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RIFF’D: Charles Bradley’s ‘Changes’

Charles Bradley is an old soul trying to navigate his way through a new unforgiving landscape. Ten years ago he might have been shunned, but thanks to Daptone and its work with Sharon Jones and Lee Fields […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XII

A trio of that talents amidst that crafty style of Lyric Vid that marries shitty ideology with an arty video narrative carries the major weight this week in Best Vids. Hint: one of them doesn’t […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume X

Matt Berninger keeps the El Vy train rolling with a warehousian interrogation creeper, Ben Harper breaks out the polaroids to chase a love story, Ra Ra Riot manage to resist the desire to use a […]

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RIFF’D: Polica’s ‘United Crushers’

Polica‘s third studio album United Crushers has the Minneapolis-based band exploring a multitude of perspectives. Channy Leaneagh has said that this was her opportunity, inspired by the birth of her second child, to step outside herself and […]

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RIFF’d: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made’

Macklemore really got ahead on this one, calling this album The Unruly Mess I’ve Made before critics inevitably did. It’s the epitome of a sophomore record from arguably the most sophomore artist on the planet […]

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Rhyme nor Reason: Kanye West

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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RIFF’D: Kanye West’s ‘The Life of Pablo’

Kanye West‘s seventh studio album The Life of Pablo is exactly what the world was expecting, an overblown spectacle that is at best substandard. All the events leading up to the release reflected that his […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume VI

A Parisian electropop upstart unzips her blouse, B.o.B. reveals his remedial grammar skills, Thao of the Get Down Stay Down crew reminds the world of our mortality and more, in the sixth week of the […]

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RIFF’d: Bloc Party’s ‘Hymns’

Both Hymns and Bloc Party’s last previous album Four came after four particularly long years of waiting. Realistically, every track that has grown to represent them as a band and really cut through to fans came […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume IV

The legacy of Sam Cooke‘s “A Change is Gonna Come” continues, Mike Huckabee gives us yet another example of how distasteful republicans can be with popular song, José González raises the bar on full-album lyric video mosaics […]

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