BREAKING NEWS: Here are recently (belatedly) made Spotify and YouTube playlists with all the songs for easy listening. Here's my top 20ish songs of 2021, plus 15 newly added honorable mentions. Honorable mentions (alphabetical) *67 – “not me mix” I was deep in a SoundCloud abyss…
The idea that teens are melodramatic is a popular myth in our culture; we see it in television shows and movies, the numerous stock tropes of the…
It's like watching a method actor go so far into his role that he forgets who he is.
2021: the year Zoomers learned what a breakbeat is.
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Luci4, also known by the nom de rap Axxturel, has had a bigger year than almost every other underground rapper. He scored four TikTok hits in 2021…
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When I went home to California after I graduated college in May, Dry Cleaning’s New Long Leg was the only album my parents wanted to play in the car. It…
Quinn is a voracious sampler with a peripatetic appetite. She’s flown back to the 70s to snag Cortex’s groovy “Huit octobre 1971,” vaulted to the aughts…
I love the chords at the start of “Blame Me.” They make me feel like I’m sinking deep inside myself, descending down an emotional staircase. L’Rain’s…
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kieran's 2022 in review