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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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Our highly analytical breakdown of the most likely Song Of The Summer finalist for 2016

What’s Going to be The Song Of The Summer 2016?

June 13, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

A few weeks ago as I sat my desk, hunched over my computer, a young child came up to me and exclaimed,“April showers bring May flowers!”

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After listening to both Lemonade and Views at least 1.5 times, I came to a pretty obvious conclusion: Drake is a better feminist than Beyonce.

Hot Takes In Your Area: Drake Is A Better Feminist Than Beyonce

May 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Lots of women like to claim to be feminists, but it can be tough to separate the true feminists from the imposters. That’s why it’s important to have people like me acting as the final judge on who really counts as a feminist.

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Kanye West's album release rollout for The Life of Pablo is a goddamn mess right now. So why isn't the media saying anything about it?

Kanye West Is A Goddamn Unholy Mess Right Now

February 15, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

You wanna know how I know Kanye is wrong when he says the media treats him unfairly? They are not killing him at the moment.

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The National Podcast episode 2

The National Podcast, Episode 2: The Super Bowl, Kanye West, and 2016 Presidential Election get down

February 12, 2016 / by , / 0 Comment

The National Podcast rumbles ahead with our second installment, a bacchanal of Super Bowl, Beyonce, Kanye, and political coverage! You can subscribe to the show on iTunes or Stitcher, and/or stream it on SoundCloud as well.

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Our guide to the gambling bacchanal of the Super Bowl, complete with every prop bet you'll ever need.

The only Super Bowl betting guide you’ll ever need

February 06, 2016 / by , , / 1 Comment

Super Bowl 50 is almost here, which means that along with a veritable bacchanal of media frenzy, ritualistic violence, and Phil Simms crimes against the English language, we also get to gamble on just about every aspect of the game.

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Determining the most likely candidates to be this year's Song of the Summer

What’s Going to be the Song of the Summer?

June 06, 2015 / by / 8 Comments

Each year in late Spring, the murmurs begin. “Is this it?” the people ask cautiously, afraid to be heard but too excited not to speak. “It just may be,” others respond, nervously looking side to side.

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Is Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” an allegory for the U.S. – China climate pact?

December 06, 2014 / by / 4 Comments

Taylor Swift is having a moment. If you’ve been anywhere near an electronic device in the last month, this is no news to you. Her album 1989 debuted to critical success she’s never seen before and commercial success no one’s seen since Britney’s heyday.

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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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