Author Archives: mchylak

Thoughts from One of the Cured Kids

Processing what it means to be a lifelong Brand New fan in the wake of the sex abuse revelations of front man Jesse Lacey Continue reading

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Matt Chylak’s Top 10 Albums of 2016

I have been in love with music for more than two decades at this point, and it’s led me to believe in a few essential truths. Continue reading

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Poem: “imagine me gone”

imagine me gone i don’t mean in the earthly sense. i’ve got no intention of dressing myself in methanol and tethered roots, recycled organics on a one-way trip to atmosphere. no. i mean what if sunlight caught your eyelids tomorrow morning … Continue reading

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Recommended Track: “If I Believe You” by The 1975

To put it simply, “If I Believe You” is a gospel-tinged song about not having any faith. Continue reading

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Review: Kanye West – The Life of Pablo

I have to give Kanye West the benefit of the doubt. It’s taken me a long time to type that sentence. The first 6 weeks of 2016 have been an incredibly exciting and frustrating time to be a Yeezy fan… Continue reading

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Short Prose: “New Song”

It had never come this easy before. He’d done reggae, rap-rock, jazz fusion, moody blues, dark punk, death metal, doo-wop, blue-eyed soul, classical, afrobeat, crust punk, digital hardcore, and alternative everything. He’d pumped out techno beats, layered six-harmony a cappella tones, and once rapped for four and a half minutes straight using only obscenities, but it had never come this easy before. Continue reading

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Archived Review: Cassino – Kingprince

The avenue is at it again, with a mouth that swallows men, and it fills my words with smoke and broke amen’s. Continue reading

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