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Death Cab for Cutie bids longtime guitarist farewell with dreamy 'Kintsugi'

23 minutes ago

Atlantic Records

BY REGAN DETWILER

Death Cab for Cutie’s latest release and eighth studio album, Kintsugi, is quite simply a solid album

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Sufjan Stevens's 'Carrie & Lowell' richens the genre of folk grooves

Asthmatic Kitty

BY MELINA GLUSAC

Simplistic folk takes the front seat — there’s no tinkering with genres, electronics, tempos or keys here. It’s just a man and his guitar — against the world, like Elliott Smith or Bob Dylan? Not quite, though the album has hints of both of these gents.

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What makes the perfect dance song?

4 hours ago

BY CARLY SNIDER

Do your thing, you dancing fool.

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What Zayn's departure means for the direction of 1D

Columbia

BY GIBSON JOHNS

Boy bands aren’t supposed to last forever. We all know that. At a certain point in their unrelenting reigns over pop music, the hysteria dies down, the boys become men, the fans’ interest wanes, their sound evolves and, eventually, a band member decides that they’re over it.

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Music Video Review: Religious motifs abound in Florence and the Machine's 'St. Jude'

Island Records

BY KENNETH SELANDER

The music video for Florence and the Machine’s “St Jude” off of How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful is simply a perfect match to the slow, mourning sounds of the record.

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Adam Theisen: Common, Kendrick and why hip hop is today's most important genre

BY ADAM THEISEN

When people I know say they don’t like rap music, the first artist I usually play for them is Common.

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Mac DeMarco is my dad

BY ANDREW MCCLURE

Mac DeMarco is my dad because he is. Because he’s 24 and I’m not so that makes sense. Because he has a gap in his front teeth and I had braces before. Actually he can stick a cig into the space and I’ve done that with my upper and lower lip when I’m drunk. Mac is my dad because my last name is McClure and those two are too similar for him not to be.

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