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ALBUM REVIEW: MIKE’s ‘Weight of the World’ is a Raw, Exceptional Eulogy for a Lost Loved One

In many ways, MIKE's music exists as an extension of himself. His words feel deeply personal, working in abstracts like love and loss, but there's...

ALBUM REVIEW: HAIM Makes a Crappy Year a Little Bit Better on ‘WIMP3’

It’s hard to imagine anyone looking back at 2020 as anything other than a drag of a year. Among the few bright spots of this...

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘RTJ4’

There's something to be said about the way Run the Jewels balance subversion with consistency. The entire premise of the collaboration between Jaime "El-P" Meline...

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Sailor Poon’s First Album’ is Here to Sit on Your Face

I first stumbled onto Austin band Sailor Poon via a track named "Leather Daddy," featuring a shout-along chorus that goes: “Eat me out / Buy...

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Love Will Tear Us Apart: Joy Division’s ‘Closer’ at 40

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Joy Division’s second and final studio album, Closer. Recorded just a year after their previous album, the acclaimed and...

YOU GOTTA HEAR THIS: Chubby and The Gang

Every once in a while the magic happens. It only takes a few seconds, and you’re hooked. Like seriously hooked. That’s what happened when I...

THE CORNER CLUB: Gil and Jorge

The premise is so absurdly simple that it might read like a bad joke. Two Brazilian musicians walk into a studio, with nothing but their...

Quarantine Diaries: Time Traveling with Melody Fields

The Sixties. The decade when all good music was made. The greatest albums of all time. Except that’s not true, is it? Arguably, what we mean when we...

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ALBUM REVIEW: MIKE’s ‘Weight of the World’ is a Raw, Exceptional Eulogy for a Lost Loved One

In many ways, MIKE's music exists as an extension of himself. His words feel deeply personal, working in abstracts like love and loss, but there's also an inescapable sense of ephemerality permeating the sonic environment they inhabit. These are songs filled with memories, experiences, and...

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Treats for your Eyes 'And' Your Ears

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