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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On Ho99o9 and The Shape of Punk to Come

Welcome to the Death Kult

November 16th, 2016
Lex Voight

Sometimes, while observing something, a line from The Aviator, Martin Scorsese’s haunting portrait of Howard Hughes, returns to me. The very last scene of the film, as has happened before, the obsessive, disturbed innovator gets stuck on a certain phrase, which he seems incapable of stopping and repeats it compulsively despite his own and the people around him’s distress. He makes it to a bathroom and still can’t stop, and, staring into the mirror, he persists — the movie going black while he is still stuck in this episode.

“The way of the future. The way of the future. The way of the future…”
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Play This Playlist: Songs for Unity

All we’re saying is give peace a chance. Really.

Anthony Marks
Category: Staff Pick, Video

Ok, it’s official — I’ve NEVER seen social media (or the world) like this. I know many are shocked that our president-elect is Donald J., but it’s not the apocalypse. Or is it?
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Five Songs To Get You Through Election Day

Politically charged tracks and soothing melodies

November 8th, 2016
Mary Bonney
Category: News, Staff Pick

Today is a surreal day in American history. It is election day here in the United States, and after months of vitriolic campaigning, email scandals, up-to-the-minute poll number reports, and endless debating between friends and family, America will elect our next president, and the two nominees couldn’t be more different. Most of my friends are fearful of what could potentially happen, myself included, as I learned several family members are voting for a candidate that will work to end America’s history of inclusivity and diversity.
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Electronic for People Who Hate Electronic

Artists so good you’ll see past your prejudice

November 2nd, 2016
Lex Voight
Category: News, Staff Pick

I am not kind to music I dislike. I may note its merits, but I’m pretty adamant about my preferences when it comes to music in general. I have, more than once, taken a critical view of electronic music in my scribblings for this website, and in person, I assure you, I am even more vociferous.
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