Category Archives: Music

Top 10 Albums from 2013

These are the 2013 albums I listened to most, which means they’re also the ones I probably liked the best. In reverse alphabetical order. Kanye West – Yeezus: This would be at the end of my list if it was ranked. … Continue reading

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Not an Open Letter to Anyone Re: Miley Cyrus or Sinéad O’Connor

As you may have heard Sinéad O’Connor wrote a very critical open letter of concern to Miley Cyrus, upon learning that Cyrus was a fan and some of her recent work was inspired by O’Connor’s. This was followed by tweets from … Continue reading

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KILL SCREEN

HEADS UP! Just in time for the cool, cruel autumn, Jean Grae has released a track from her upcoming album Gotham Down, and it is something! Set to a scary minimalist beat and featuring some of the densest wordplay I … Continue reading

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Frank Ocean and the Politics of Heartbreak

As you may be aware, singer/songwriter/wolf gang member Frank Ocean recently posted a moving story to his tumblr about his first love, a love that didn’t go the way he wanted it to and left him brokenhearted. The person with … Continue reading

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Nicole’s Top Albums of 2011

My 5 Favorite Albums. 5. Wild Flag It was a really good idea to put Mary Timony’s guitar and Janet Weiss’ drumming  together.  The combination is heavenly. 4. Lupe Fiasco – Friend of the People: I Fight Evil mixtape Download for … Continue reading

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Lupe Fiasco: Friend of the People

The other side of being the enemy of the state… Your favorite rapper’s favorite #Occupy-er (or at least long-time supporter) dropped a free mixtape just in time for US Nakba  Turkey Day. And you can have it! Download here! I … Continue reading

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Goodbye REM

I have taken so little time to reflect on REM’s break up in the midst of recent chaos and upheaval.  They were that band for me, the one that set me on a particular path at an impressionable age.  Because … Continue reading

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