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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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Auctions Are a Losing Game: Winehouse Fam Block Lyric Sale

A handwritten lyric relic of one Amy Winehouse‘s most endearing Back to Black ballads, “Love is a Losing Game,” written to her then husband Blake Fielder-Civil while he was in prison, signed “Amy [heart sign]‘s Blake,” […]

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RIFF’d: Sisyphus’ ‘Sisyphus’

Inspired by the work of multimedia artist Jim Hodges, Sisyphus‘ newest album is more than just a musical collaboration. It’s a cross section of art, music and poetry. Their EP (Beak & Claw) was the […]

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RIFF’d: Aloe Blacc’s ‘Lift Your Spirit’

The past few years have been big for Aloe Blacc. He’s gone from a relatively obscure player in R&B to being a star on the rise with his music being heard by millions. It’s been […]

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Listing: 5 Lyrics that Toe the Passé ‘Heartfelt’ Line on Katy B’s ‘Little Red’

Already a name in her native UK, Katy B sophomore album release was dubbed “sophisticated dance music with heart” by her fellow Brits, making more of us Stateside take notice. It’s easy to see why – […]

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RIFF’d: James Vincent McMorrow’s ‘Post Tropical’

James Vincent McMorrow has the voice of an angel – and I don’t bandy that descriptor around lightly. His falsetto dips smoothly into the R&B register, and it’s impossible to dislike. By his own accord, […]

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RIFF’d: Beyonce’s ‘Beyonce’

Following a string of corporate tie-in songs that failed to connect with anyone save Pepsi and H&M executives, numerous rumors that she had scrapped over 50 songs in order to start afresh and a mammoth world […]

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RIFF’d: R. Kelly’s ‘Black Panties’

R. Kelly has had quite the resurgence over the past few years. Having rebounded from one controversy to the next – from child pornography allegations and assault charges to a near career ending surgery – […]

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Listing: Blood Orange’s ‘Cupid Deluxe’ in 5 Strokes of Urban Love

The chameleon muscle that is Devonté Hynes’ trajectory from freewheelin’ punkist (Test Icicles) to anti-folk humorist (Lightspeed Champion) to en vogue producer (Solange, Sky Ferreira), can make project Blood Orange seem like just another phase in the […]

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Listing: AlunaGeorge’s ‘Body Music’ in 5 Warped-Hearted Lyrics

Formed from the ashes of math-rock outfit Colour and experimental electronica collective My Toys Like Me, London duo AlunaGeorge have been the darlings of the blogosphere ever since they unveiled their pitch-shifted electro R&B sound […]

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