2014

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Watch Run the Jewels’ Hilarious Campaign Video for the NME Awards

Rap duo Run the Jewels are back with another video. After giving teenage girls love advice, the two have taken to YouTube to film themselves asking for your help to make Run The Jewels 2 NME’s Album of the Year. El-P tweeted an understated preface that this is just “a message from run the jewels,” but things […]

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Nina Corcoran’s ‘Best of 2014’ in Music

If there’s anything to be certain of when it comes to music, it’s that you can’t control when it strikes you. In a year filled with violence, racism, disease, and political stumblings, our brains were in overdrive trying to do the right thing. For most, music serves as an escape. It articulates emotions and brings […]

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A Musical Journey Through The Year 2014

2014. What a whirlwind of a year it has been. My life was changing in both my professional and personal life so quickly it was at the point where my physical body couldn’t keep up (I may have gained a few pounds along the way). And now the year has come to a close. Along […]

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The Year of Rediscovery: Corey From’s End of the Year List

This year has been an interesting one for me, as far as music goes. I had an awakening. In one sense, it was weird, because as a late bloomer in the music scene, 2003-2004 were some prime years for me in developing my tastes. So to have artists like Coheed & Cambria, Midtown, blink-182, etc. […]

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A$AP Rocky Drops “Pretty Flacko 2”

Almost exactly two years have passed since A$AP Rocky turned hip-hop upside down with the release of Live.Long.Asap. Rocky’s output has been slacking over the last year or so, but last night he welcomed the new year by providing a sneak peak at what he’s got in store for fans in 2015. “Pretty Flacko 2” […]

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R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe Played a Surprise Set in NYC, Covered Perfume Genius and Frank Sinatra

R.E.M. broke up in 2011. It was a sad time, the end of a profound musical reign, but somewhat deserved since the band worked so hard for decades. Earlier this week, though, frontman Michael Stipe returned to the stage and performed in concert much to the surprise of those in the audience. On Monday night, […]

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Watch Pussy Riot’s New Video for “Witches of Pussy Riot Clean Manezhka”

The women of Pussy Riot work hard to bring justice to political systems worldwide. Last night, the group shared a new video titled “Witches of Pussy Riot Clean Manezhka” to continue on in that pursuit. The video is a response to Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his brother Oleg being sentenced in an intentionally hurried trial […]

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Hear N.E.R.D. Reunite on “Squeeze Me”

Funk hip-hop band N.E.R.D., the moniker for trio Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shay Haley, got back together to put out their first new song in four years, a recorded follow-up to their onstage appearance at Odd Future’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles last month. The song, titled “Squeeze Me,” is from the new upcoming […]

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Ring in 2015 With MØ’s New Song “New Years Eve”

Danish pop singer Karen Marie Ørsted donned the moniker MØ and has turned 2014 into her shining year. With her gorgeous debut LP No Mythologies To Follow and several jaw-dropping sets at festivals, she began hiking her way up the charts as a star. Today, she raises her glass to the last 12 months in a beautiful, […]

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The Music That Moved Me In 2014

This time last year, my life was more hectic than ever before. I was working three jobs, trudging through my final semester of college, and doing my best to prepare for life as a “real adult.” Fatigue was in fashion, uncertainty reigned supreme, and on top of it all, I couldn’t afford to take my […]

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Defined By Sonic Residues: A Resonance Of 2014

2014 was a year of polarity. Conflicting forces spinning me in all different directions, fighting to find which molecular force was the strongest. Flipping through the albums that left a mark on me through the entire year, I found that each one presented itself as a singular head-space, an isolated escape. Ranging from a dark […]

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Watch Nicki Minaj’s Short Film ‘The Pinkprint Movie’

Rap got a handful when Nicki Minaj entered the scene, and she hasn’t slowed down in the slightest since first making a roar. After dropping her newest LP, The Pinkprint, this week (that’s well worth giving a full listen through), Minaj is back with a brand new short film to accompany many of the album’s sodden numbers. The […]