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Zooming Through Fling

Thoughts on Penn's first hybrid Fling

by JILLIAN LOMBARDI

Benny Blanco Keeps Up His Hot Streak on 'Friends Keep Secrets 2'

The hit–making producer doesn't let up on the latest addition to his discography.

by ALLISON STILLMAN

Renée Reed’s Self–Titled Album is Haunted by Heritage

On her debut full–length album, the Louisian–based singer–songwriter doesn’t give up her secrets so easily.

by WALDEN GREEN

On ‘To See the Next Part of the Dream,’ Parannoul Grapples with His Past

Moments of positivity are rare on the artist’s honest and despondent sophomore album.

by EVAN QIANG

Is Addison Rae a New Kardashian?

With the release of her debut single "Obsessed," the TikTok starlet's claim to fame is questionable.

by EMILY MOON

Lessons from Fiona Apple's 'Criminal'

The artist's groundbreaking music video continues to redefine womanhood, over a decade after its release. 

by EMILY MOON

Justin Bieber’s New Album Stands For Personal Growth, Not Civil Justice

Bieber's latest studio effort aims for relevance and falls into performative activism.

by ALLISON STILLMAN

Lana Del Rey Grasps at Authenticity on ‘Chemtrails Over the Country Club’

On the singer’s insular seventh album, some experiments turn out better than others.

by WALDEN GREEN

Selena Gomez Has Finally Found Her ‘Revelación’

The Spanish EP follows Gomez’s journey through heartbreak, acceptance, and confidence.

by EVAN QIANG

Post–Rock & Post–Punk in a Post–‘Spiderland’ World

Examining the lingering paranoia of the Slint album that carved out rock music, thirty years ago. 

by WALDEN GREEN

The Paper Kites Wax Poetic on New Album 'Roses'

The band's latest studio effort is an exercise in low–key dreamy indie–folk.

by ALLISON STILLMAN

Stay–at–Home on the Range

Why country music about travel is the perfect balm for a time when we are stuck in place.

by WALDEN GREEN

Billie Eilish is Raw and Relatable in 'The World's A Little Blurry' Documentary

Eilish is redefining what it means to be a popstar, but she's still just a kid. 

by ALLISON STILLMAN

Smerz’s ‘Believer’ is an Elegant Puzzle Box of Classical and Club

On their first full–length release, the duo expands their sonic palette while remaining their playful selves.

by WALDEN GREEN

Pop Star Sia Misses the Mark with Horribly Ableist 'Music'

The film is not only tone–deaf, but offensive to the very people it claims to support.

by ALLISON STILLMAN

Are You Ready for the Grammys?

Sunday is the biggest night in the music industry: Who will come out on top?

by EVAN QIANG

Katy Kirby Gains Her Balance on ‘Cool Dry Place’

The singer–songwriter tells her life story through emotional anecdotes.

by EVAN QIANG

Julien Baker Searches for Meaning in 'Little Oblivions'

Baker's third studio album grapples with its identity through a series of indie–rock existential crises.

by EMILY MOON

A Closer Look Into Big Streams in Quarantine

An ode to two artists who made it big on their own in the age of social media and streaming services

by PHUONG NGO

Black Dresses Are Relentlessly Hopeful on ‘Forever In Your Heart’

Last year, the band broke up. Now, they’ve just put out the best work of their career.

by WALDEN GREEN

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