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Fleet Foxes End Bitter Argument Over Arcane Album Lore, Reunite

To the delight of a patient fanbase, Robin Pecknold ended his six-year hiatus after concluding studies at NYU, as well as a longstanding feud with the band and its hotly debated mythology. The announcement was made on the band’s website, accompanied by a new song and an apology from guitarist Christian Wargo: ‘We are ecstatic […]

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We Breached the Zeitgeist and Disappeared

The principle of ‘top billing’ has melded into many shapes throughout music history. The ancestor of so many descendingly fonted -palooza posters is, of course, the marquee hung letter by letter in front of bright white lights, or maybe even as far back as the town crier. Regardless, the reason a band gets the cultural […]

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The Cultural Space Occupied By Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey seems to be an artist whose music provokes overly long dissections like these, while being an artist who wouldn’t read them if paid. She’s our closest modern example of Led Zeppelin, in that her borrowing is explicit enough to become an entirely new art. I named my hypothetical band Ana Yell Red, […]

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Magna Carter, Holy Yeezus: A Style Comparison

Yeezus is a supremely arrogant title. In fact, for all the braggadocio in hip-hop, I’m not sure I can think of one that surpasses it. The essence of modern day rap is to tell the listener that you’re good and, in fact, quite superior to the other so-called rappers. Also, you have money and girls […]

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Ten Reasons to Listen to Fleet Foxes

Ten Reasons to Listen to Fleet Foxes

I might be violating the highest rule of this band’s likely-hipster following – that is, never encourage anyone to like the same things as you, in the interest of the preservation of the “individual” – but I love these guys too much. So let them come at me with Pitchforks. I regret that I have […]

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Got That Swagger: A Night with the Great Gambino

Got That Swagger: A Night with the Great Gambino

Behind the curtain, one Donald Glover is amped as all get out. Or, perhaps, he is staring out at the crowd with a stone-like expression, still unseen by anyone but techs and the warmup act. Truth be told, unlike the perfected stage manner of a band like the Rolling Stones, you just can’t know the […]

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Rapper Debuts in Hall of Fame

Rapper Debuts in Hall of Fame

THE HOOD, Calif. — The Hip-Hop Hall of Fame selection committee reached a unanimous vote on Wednesday to place new rapper Young Rolla in the prestigious Hall among the likes of other rap greats, such as Jay-Z and 2Pac. According to the committee, Rolla met each of the Hall’s qualifications – consistency, legacy, cultural impact, […]

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All Broke, Lonely Clubgoers Do Is Win, Win, Win No Matter What

All Broke, Lonely Clubgoers Do Is Win, Win, Win No Matter What

DENVER, Colo. — Despite having zero financial stability or valuable emotional attachment, at least 220 young men and women at Bombs Away, a Denver-based pirate-themed bar, expressed a complete certitude in having a winning lifestyle for the duration of DJ Khaled’s hit song, “All I Do Is Win”. “Every time I step up in the […]

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