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RIFF’d: UNKLE’s ‘The Road Part 1’

UNKLE‘s fifth studio album The Road: Part 1 is an intriguing examination of self, a transformative album that chronicles songwriter James Lavelle’s fall and subsequent rise. The journey is introspective and deep, full of dark […]

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RIFF’d: Lana Del Rey’s ‘Lust for Life’

Lana Del Rey‘s fifth studio album Lust For Life is the sound of a budding songstress taking full flight. She’s enjoying the fruits of her labor while still growing as an individual, and relishing every […]

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RIFF’d: Haim’s ‘Something to Tell You’

Haim‘s sophomore album Something to Tell You is a revealing examination of broken relationships; the various ups and downs, the turbulent emotions and the looming sense of regret. Haim looks closely at this conundrum while […]

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RIFF’d: Katy Perry’s ‘Witness’

Katy Perry‘s Witness is a feeble and altogether pathetic attempt at reinvention. She’s pining to be the next Madonna, but instead of tapping into that special space that makes each artist unique she adopts the familiar […]

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RIFF’d: Alt-J’s ‘Relaxer’

Alt-J‘s third studio album Relaxer is a snapshot of the trio’s determined march towards creative liberation. With just eight songs on the docket there is little room for error, and the lack of options stifle […]

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RIFF’d: Perfume Genius’ ‘No Shape’

Perfume Genius‘ fourth studio album No Shape represents a bold move forward. Mike Hadreas takes listeners down a path of self-discovery; courageously opening his inner sanctum for the sake of honest art. He openly discusses his […]

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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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Data Shows That of All the Major Genres Rap Music Mentions Drugs the Least

A crop of a one of myriad visual representations of the addictions.com drug-genre study; Photo: addictions.com For many, rap music and drugs are synonymous; Devin the Dude, Snoop Dogg and Cypress Hill among many others […]

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George Harrison’s Widow Gifts Handwritten Lyrics ‘Hey Ringo’ to Namesake Ringo Starr

A crop of the cover for the extended edition of Harrison’s autobiography, ‘I Me Mine’; Photo: Genesis Publications George Harrison flew under the radar as the “quiet one” of the four during his time in […]

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Morrissey Just Started Selling ‘Black is How I Feel on the Inside’ T-Shirts

Morrissey’s latest merch hawk brandishing a Smiths lyric aside an image of civil rights activist James Baldwin; Photo: True-to-You.net (left)/Wendy Redfern (right) The former The Smiths singer Morrissey has played on the edge of lovably […]

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