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The Best Albums of 2016 (so far)

July 05, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Hard as it may be to believe, 2016 is already more than halfway over. And despite what the Trump campaign or British xenophobia may have you believe, it hasn’t all been terrible this year either, at least not music-wise.

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A triumph of both lyrically tenderness and lo-fi intensity, Puberty 2 has overtaken Kanye West’s ever-evolving The Life of Pablo as the best album of the year.

500 words on Why Mitski’s Puberty 2 is my favorite Album of 2016

June 17, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

I’m an easy person to please. I like my rock n’ roll sad and about love. The more times someone sings “cry” the better. I have the album cover of Sea Change on my bedroom wall for crying out loud.

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Ranking the top 15 greatest Christmas albums of all time

The 15 Straight Up Greatest Christmas Albums of All Time

December 15, 2015 / by / 2 Comments

Christmas comes but once a year, yet somehow we as a society allow Christmas music to play ad nauseam for nearly 10% of the calendar year.

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Adele's album '25' has sold more albums in a week than any other artist ever (probably)

Holy shitsnacks, Adele’s ’25’ has sold a buttload of albums

December 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The numbers are in, and it turns out that Adele has sold so, so, so many albums over the last week. Like, 3.38 million albums.

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Adele's new single "Hello" is the same old same old, which is apparently what a lot of people want to hear.

Review: Adele’s like “Hey, what’s up? Hello.”

November 04, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

#1 Review in America is our regular recap of what’s happening at the top of the charts. This week we’re checkin in on Adele, who’s single “Hello” officially debuted at #1 last Tuesday. 

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We did a power hour while listening to one minute of the top 60 songs of 2009.

2009 in Music: A Power Hour Review

November 29, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Each week for the next 10 weeks, we will be doing a power hour while listening to one minute of the top 60 songs of the each of the last ten years. Don’t ask us why, it just felt like it was really important that we do this. Next up: 2009.

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Beyonce, Rihanna, Gwen Stefani, and Soulja Boy, oh my. We did a power hour while listening to one minute of the top 60 songs of 2007.

2007 in Music: A Power Hour Review

October 29, 2014 / by / 19 Comments

Each week for the next 10 weeks, we will be doing a power hour while listening to one minute of the top 60 songs of the each of the last ten years. Don’t ask us why, it just felt like it was really important that we do this. Next up: 2007.

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Review of Taylor Swift's pop album 1989

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’; or, Here’s What Happened When I Bought Taylor Swift’s New Album on CD

October 28, 2014 / by / 32 Comments

When Taylor Swift’s self-titled debut album appeared on the scene in 2006, I was too busy ripping Stadium Arcadium from LimeWire and straightening my bangs to pay much attention to the country princess from Nashville.

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A mid-year report of the albums released in 2014 so far

The 35 best albums of the year (so far)

July 22, 2014 / by / 56 Comments

2014 has been an intriguing year for music so far. From Iggy Azalea’s Thinkpiece bait LP to the apparent instatement of an industry-wide mandate that every rap album feature at least one Kendrick Lamar verse, we’ve witnessed some major developments and awesome albums so far. Here are the 35 best albums released in 2014 so far:

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Why is Lana Del Rey so fascinating yet so boring?

#1 Review in America: Lana Del Rey’s “Ultraviolence”

July 02, 2014 / by / 15 Comments

Each week we make Stephen listen to the #1 album in America. This week, Stephen listens to Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence.

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