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What the fuck is pop music? More than any other year, 2015 forced us to grapple with what we mean by the term. Do we mean the word's historical roots in "popular," as one radio DJ helpfully mansplained to me on the phone a couple weeks ago? Do we mean the way these songs sound--big, glittery, sharp, packed with the youthful approximations of exultation and wonder? Or do we mean celebrities superpowers, artists whose...
As a unifying element for a year-end list, “experimental” is pretty shifty. After all, artists from every genre test boundaries and explore new sounds, from pop to rock to noise to electronic, pushing those easily understood concepts into shit we can’t quite comprehend yet. Entries among the 20 albums below incorporate all of those things, but break past them, too. This was an unusually fine year for unusual music. 20. Zs - Xe It’s pretty insane...
Incongruence. That was the only word I could think of to explain my apathy. I was 22 and a senior in college, speaking to a friend about—and the alcohol clouds my memory of the night—the potential for social change and the impact it could have on the personal sphere. Despite political gains and the rising tides of tolerance and acceptance, the road ahead felt, nonetheless, paved with futility. I'd soberly consumed Quentin Crisp’s The Naked...
Venezuelan producer Alejandro Ghersi, better known has Arca, will release his second full-length Mutant at the end of next week. He's already shared the sensual, blue-tinted "Soichiro" and yellowed striptease "EN" off the album. "Vanity" was co-directed by Arca and his boyfriend Daniel Sannwald, and reflects the intimacy of that relationship, plunging into pools and darkened bedrooms. Aside from two of his own albums and several EPs, Arca has been a significant collaborator and...

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