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Despite Its Solid Pop Dance Songs, ‘Chromatica’ Can’t Reach Its Full Potential in the Coronavirus Era

Like every other gay man on the planet, I’ve been wishing for the new Lady Gaga record to get back to her synthetic, club happy roots. After the Tony Bennett duets, the Americana foray, the acting and the award nominations and the fucking Oscar, it’s finally arrived, the sixth magnum[…]

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Now That’s What I Call Music: 12 Albums That Are Even Better When You’re Stoned

Two albums from each decade since the 60’s, spanning all genres, that just might light you up

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Douglas Dare’s ‘Milkteeth’ Is Primal Pop About the Pain and Puzzlement of Growing Up ‘Other’

Because the lyrics of Milkteeth are primal, processing his sense of isolation and outsider-ism as a child, he approaches the music with, well, kid gloves.

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The New Tame Impala Offers the Most Joyful, Love-Drenched Music of Kevin Parker’s Career

I disliked the preening psychedelica of Tame Impala’s first two releases, Innerspeaker and Lonerism, so much that I didn’t even hear 2015’s Currents, where Kevin Parker began his morph into the trippiest indie pop this side of magic mushrooms. Five years on, with the new Tame Impala album The Slow Rush,[…]

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