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Growing Up and Renouncing Poptimism

“You are in for an extended period of time when the basic structure of your life is subject to some inevitable and...
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NCT Hollywood and SM’s Race into the Metaverse

The third major stage in K-pop's culture technology model, as designed by SM boss Lee Soo-man, is exportation. Like the creation of...
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Two Songs, One Convo: Radiohead’s “True Love Waits” and Perfume Genius’ “Alan”

If you’re like me — fraught with the anxiety of getting older and realizing that you’ve yet to achieve even a fraction...
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SahBabii’s Life Philosophy As Heard in ‘Do It For Demon’

Do It For Demon is a serious departure from the sounds and subject matter that have come to define SahBabii. The acute...
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James Blake’s ‘Friends That Break Your Heart’ and Friends That Help Mend Mine

I remember being utterly floored upon hearing James Blake’s “The Wilhelm Scream” for the first time. Its cascading and crescendoing bass lines,...
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“180” S1 E3 – Are White People Guests in Hip-Hop?

For the 180 podcast episode, listen here. To keep up with 180, subscribe to the 180 RSS Feed. This...
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Cut Straight To The Heart: On Mitski’s “Working for the Knife” and Leaving My...

It’s being confronted with a world that doesn’t seem to recognize your humanity, and seeing no way out of it- Mitski on...
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“180” S1 E2 – Are Hip-Hop Producers Real Musicians?

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Doja Cat Is Too Weird To Be Cancelled

Doja Cat’s newest album Planet Her debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. With the album’s popularity, it’s hard to believe...
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“180” S1 E1 – Is Hip-Hop Real Music?

For the 180 (one-eighty) podcast episode on this topic, listen to it here! Subscribe to our YouTube channel and watch this 180...