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RIFF’d: Lily Allen’s ‘Sheezus’

Before delving into why Lily Allen’s newest album Sheezus is her worst effort yet it’s important to understand first her demographic, which lands somewhere between 12-25 – the age range in which an identity crisis […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XVIII

Macca‘s lyric people, Robyn and Royksopp‘s kaleidoscope ex-banger – literally and figuratively - Ariana Grande‘s seductive shadow problems and more in Week 17 of lyrics’ ongoing reach to dazzle both your eyeballs and your ears. People, lyric […]

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RIFF’d: Pixies’ ‘Indie Cindy’

Indie Cindy, the Pixies’ first record since 1991 was recorded in 2012, and released as a series of teaser EPs throughout 2013 and 2014. As such, while their latest is officially being released this Tuesday, it’s […]

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Rhyme nor Reason: Avril Lavigne

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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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XVII

From graphic novel, smoking-gun lyric brilliance to DIY cubist animations, here we are in world with seven billion free will minds, seeing lyric videos continue to evolve into the best damn thing to happen to […]

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RIFF’d: Future’s ‘Honest’

Future’s sophomore album Honest is exactly what the title implies, a forthcoming and open look at one of raps most celebrated stars. Within its lavishly decorated walls are portraits that depict his soul down to the […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XVI

Sebastian Bach‘s got no apologies for y’all, none, in the comic book version of what his life has apparently become, while Charli XCX has paired with bubble letters and disco lights to explode your heart muscle […]

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RIFF’d: The Afghan Whigs’ ‘Do to the Beast’

There’s something peculiar about the time-frame of 16 years lately, in terms of the recent reunion albums and tours. First Soundgarden’s King Animal comes out 16 years after Down on the Upside, and then Neutral […]

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RIFF’d: The Faint’s ‘Doom Abuse’

The Faint are probably best known as “that band that Conor Oberst was in briefly once upon a time.” Their second claim to fame is as average participants in indie-dance’s time shared in the spotlight […]

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Streetside: ‘Oh Comely’, Dear Neutral Milk Hotel, Back to Seattle’s Neptune Theater; April 4

In 2012, Jeff Mangum visited Seattle’s The Moore Theater for two nights, the first of which – as was the case at dates across the country – sold out almost instantaneously. It marked the first […]

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