Category Archives: Musings

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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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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When Did It Get Like This?

6 months since my last blog post. Here’s where my head’s at tonight (music and article recommendations at the bottom): Made in America has done a phenomenal job giving Philadelphia its own festival. 70,000 people a day took over the Parkway … Continue reading

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Updated The Blog

As you might be able to tell, I’ve been making a few changes to how the blog looks and feels. I’ve updated the theme and font a little bit, but there’s still a few changes I want to make for … Continue reading

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I Feel Sexist When I Listen To Beyoncé

I Feel Sexist When I Listen To Beyoncé I’ve spent a week with Beyoncé’s new self-titled album, and after sufficiently gushing over her groundbreaking release strategy I’ve finally come to the same conclusion as literally everybody else who’s listened to it: … Continue reading

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Why I Quit My Job Today

Life In The Real World, Day 52: Why I Quit My Cushy, Entry-Level Job Today There are so many things that I don’t know. I don’t know what small gestures mean. I read too much into an off look, a curiously … Continue reading

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