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Peyton Toups


'SAWAYAMA' is a Must Listen

Rina Sawayama's debut album is genre–bending exploration of identity. 

The Album with the Perfect Score

Fiona Apple's 'Fetch the Bolt Cutters' is proof you don't need a fancy recording studio to shine. 

New Releases or Radio Silent?

What your favorite artists have been up to during quarantine. 

Why I Created QUARANTINE: A Collaborative Playlist

Songs that resonated with me about being alone. 

How I joined BTS's Army

The global brand still manages to maintain their joy and authenticity. 

Penn Masala Discusses The Release of 'Musafir'

The group, which performs music blending South Asian Western styles, released its fourteenth album

Taylor Swift is Lonely at The Top in 'Miss Americana'

Lana Wilson's Netflix documentary reveals glimpses into Swift's private life. 

Poppy Declares Independence on 'I Disagree'

The YouTube-turned-pop star has made the full transition into metal.

Selena Gomez's New Album Struggles to Tell Us Why She is So 'Rare'

Gomez's third album is danceable, but not deep. 

HANA Shows Off A Clear Vision on Her Debut Album

The pop newcomer recorded her album live on Twitch over four weeks.

On 'Pang,' Caroline Polachek Proves She Can Make It On Her Own

The veteran singer–songwriter stakes a claim for herself as a pop star. 

Raury Goes Back to the Woods on 'Fervent'

After working with big names, the producer and guitarist goes back to a simpler scene.

Songs for Dancing On Your Own

A playlist fit for both house parties and for time alone. 

Tegan and Sara's 'Hey, I'm Just Like You' Feels Like a Regression

'Hey, I'm Just Like You' is awkward, earnest, and bored—like a teenager.

'Charli' Trades Mainstream Appeal for Self–Reflection

Charli XCX's newest album stands out as her most mature work yet.

Cashmere Cat Scrambles for Personality on 'Princess Catgirl'

The EDM producer hasn't yet found his voice.
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