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El Vy Review: Return to the Moon


El Vy Return to the Moon When people think of Ohio indie rockers the National, they probably think of sort of sad, existential music. With all the theatrics the Dessner brothers are able to drum up and lead singer Matt Berninger’s deep baritone voice, the National’s sound is wholly distinct but also full of melancholy. But sometimes with all that heaviness you just need a spritzer. Matt Berninger’s latest project with Brent Knopf of the playful, dynamic Texas band Menomena

The 10 Spookiest Songs

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  With All Hallows Eve on the horizon, we thought it fitting to list out our favorite tracks that best celebrate the holiday. Many, many songs were optioned for this list and the race was so tight we decided to eliminate all soundtracks or scores. It is a separate list for a different day because there are just too many good ones. Additionally almost every Odd Future or Tyler, the Creator track was discussed to the point we decided to

LxListening: Love Story


This is certainly not the playlist you expected upon first clicking in. It’s not the soundtrack to Sleepless in Seattle 2 or the latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation, but rather love-themed songs from unexpected sources from my past months’ worth of listening. So I guess that makes this clickbait in a way  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. There are some older acts I’ve dug deep into for the first time, as well as some newer acts I’m excited to hear more from. So without further

The 10 Best Apple Commercial Songs

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Editor’s Note: With the release of the new Steve Jobs biopic, we thought we would revisit one of our favorite lists, the 10 Best Apple Commercial Songs. Without any text, logo, or even a direct picture of the actual product in question, almost anyone in the world would be able to tell you what product the above advertisement is for. At the very least, they could tell you which company is behind it. This is a direct result of the genius

The History of Rock ‘N’ Roll in Ten Songs Review


The History of Rock ‘N’ Roll in Ten Songs Greil Marcus Rock ‘n’ roll music as its evolved has become harder and harder to define. You often hear a couple different approaches to define rock ‘n’ roll: either talking about the music itself (any type of music coming out of a combination of blues, country, New Orleans jazz, and gospel) or the spirit of the music (youthful and rebellious). When defining the history of rock ‘n’ roll, legendary rock critic