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Recommended Read: “Twilight of the Gods” by Steven Hyden

For a book is subtitled “a journey to the end of classic rock”, Hyden focuses more on the journey rather than the genre’s seemingly inescapable destination. Continue reading

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6 Emerging Artists to Watch in 2019

Diverse musicians who haven’t yet put out a full-length project but seem poised for greatness in 2019. Continue reading

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Matt Chylak’s Top 10 Albums of 2017

Here are ten albums from 2017 that created worlds of their own for me. Maybe they can do that for you too. Continue reading

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Review: Taylor Swift – Reputation

I’ve cycled through a lot in my first dozen listens of Taylor Swift’s reputation—incredulity, disappointment, confusion, elation, respect—but each time I press play, my brain locks onto the album’s ten-second mark wherein she audibly clears her throat. Continue reading

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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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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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