Music

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Vans: the quintessential skater shoe, and a co-opted staple of “alt” kids for the last few decades. When one thinks of Vans they’re likely to think of the angry kid in high school who listened to too much A Day to Remember and Man Overboard.

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The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world his contributions to R&B outweighed the numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

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Like many things Twenty One Pilots, the video beckons analysis, and it is certainly interesting to trace its development from a mysterious journey into a blissful, rewarding triumph, and then finally the dark ending note on which it lands.

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His direct and literal lyrical style works to his benefit here — it feels genuine in a song that challenges the authenticity of beef in hip hop today.

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Even though every Toro y Moi project has upheld its promise to be vastly different than the one that came before it, Outer Peace contains the most drastic stylistic shift: gone are the wandering ambient contemplations, the at-times nebulous production, the lo-fi quality.

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The second night of the 42nd Ann Arbor Folk Festival at The Ark, a local music club dedicated to good music and good times, was nothing short of magical.

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Rogers creates a space that explores humanity as macro but also micro, exhilarating yet messy and rapidly changing while also showing continuity.

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Because then and there, in Carlile’s performance, was the crux of what the night felt like it had really been about all along: The embrace of different people, different folk, the risks of love and the giddiness of hope and the hard, breaking feeling of something loved gone.

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While “All I Want” is enjoyable, it lacks that same gravity that we know Broken Social Scene is capable of producing.

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The song inspires the same kind of images that are reminiscent of Mad Max’s apocalyptic wasteland — as hostile and wretched as Fury Road itself.