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RIFF’d: Beck’s ‘Colors’

For his thirteenth studio album Colors, Beck leaves the abstractions behind to convey in plain English the seismic growth he’s experienced over the past two years. It’s an older, wiser Beck who is approaching life […]

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Sia Created ‘New Christmas Stories’ for New LP, ‘Everyday is Christmas’

The cover for Sia’s new Christmas album, “Everyday is Christmas’; Photo: Billboard Even though it should be illegal to be talking about Christmas in October, Sia has announced her upcoming album, Everyday is Christmas, which is […]

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GZA Gives Lecture Promoting Hip-Hop Music and Science

GZA at the University of Colorado at Boulder; Photo: Phil McKenzie/CU Independent Wu-Tang alum, the GZA recently gave a lecture at the University of Colorado, Boulder, examining the relationship between hip-hop music and science. The 51-year-old […]

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Logic Taps Latin Singer Juanes for Bilingual Version of ‘1-800-273-8255’

The cover art for Logic & Juanes’ ‘1-800-273-8255’; Photo: YouTube Rapper Logic tapped Latin singer Juanes for a bilingual version of his suicide prevention song, “1-800-273-8255.” Just as Luis Fonsi reached across from the other side […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Akrobatik

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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Listen to Unreleased Bob Dylan Song ‘Making a Liar Out of Me’

The cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979–1981’: Photo: Columbia Records An unreleased Bob Dylan song called “Making A Liar Out Of Me” will be coming out on […]

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Sarah Silverman’s ‘I Love You, America’ Takes On Political Climate

Sarah Silverman in the official video for her new song and show, ‘I Love You, America’; Photo: Hulu/YouTube In her new song “I Love You, America,” comedian Sarah Silverman laughs at and gets angry about […]

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Eminem Puts Trump on Blast in New Cypher, America Reacts

Eminem in the official video for his BET cypher dubbed ‘The Storm’; Photo: YouTube/BET Last night, during BET’s Hip-Hop Awards ceremony, Eminem debuted a scathing anti-Trump freestyle in BET’s traditional cypher series, putting the POTUS […]

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RIFF’d: Marilyn Manson’s ‘Heaven Upside Down’

After a lengthy delay, Marilyn Manson returns with his tenth studio album Heaven Upside Down. Initially the project was slated to be released on Valentine’s day, but dissatisfaction led Manson to reconsider the creative direction. […]

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St. Vincent Breaks Down the Sensual Theme of LP5, ‘Masseduction’

A still from the official video of St. Vincent’s ‘Los Ageless’; Photo: YouTube Singer-songwriter St. Vincent (a.k.a. Anne Erin Clark) is releasing her fifth album Masseduction on October 13. In a recent conversation with Pitchfork, she broke […]

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