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In my Best Albums of 2014, I let The War on Drugs have it, so in the sake of holiday tradition it only makes sense to throw umbrage toward another critic favorite that just didn’t do it for me. Given that I think Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City belongs among the noble ranks o...

DJ Rashad  

 

While I’m normally thirteen steps ahead of everyone, on occasion I’m late to the game. Some examples include: Outkast (who I got into in college), Notorious B.I.G. (who I got into after college), and Carly Rae Jepson (who I got into months after “Call...

 

Yesterday on the ultimate “me day” I got my first gel manicure (glitter blue – thanks for asking) and saw a matinee of Angelina Jolie’s new film By The Sea, by myself. Absent some kind words in The NYT, the film’s reviews were fairly abysmal (32% on Rotten Tomatoes) –...

 

During a particularly soul-crushing workday about a year a go, my friend Liz and I – trapped in our cubicles and communicating over Gchat – invented a word/concept/lifestyle that eventually made it onto the highbrow publication, Urban Dictionary. It was the summer of...

 Spotify’s newish Discover Weekly feature has led me to loads of derivative trash, but a few gems. Among these include D. Gookin’s sunny synth ditty “Glad I Met You.” I couldn’t find much about him on the Internet, so I decided to hit up Mr. Gookin and see what he’s ab...

 

 

Yesterday I saw Marielle Heller’s debut feature, Diary of a Teenage Girl. While I didn’t exactly relate to the protagonist Minnie’s teenage sexual awakening (I’m not that cool), the importance of art and music as a means to make sense of her swirling teenage emotions...

 

 

Since I'm no pro in the music industry, the thought of having to be technical about anything just oozes with pretentious vom. That being said, I will be expressing my admiration for the latest Darwin Deez album through my personal connection to the songs and my insta...

Last week I both checked a major event off my Bud Light Bucket List and experienced Nirvana. But first let me back up.     

 

It’s senior year of college and I’m visiting Labeling Men Art Director Eric Fulcher in his hometown of Race City, U.S.A. “Harold h...

A few months ago, I wrote about the colossal high that accompanies summer’s imminence, pointing to the evaporation of winter’s gloom and the pleasures of wearing jorts. Sadly, the laws of physics dictate that every high is followed by a low. Ok, I made up that up; I’m...

Crazed music addicts and generally neurotic individuals like myself are trapped by an undying compulsion to perpetually categorize, list, evaluate our music libraries – “best rock songs of the 1970s,” “best hip hop tracks,” “best Modest Mouse songs,” “best road trip so...

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