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Unearthing New Understanding with Bruce Springsteen
The soundtracks of our youth may contain a few staple songs from the immense Bruce Springsteen. Overtime, however, their meaning may change as we uncover new means of interpretation.
The “Future Looks Good” for OneRepublic, The Fray is “Singing Low” for Rainy Days This Week in Singles
Mac Miller and Ariana Grande for some lovely lyrics in “My Favorite Part,” The Fray finds cultivates a new beat in “Singing Low,” and OneRepublic embraces EDM this week in singles.
Green Day Harkens Back to Dookie Days, Remains Visually Pedestrian in “Bang Bang” Music Video
Ineffectually throwing cultural references at viewers, Green Day’s latest music video “Bang Bang” appears to have forgot the glue, as this pedantic punk collage fails to impress.
Rihanna, Imagine Dragons, and Jacob Sartorius This Week in Singles
Listens to Imagine Dragons set a fire with “Not Today,” Rihanna wastes her talent in “This Is What You Came For,” and cry tears of horror at Jacob Sartorius’ “Sweatshirt.”
Meghan Trainer, Beyonce, and Drake In Singles This Week
Drake wants “One Dance,” Beyonce does not think anything can “Hold Up,” and Meghan Trainor says unapologetically, “I Love Me.”
Zayn Remains in Awkward Musical Puberty With “iT’s YoU”
Functioning as a ‘Great Gatsby’ tribute, Zayn’s “iT’s YoU” functions as an attempt at showcasing maturity and exuberant status, rather than earning it.
Louis C.K. Delves into Deep Conversation with Day-Drinkers in ‘Horace and Pete’
In a thoughtful and funny way, Louis C.K.’s latest comedy ‘Horace and Pete’ finds itself grappling with existential issues through bar-room antics.
Lumineers, Jake Bugg, and Simple Plan In Singles This Week
Jake Bugg’s “On My One” feels like a throwback, Lumineers’ “Orphelia” draws from the pop-folk scene, and Simple Plan tries to be rebellious in “Opinion Overload.”
Musical Puritanism Threatens the Fabric of the Art
Within the music realm, there exists many ways to produce, create, and enjoy the medium. Despite this, many claim that a purer, truer kind of music exists in a predefined objective form.