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It’s no secret that rap is becoming increasingly corporate, but there’s a difference between advertising and using multiple avenues for artistic expression.

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A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out is kind of campy and plays on the narrative structure of the tracks — each tells a story with a specific tone.

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This week, Daily Music Writers are looking back on the first albums they ever loved. Today, Melina Glusac remembers Regina Spektor’s Begin to Hope.

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I wish I could tell you that my actual first favorite was something from Green Day or Led Zeppelin or The Temptations – anything other than an album by the sweetheart of country pop – but I can’t.

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This week, Daily Music Writers are looking back on the first albums they ever loved. Today, Regan Detwiler and Rachel Kerr remember The Killers' Hot Fuss.

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While Metamorphosis may not be the coolest first favorite album, it certainly made an impact on an impressionable young Catherine. From singing alone in my room to dancing with thousands, Hilary helped me grow up even when I didn’t know how.

At times the violin’s lines were latin inspired, at others they were folk-derived and, in some songs, they sounded like a hair metal guitar solo.

As universal as so many of Chance’s sentiments are, I’m still a little jealous that he’s not from my hometown.

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The EL VY project is about this kind of art: a collection of odd expressions and interpretations that rest in genuine feeling or experience. Originality saves the music industry, and EL VY, from where it falters.

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Hello, friends. It’s me, Adam. I know we haven’t talked in a while, and yes, I read your texts. Yes, I know I had the read receipts on. Yes, I know I was tweeting at Justin Bieber instead of answering your voicemails. But that’s all in the past now, and I need to talk to you about “Hotline Bling.”