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The Lyricist: Books on Tape

Upon splitting with his premier muse, Suze Rotolo, Bob Dylan seethed how he had “slipped to a sin of love’s false security.” It is a situation that many of us find ourselves in. Wrapped in […]

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Song Review: Gotye – “Somebody That I Used to Know” feat. Kimbra

Belgian-Australian musician Wally de Backer, aka Gotye, is the brains and voice behind the catchy pop ditty, “Somebody That I Used to Know”. The single was first released in July of 2011, is part of […]

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Song Review: Flo Rida – “Wild Ones” (feat. Sia)

The party anthem is a trickier genre than one might think – lyrically, they can’t be too complex, but they must also find a way to say “I like getting drunk” in a more interesting […]

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Song Review: Maroon 5 – “Payphone” feat. Wiz Khalifa

Does anyone remember when Maroon 5 was considered “alternative?” Well, say goodbye to your dreams of hearing something similar to classic Songs About Jane (2002). The band’s frontman, Adam Levine, confirmed to Rolling Stone earlier this […]

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Song Review: Rascal Flatts – “Banjo”

The first shotgun blast single from the Columbus, OH trio’s eighth effort Changed (April 3), in which self-production was the aim of the title, “Banjo” was actually written by longtime country heel-stomp generators Neil Thrasher […]

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Song Review: Japandroids – “The House That Heaven Built”

Audiophiles who bought a vinyl copy of Japandroids‘ debut album Post-Nothing also received something resembling a business card, reading: “Supporting Japandroids gets you into heaven.” The bold and playful thank you perfectly reflected their music: […]

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Song Review: Odd Future – “Oldie”

I hate Odd Future. I also reluctantly love Odd Future. Sometimes. But the young rappers of the LA hip-hop collective thrive on just that reaction. On the one hand, the group puts out near genius […]

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Song Review: Best Coast – “The Only Place”

  Summer 2010. The surf pop movement rip curls its way on to the music scene. Beach Fossils, Surfer Blood and Wavves are just some of the aquatic-monikers to shore break. One of the biggest […]

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Song Review: Tyga’s ‘Rack City’

I get that misogyny exists in our society. And being one with the lady parts, I am very sensitive to this fact. It’s a sad reality, but I deal with and fight against it as […]

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Song Review: Drake – The Motto (feat. Lil Wayne)

“The Motto” - Drake‘s latest unsurprisingly successful single – has charted at number one on both the R&B and Rap charts and in the top 25 of the hot 100. No one doubts Drake’s status as […]

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