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2010s in Review: The Best Music Videos

While the music video has basically disappeared from any place of prominence, plenty of filmmakers crafted short and long-form pieces that stunned me. Beyoncé – Lemonade Directors: Kahlil Joseph and Beyoncé Instantly iconic, this defined the term “visual album” and … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Best Albums, Part 1

Even as the album faded as a cultural force this decade – recently, A Boogie Wit a Hoodie’s Hoodie SZN sold only 749 true copies to earn a No. 1 slot on the Billboard chart – there were still plenty of artists … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Best Songs, Part 3

This is Part 3 of a four-part series. Read Part 1 here. Read Part 2 here. Listen to a Spotify playlist of these songs here. M83 – “Outro” From the album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming While “Midnight City” became the default … Continue reading

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2018 in Review: The Best Songs

Sometimes, making my best albums list can feel like a chore. There’s so much music out there, and narrowing it down to my 10 favorites sometimes feels pointless. But I often feel like my best songs list is better representative … Continue reading

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2018 in Review: The Best Albums

Everything I’ve previously said about not overdoing it with new albums has yet to hold true. With so much at my fingertips, I’m voraciously consuming as much music as I can, yet it’s hard for a lot to stick out. … Continue reading

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2013 in Review: The Best Albums

  10. CHVRCHES — The Bones of What You Believe / Cut Copy — Free Your Mind I honestly couldn’t pick between these, the two best electronic albums of the year. The former is a promising debut, the latter continuing … Continue reading

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