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Co-written by Tobias Jesso Jr. and Adele, the track’s original intent was for placement on the latter’s third album. “Alive” was given to Sia then to Rihanna, then to Sia once again. What does all of this credit trading leave the listeners? To be frank, not all that much.

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Disclosure knows what works for them — a radio-friendly combination of rolling house beats and soulful vocals.

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In mid-late Fall 2014, my good friend Zach introduced the rap-loving faction of my friend group to Fetty Wap, who had a song that’d been getting airplay in the tristate area.

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What’s that on the bottom of your club heels? Glitter and infinity.

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The diamond emoji found its way into every phone’s “recently used” section on Sunday night, when Drake and Future dropped their collaborative mixtape, What A Time To Be Alive.

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This is Ryan Adams, recently divorced and newly heartbroken, who wants to shed some teardrops on his guitar and reach out to Taylor Swift for inspiration as so many of us do.

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More so than any of his other projects, GO:OD AM is Mac’s strongest claim that maybe we should start taking him seriously.

The human experience has always guaranteed a certainty of sadness and conflict. There is no good without bad, no best times of your life without the worst.

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Allen Stone is shaping his own sound among artists like Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye with unique stylistic techniques and lyrics reflection on many societal issues.

Maybe you need to listen to it after you’ve pulled an all-nighter and the sun is rising on Sunday morning or after you’ve made a new connection with someone special or after you’ve fallen out of love for the first time, but something about that record plunges into the depths of your feelings, gets you to your core and stings you in a way that’s impossible to forget.