It’s been roughly four years since her last full […]

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