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We love to debate and eventually declare “the song of the summer.” But much like anyone who is on the beach and who has a body has a “beach body,” any song played over the next three months is in fact a (though maybe not the) song of the summer. But enough curation and conjecture as to what’ll be hot this season; I wanted to know what real Brooklynites were really playing. So I spent an...
It was 80 degrees yesterday and I had no idea what to wear--I wore a skirt that Marilyn'd up repeatedly, reminding me that the mere act of possessing a human body is sometimes exhausting enough in itself. Then, I put on "Sorry" and all my frustration melted away; this is the power of a Song of the Summer, it washes away the grit and grime and reveals the shiny ebullience lurking just below. Summer...
Well, May is kicking off with a bang. As has become the tradition of the last couple years, Radiohead have turned their trolling into the rollout for a new album; luckily, their stunt gave way to an actually great album. Others trying their hand at this online attention game were careless and immature in the process. So, we turn our attention toward others who are focusing on, well you know, making great music. Some of...
Wonder what they do put in my position? Consensus can be frustrating, limiting, cloying. When every single review of an album reads the same way, it begins to feel like we've lost something. Hell, maybe we've gained something, and it's that we're not afraid to call out our superstars on their bullshit. Equating the character, behavior, and beliefs of an artist with the words they say, sing, and rap on tape is the easiest sinkhole...