Music

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In a year full of reckonings — racial, political and ecological, among others — we are all asking ourselves questions that haven’t been posed before.

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Whether it be under The Microphones or Mount Eerie, everything in Phil Elverum’s discography exists in such a way that it feels ridiculous to try to assume any interpretation.

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If you’ve waded through enough Spotify indie music radios, you may have heard of Samia.

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When Taylor Swift officially left country music in 2014, it wasn’t long before fans and critics alike were searching for “the next Taylor.” But whether she was tall and blonde with crossover appeal (like Kelsea Ballerini) or had songwriting chops and spunk (like duo Maddie & Tae),

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In between the transition of tracks one and two, I fire off three successive texts: 

“Holy f#$%ing sh$t.

Nothing has ever wreaked havoc on my soul like this single track has done.

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Phoebe Bridgers, Punisher

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Before her debut, Rina Sawayama was the kind of low-key singer you’d come across on Spotify and think, Holy shit, she is going to have a career. Her first EP, RINA, remains one of the best musical projects of 2017.

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The Strokes are a transportive band, not just in the tongue-in-cheek nostalgia of their stylistic references, but in the way their music can fixate you in memories.

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Given the current circumstances, the future for small music scenes like hardcore is uncertain. Gigs can’t be played and bands can’t be paid, so what are bands to do?

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Three weeks ago, the Internet collectively rejected a pitchy celebrity cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” Spearheaded by actor Gal Gadot, the star-studded clip