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REVIEWED: Justin Timberlake — “The 20/20 Experience”

Tuxedos: The Reason For the Season By Eric Webb Justin Timberlake will be famous for the rest of his life. Sorry ’bout cha, Nick Carter. The reality of JT’s singular status as a entertainer wraps around The 20/20 Experience like … Continue reading

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REVIEWED: Tegan and Sara — “Heartthrob”

Repent, and Confess Thy Synths By Eric Webb It’s been 13 years since Tegan and Sara’s debut album, and all I can think is, “Do you think the Grammys will try to nominate them for Best New Artist?” It’s happened … Continue reading

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REVIEWED: The Joy Formidable — “Wolf’s Law”

Rock, Rock Against the Dying of the Light By Eric Webb Dylan Thomas. Catherine Zeta-Jones. Tom Jones. A law banning all use of vowels. The Joy Formidable. These are the best things about Wales. If you drink the nectar of … Continue reading

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REVIEWED: Walk the Moon — “Tightrope EP”

Short Stroll the Moon By Eric Webb The scene: my car. The time: night and day. The position of my thumb on my iPod: on the “back” button. The song: “anywayican” off of Walk the Moon’s new Tightrope EP. I … Continue reading

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REVIEWED: Solange — “True”

You Should Knowles Better By Eric Webb Mario and Luigi. Thor and Loki. Alec Baldwin and all other manner of Baldwin. Pop culture loves a good tale of sibling rivalry. It also loves Beyoncé. But does it have room in … Continue reading

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Bat for Lashes — “The Haunted Man”

Darker, Fuller Lashes By Eric Webb Natasha Khan, you’re a spooky lady. You, with your emotive, melodramatic voice. You, with your ever-unsettling, curio-shop tunes and witch doctor beats. You, with your art school lyrics. You, with your … y’know, doing … Continue reading

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Ellie Goulding — “Halcyon”

Lights, Goulding, Action By Eric Webb Meet Ellie Goulding. She looks like Gwen Stefani’s long-lost little sister. She shaves the side of her head. Her drumming technique sounds like Meg White after chugging a liter of Fanta. She’s romantically linked … Continue reading

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