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Odd Future Crashed the Grammys Last Night

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A bit off good news in the mainstream music world: Odd Future’s Frank Ocean nabbed two Grammy awards last night, one for Best Urban Contemporary Album, and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (with Jay-Z and Kanye West). Needless to say, I had … Continue reading

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The MBV Album is Here (and it’s better than you expected)

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I’m a little late to the party. I know. Last week, the web exploded in nervous, heated anticipation. And why wouldn’t it? Kevin Shields had only announced on Feb 1 that in a few hours, My Bloody Valentine would be … Continue reading

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Coltrane on Acid: How the Jazz Legend Mixed LSD and the Book of the Dead

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In the fall of 1965, John Coltrane barricaded himself in a  studio to make what several historians have called the worst record of his career. “Om”, undoubtedly one of the strangest albums ever created, is John Coltrane’s (allegedly) LSD-fueled attempt … Continue reading

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The Dunedin Sound: Why New Zealand Rocks so Hard

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Once upon a time, on the small Pacific island of New Zealand, there was a city called Dunedin (don’t worry…it’s still there. You can check on a map). In this city, there lived a disgruntled group of guys who were … Continue reading

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