Music

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.

Hop Along

The band’s greatest strength is inarguably the quality of each individual who brings these songs to life.

Mac Miller

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

Young Thug

The mixtape is bogged down by unoriginal features, outdated beats and a lack of thematic focus.

Travis Scott

You reach above your head and pull the lap bar down tightly over your thighs, which have morphed into the concave shape of the hard seat that took some getting used to. Per usual, a park employee comes around to test your work by jostling the lap bar. Tight enough, she decides.

Jade Bird

In the cover art for her new single, “Uh Huh,” Jade Bird stares away from the camera and into the distance, her face spreading into a neon blur of color. It’s attention-catching and vibrant, but the cover is nothing compared to the song itself.

Robyn

Oh Robyn, how we have missed you.

Dave Depper

As an experienced solo artist and newly inducted full-time member of the legendary Pacific Northwest rock group Death Cab For Cutie, Dave Depper has had quite the share of experiences in his musical career.

Lollapalooza

Given the constant turbulence in Detroit, I’ve always considered Chicago as the closest city to Ann Arbor, and the capital of the Midwest. Rather than venture east down I-94, my family always opted to go west a few extra hundred miles.