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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XXVII

A new experimental hip-hop crew chooses to televise its revolution, James Vincent McMorrow finds comfort from the bottom of a swimming pool, De La Soul dedicate an entire website to an interactive joint and more, […]

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Listing: 5 Love-laden Lyrics from Bat for Lashes’ ‘The Bride’

Despite the title, Natasha Khan’s, a.k.a Bat for Lashes, fourth studio album The Bride is not a traditional love story. The album begins with a cryptic tragedy and the crux of the narrative, a soundtrack for a yet-to-be […]

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RIFF’d: Blink-182’s ‘California’

Tom DeLonge has left Blink-182 and Alkaline Trio‘s Matt Skiba has filled the vacancy. Are you pumped? Saddened? Intrigued? Well, Blink’s new DeLonge-less record California is still pretty boilerplate pop-punk, but the change is still exciting. […]

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RIFF’d: Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘The Getaway’

Through 10 albums, 30 years, and the process of losing John Frusciante twice, RHCP has gradually morphed from at least semi-dangerous, sex-funk rap-rockers that borrowed plentifully from Faith no More to a Californicated punchline. Even Stadium Arcadium apologists […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XXIII

Blink-182 return from the back of the Best Buy bargain bin with an overhead projector presentation, Local Natives take to the concrete LA jungle streets with that same projector weapon, CHVRCHES prove they’re slowly turning into […]

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Listing: 5 Addictive Lyrics from The Kills’ ‘Ash & Ice’

The Kills’ latest record Ash & Ice is a somewhat hit-or-miss affair of stripped down, electro-blues post-punk. That said, the lyrical approach is consistent: love, lust, and all other interpersonal compulsions are told through addiction […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XXII

Beck finds his own way to YOLO, the Strokes ‘thank the internet’, that farting corpse movie with Elijah Wood gets an equally absurd music video that will shockingly warm your heart and more, in the […]

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Listing: 5 Memorable Lyrics from Beth Orton’s ‘Kidsticks’

Beth Orton‘s seventh studio album Kidsticks is a humbling trip down memory lane, a journey paved with abstract emotions. She’s using present eyes to look upon the past, which helps her set a barometer for […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XXI

Canada’s beloved The Tragically Hip plow right through a terminal brain cancer diagnosis with master scientist control of the human mind, Chvrches soundtrack a videogame franchise, Monty Python are back with another refresh on classic 60s mock-rock antics […]

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RIFF’D: Ariana Grande’s ‘Dangerous Woman’

When you think about what it means to be dangerous (at least by pop standards) several things come to mind: edgy, revolutionary, unapologetic. A person who will lay a hammer to status quo and not […]

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