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SONGLYRICS Presents: Lyricist of the Year – D’Angelo

As a late-comer to 2014, picking D’Angelo for an accolade like “Lyricist of the Year” might appear trendy, but with a close examination of Black Messiah it’s hard to make a case against it. He’s […]

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SONGLYRICS Presents: The Top 10 Albums of 2014

Here we are again, completely circling around the sun, the same as it ever was like a man named Byrne once said. And perhaps you may tell yourself, these are not your beautiful lyric choices. These […]

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SONGLYRICS Presents: The Top 50 Lyrics of 2014

50 always seems like an arbitrary barometer for these year-end lists. Like the democratic contest host always says, ‘we would like to include them all’, but these here words are weapons people, and a cast […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume LI

Ne-Yo, not surprisingly, shrouds a beautiful woman in a bikini with his awful attempts at game, the swollen anthemic rock of Ireland’s Kodaline turn a fidelity track into a made-for-TV PSA on corporate honesty, and a duo […]

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Streetside: Alt-J Live from the Artist’s Den; December 11

Alt-J is the newest truly exceptional gift from the UK. Their debut album An Awesome Wave has been running through myriad veins since 2012, while their sophomore album This is All Yours dropped in September of this […]

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RIFF’d: Nicki Minaj’s ‘The Pinkprint’

Nicki Minaj‘s third studio album The Pinkprint is supposed to be a departure from her pop friendly persona, a chance to reacquaint herself with her modest roots, which means heavier on the grime and grit. The approach […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume L

Nick Lowe contemplates the value of a dollar on Christmas while snowmen defy the point of melting, B-52′s icon Kate Pierson somehow got Fred Armisen to wear the most bedazzled set of kitchen gloves and […]

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RIFF’d: Ghostface Killah’s ’36 Seasons’

Ghostface Killah‘s 11th studio album 36 Seasons couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. A Better Tomorrow was a disaster and Wu fans desperately needed a reason to believe again. For Ghostface – the first […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XLIX

Drunk big country no apology bros, dad-talk graffiti soldiers, Lana Del Rey in lipstick font form and more as another crop of lyric video contenders vie for your time on the intranets. Meanwhile, doe-eyed humans […]

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RIFF’d: Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘A Better Tomorrow’

Wu-Tang is lovable by default. Their place in rap lore is so ingrained in the pop psyche that you don’t actually have to know a whole lot about them to be a fan. They’ve transcended, […]

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