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Conor Oberst's Desaparecidos Project Made One of His Best Albums

2002's "Read Music, Speak Spanish" is still a reminder that you can sing about anti-capitalism and make it beautiful.
Lauren O'Neill
11.14.18
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The ‘A Star Is Born’ Soundtrack Is Like a Trip Through Gaga’s Career

The film's music moves through the sub-genres she's touched upon across her four albums, reaffirming the popstar's versatility.
Lauren O'Neill
10.10.18
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The 1975 Have Shown Us How Guitar Music Embraces Streaming Too

The three new tracks from the band take an eclectic approach, mirroring streaming's affection for variety.
Lauren O'Neill
9.5.18
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Charli XCX's Recent One-Off Singles Ooze Innovative Pop Pleasure

On three new summer loosies, Charli engages with the pop mainstream while giving us the bangers we know and love her for.
Lauren O'Neill
8.1.18
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I'm Getting Old, So I Loved Robert Smith's Introspective Meltdown Festival

Not going to lie... my inner Music Dad was delighted.
Lauren O'Neill
6.27.18
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Kate Bush's "Cloudbusting" Is the Song of Every Summer

Full of possibility, the second single from Bush's 1985 album 'Hounds of Love' is a universal anthem for the summer months.
Lauren O'Neill
5.23.18
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Sleater-Kinney’s “Modern Girl” Is Still a Parable for Life in Your Twenties

The simple, sad track was released in 2005, but pretty much eternally maps the insecurities of early adulthood.
Lauren O'Neill
4.18.18
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My Mom’s Pregnancy Playlist Helped Me Get to Know Her Better

At 24, I'm the same age as she was when she had me. By listening to the music she liked back then, I took a closer look at our similarities in taste.
Lauren O'Neill
3.14.18
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Years Later, Waxahatchee’s 2012 Debut Album Is Like a January Cure

How Katie Crutchfield's 'American Weekend' helps push through the year's first long weeks of solitary drudgery.
Lauren O'Neill
2.7.18
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How UK Pop Nailed Dating in 2017

Dua Lipa, Wolf Alice and Mabel made sense of first date hangovers, texts you'll never send and Tinder.
Lauren O'Neill
12.13.17
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Pinegrove Will Pull You Through the Worst of Times

October was a shitty month, for women especially, but I found some respite in the band's 2016 album 'Cardinal'.
Lauren O'Neill
11.8.17
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The Slow-Burning Therapeutic Power of Paramore’s ‘After Laughter’

How I've been helped by the duality of this record, and come to relate to the woman responsible for it.
Lauren O'Neill
10.4.17
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