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RIFF’d: Brian Wilson’s ‘No Pier Pressure’

The malpractice of a corrupt psychiatrist, neuro-degenerative disorders, mental breakdowns, and the behemoth bludgeon of fame couldn’t keep Brian Wilson down forever. His 11th solo album No Pier Pressure (because no one’s too good for bad puns) still […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XIV

Aside from Nicki Minaj‘s shallow attempt at a club night anthem, Week 14 of the year’s best lyric vids is a tour de force of novel and keep-it-simple ideas, from Beck‘s rural Golden State homage […]

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RIFF’d: Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside: An Album By Earl Sweatshirt’

The title of Earl Sweatshirt’s third studio album I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside: An Album By Earl Sweatshirt will tell you everything you need to know. The reclusive lyricist who is arguably the most […]

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Listing: Death Grips’ Nihilistic, Suicidal ‘Swan Song’ ‘Jenny Death’

Every weirdo, 4chan user, and experimental music fan just had Christmas come early. Or, ridiculously late, if you count the original wait. Jenny Death, the second half of Death Grips‘ supposed final act, The Powers That […]

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RIFF’d: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

When following up a classic it’s important to be realistic with your expectations. To duplicate or follow the original blueprint would be unfair to both the artist (who should look to grow at every turn) […]

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RIFF’d: Modest Mouse’s ‘Strangers to Ourselves’

Eight years after their last album, and over a decade since their mainstream heyday, Modest Mouse have returned. Between life happening and their continual revolving-door of personnel, they’d be forgiven for not having too much […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XI

Muse channel some Pink Floyd The Wall dystopia with a military issue font, Best Coast bares some little love angel ass with some karaoke vibes and Snoopzilla pays hieroglyphic homage to a timeless fruit-sex innuendo, in week 11 of the year’s […]

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Op-Ed: Why Pussy Riot Still Matter

It seems like it was just yesterday that Nadezhda Tolokonnikova was protesting “Putin’s Kafka-esque machine” with her fellow Pussy Riot grrl crew from behind the bars of a Moscow prison, refusing to eat. When the collective […]

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RIFF’d: Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’

Madonna’s 30+ year career has come under much scrutiny, but some of that can be explained by sexism and puritanical sex-negativism. However, the large chunk that remains revolves around her exploitation (and, of course, white-washing) […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume X

Rick Springfield trades his wish for “Jessie’s Girl” for a Seussian comedy of tour de force fish wishes, some Texas rawwkers have a message for Marilyn Manson, Jordin Sparks takes on the hoe hashtag and more, in week 10 […]

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