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Nelly’s “Hey Porsche” is the Saddest a Joyful Song Could Possibly Make Me Feel

May 18, 2013

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Whenever I hear Flo Rida’s “Whistle,” I cringe, thinking of soccer moms in minivans, mindlessly whistling along with their preteens. Wake up moms! It’s not about a whistle. Though I felt certain that song had hit the shameless, double entendre pop rap bottom, here comes our old friend Nelly to ensure that the wordplay bar remains […]

Charli XCX and the Quest for the #songofthesummer

May 17, 2013

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Each year, when Spring begins to creep in, a couple friends and I like to speculate as to what new song has a shot of becoming the Song of the Summer. Sometimes it’s a dark horse candidate, some unlikely number we boldly believe deserves it; other times it’s a no-brainer. Around this time last year, […]

January Brings New Singles From Big-Time Artists

May 16, 2013

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Highly anticipated albums are on the horizon in this young year. Personally, I’m most looking forward to the return of my favorite New York knuckleheads Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the (hopefully) more mature sophomore release from Earl Sweatshirt and some more shiny, dancy creepiness from Sweden’s the Knife. But already, in just the first half of […]

Solange Expands on Her Rich New Sound With ‘True’

May 16, 2013

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I wouldn’t be accomplishing much if I made this piece a comparison between Solange and her big sis. I’ll say just this to get it out of the way: Solange’s music career has undoubtedly benefited from being the younger Knowles. But with the release of True, her fantastic new EP, she’s making a case for her […]

Cody Chesnutt Makes an Adult Record

May 16, 2013

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Ten years ago, Cody Chesnutt dropped his ambitious double album The Headphone Masterpiece in our collective lap, treating us to 36 lo-fi imaginings of wildly varying quality. Among its finest are its most difficult: the cocky “Look Good In Leather,” the obnoxious “Boylife in America” and biggest hit (once it was recorded by the Roots) “The Seed,” […]