Six Songs for Wallowing In Sadness

“Strange days are here” -Jim Morrison

February 8th, 2017
Anthony Marks
Category: Staff Pick, Video

The world seems a bit down. Let’s be depressed together!
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Top 5 (Non-Run the Jewels) El-P Collaborations

Highlights from the rapper/producer’s career

January 31st, 2017
Sean Kramer

As one half of hip-hop duo Run the Jewels, rapper/producer El-P has seen the greatest success of his two-decade career in recent years, as fans worldwide have truly latched on to the unexpected yet sublime collaborative effort between the Brooklynite and Atlanta’s own Killer Mike. But for those who have been paying attention to El’s career since before the RTJ days, it should come as no surprise that he has a knack for playing well with others.
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Top 5 Songs For (Accepting) Change

“Change your thoughts and change your world”

January 20th, 2017
Anthony Marks
Category: Staff Pick, Video

Yep, the world is a bit crazy right now.

I’ve never seen or felt anything like it. Have you? The climate in America is divided, upset, confused, and combative. Can’t we all just get along? At this point, I’m not sure.
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Top Five Mariah Carey Songs

A countdown of the diva’s top hits.

January 4th, 2017
Mary Bonney
Category: Staff Pick, Video

Chances are you rang in the new year surrounded by friends and family, discussing resolutions…and watching Mariah Carey’s disastrous performance on Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve.
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Top 5 Carpool Karaoke Videos of 2016

Some of the best episodes from the Late Late Show!

December 30th, 2016
Zein Khleif
Category: Staff Pick, Video

Anyone who knows me also knows I’m an outrageously big in-car singer. So, naturally, Carpool Karaoke is one of my favorite things on Earth (I mean, just look at my RIYL below). James Corden has ingeniously transformed an every day frustration for many — especially here in LA — into a hilarious musical adventure I always look forward to watching.
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Lex’s Best Album Discoveries of 2016

Check out what I found out about this year!

Lex Voight
Category: News, Staff Pick

Now that all of the year-end lists are in, I thought it would be good to take a moment to appreciate that, though the tide of music flows inevitably outward, part of the journey going down the stream is made all the more pleasurable by going back up it.
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Top 5 Songs To End Your 2016

May 2017 have mercy on us that this year did not

December 19th, 2016
Kyle B. Smith
Category: News, Staff Pick

I know music fans are ready to bid 2016 a long overdue good riddance. The votes are in, and the best of lists have been posted.

But wait. There are always just a few more songs to consider: the stragglers, the misfits, and the ones that were released too late in the year to make the lists. So here are five songs to see you into the new year. May 2017 have mercy on us that this year did not! xo
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Play This Playlist: Christmas Song Covers

Modern, indie takes on your fave holiday classics

Jillian Goldfluss
Category: News, Staff Pick

Christmas is just a stones throw away, and that means shopping malls and the elderly lady that lives above you are going to be blaring Christmas songs night and day. Christmas jingles will be ringing in your ears regardless of your religious affiliation, so you can either pull the covers tighter over your head or embrace your festive spirit.
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Top Five Songs for Your Christmas Playlist

Some classic favorites to get you celebrating

December 1st, 2016
Zein Khleif
Category: News, Staff Pick

I firmly believe every holiday deserves its due celebration time and recovery time (hello, Thanksgiving-food coma), so I have never been one to eat my Thanksgiving meal alongside my already decorated Christmas tree. Instead, I dutifully wait until December 1st before I begin lighting pine-scented candles and listening to my steadfast holiday playlist.
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