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Musicologist Claims to Have Made the Happiest Christmas Song Ever

A performance of the ‘happiest Christmas song in the world’ at UK shopping centre, Intu; Photo: YouTube/Intu Dr. Joe Bennett, a Boston Conservatory musicologist has announced that he has created the happiest Christmas song in the […]

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RIFF’d: T-Pain’s ‘OBLiViON’

After a six-year hiatus, T-Pain returns with his much anticipated fifth album Oblivion; a project that affirms what the pop world has known all along: that he’s a bona fide hit maker. Known by many as […]

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RIFF’d: Ty Dolla $ign’s ‘Beach House 3’

Ty Dolla $ign‘s second studio album Beach House 3 is a flat reminder that all that glitters is not gold. The album is a veritable party bus, featuring a cavalry of powerhouse artists like Future, […]

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RIFF’d: TLC’s ‘TLC’

TLC‘s self-titled album is an adamant affirmation of core values; ones that have solidified them as iconoclasts and locks for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Comebacks of this nature are always sketchy as […]

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Rhyme nor Reason: Lil Yachty

Introducing ‘Rhyme nor Reason’ – a SONGLYRICS’ look at lyricists that make us want to jam a pencil in our brain. Or as a man named Shakespeare once wrote: ‘Was there ever any man thus beaten out […]

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RIFF’d: Gorillaz’ ‘Humanz’

The Gorillaz‘ long awaited album Humanz is a smorgasbord of sizzling emotions, provocative questions and hopeful ideals. On one hand you have songs that openly challenge political authorities and on the other you have abstract mysteries that […]

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RIFF’d: Mr. Mitch’s ‘Devout’

Mr. Mitch‘s Devout is precisely what the title suggests, a revelatory project that encapsulates his core values. He closely analyzes love, family and fatherhood; embracing the many challenges that have come with unwavering dedication. For the […]

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RIFF’d: Jamiroquai’s ‘Automaton’

After a seven-year hiatus Jamiroquai is back, but instead of bringing something fresh to the table he’s serving up bland, featureless emotions; like an egg, smooth but with no distinguishable characteristics. As one of the most […]

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RIFF’d: Bell Biv DeVoe’s ‘Three Stripes’

After 16 long years Bell Biv DeVoe make a not-so-triumphant return with a new studio album Three Stripes. It comes at the heels of a lauded BET profile of New Edition, which in the end […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Anthony Hamilton

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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