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Frank Ocean

I have a confession to make. I did not like Blonde on my first listen. In a word, it was cold; compared to Channel Orange’s vibrant neo-soul soundtrack for an endless summer, Blonde was the bitter wind whipping across a snow-blanketed landscape.

A young Ezra

When I was just starting middle school, I thought Garrett Conners was the coolest person I had ever met in my entire life. Even though he was three years older than me, my friend Jared and I wanted to be just like him.

Spice Girls

There is a piece of everyone’s childhood that is monumental, something that shapes the way one thinks or acts. Immediately, I think of music –– even more so, I think of women in music. I think of “Jumpin’, Jumpin’” and “...

Death Grips in 2012

It’s an easy question for most people: “Where are you from?” They answer with a quick reference to their nearest metropolitan center. New York. Seattle. St. Louis. I have a little more difficulty responding.

Lorde is our savior

‘From Me to You’ is a new series for No Filter that features multiple writers’s interpretations of a single piece of art and the memories they attach to it.

Shima Sadaghiyani

'Moonrise Kingdom'

Aries

Outkast album

The best place to start with Outkast isn’t their music. It’s their album covers.

From the music video of "Despacito'

Like so many significant milestones, it all began with the Justin Bieber remix of “Despacito.”

Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush perform as Sugarland

“Still the Same” proves things are just that and the time off hasn’t hindered the pair’s musical chemistry.

It’s Valentimes! The time around Valentine’s Day. One of the best times of the year for the color combination of pink and red, hands down. As a Libra, I obviously love Valentimes, and I know that many people feel differently.