Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 5:44pm
The late Mac Miller

I always wanted to be Mac Miller.

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 5:03pm
"Earth, Wind, and Fire"

Fall is here, in some form, and it is good.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 4:07pm

Why does the soft glow of neon make you feel wistful? What about a crackling record or a Coca-Cola jingle evokes such strong feelings when placed in the right context? Why can a computer glitch feel gut-wrenching?

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 4:25pm

In a way, it is the perfect embodiment of modern music in general.

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 3:44pm
The Kooks

From 20-something rockers to fathers and husbands, the years since their debut have affected The Kooks’s members, so why wouldn’t they affect their sound, too?

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 3:40pm

The piece is gorgeous, a simple composition tinged with complex implications of sadness and confusion.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 5:59pm
Michelle Obama comforts Kanye in "Feels Like Summer"

Donald Glover, better known musically by his pseudonym, Childish Gambino, has existed alone on an island in the corner of the hip-hop world since his first mixtape, Camp. Technically speaking, he isn’t tied to any of the rap conglomerates of his peers, like Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music Label or Drake’s OVO Sound Label. What’s more, his prominence can’t really be credited to anyone but himself, something that cannot be said for artists like Chance the Rapper and Travis Scott, who received endorsements from already established acts during their come-ups.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 5:56pm
Why is Ben Gibbard so sad?

To expect them to continue putting out the same music that they were putting out back then is to expect the band to refrain from any sort of musical growth — a band that lacks growth lacks maturity and artistry.

Monday, September 3, 2018 - 2:47pm
Mac Miller

'Swimming' is lonesome (but not lonely) and reflective — a world-weary expression of self-acceptance.