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Jamie xx Has A Beautiful Clip For His New Single “Sleep Sound”

By Mike Kalenderian in Music / April 11, 2014

In directing the video for Jamie xx's new single, "Sleep Sound", Sofia Mattioli visited the Manchester Deaf Centre to find the stars of this clip. View Now
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Why Frank Ocean’s Next Album Won’t Be Channel ORANGE Pt. II

By Will Kemp in Music / April 07, 2014

channel ORANGE was a minimalist sketch of an album; simple digital beats plus quiet instrumentation plus perfect melodies. Still, there's no way Frank Ocean stays so spare on his sophomore album. View Now
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In Light of Leighton: Five Actors Turned Singers Who Actually Make Us Proud

By Thomas Beauford in Music / April 04, 2014

It's painful watching decent actors and actresses bomb in the studio and on stage, yet there is a handful of actors turned singers who've done so successfully — and often managed to cross back. View Now
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We Present: The Y2K.0 Playlist

By Jana Pollack in Music / April 01, 2014

Ready to be fucking devastated? Head over to Refinery29, and read this article about the Y2K.0 music festival happening this summer. View Now
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The Songs Of The World Cup: From Bad To Kitsch

By Mike Kalenderian in Music / March 28, 2014

The World Cup song, like the Eurovision song contest, is a peculiar beast — it's part song, part ad for the country hosting the event, and completely terrible from a musical standpoint. View Now
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7 Weird Al Songs That Are Better Than the Original

By Sean Morrow in Music / March 28, 2014

A lot of Weird Al's songs come out being better than the song he's parodying. We've collected some examples. View Now
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TBT: I’m An Idiot, And I’m Your Boyfriend

By Jana Pollack in Music / March 27, 2014

In the spirit of throwback thursday, let's remember this gem, along with the perfect video that accompanied it. View Now
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Breakup Songs That Will Help You Wallow In Your Misery

By Jenna Faith in Music / March 25, 2014

To deal with heartbreak, everyone chooses a different coping mechanism — whether it be alcohol, food, one-night stands or running off to a foreign country to "find yourself." However, we all find solace in music. View Now
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Hard Out Here For An Outspoken, Sometimes Misunderstood Feminist

By Karys McEwen in Music / March 24, 2014

Feminism comes in all shapes and sizes. View Now
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See Flume Get Psychedelic In Space With Ghostface Killah & Autre Ne Veut

By Mike Kalenderian in Music / March 20, 2014

Ahead of Flume's superlative-laden double LP vinyl deluxe edition, "Space Cadet" has received the trippy and surreal animation treatment. View Now
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