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Recordlection: Bachelor No. 2

Bachelor No. 2 (or, the last remains of the dodo) is not only one of the key records in the official turning point for my taste in music as I approached the Sweet Sixteen, but it would continue to endure throughout key moments in the rest of my high school days, and well beyond.

Dudes, Stop Bragging About Music

Whatever you do, please don’t be the guy mansplaining the merits of an aughts Kasabian record. It’s cool to like a band, but you don’t need to cradle their vinyl in your hands as if you’re giving a lecture at a museum of photographic arts.

The Rallies on the Pop-Prowess of ‘Serve’

The Rallies are the real deal when it comes to power pop — music that fills your heart and soul with joy, even if the basis of the song is not always a happy ending.

Sharkmuffin Hits Moonshot with ‘Space Glow’

Back in January, we experienced the first snapshot of Sharkmuffin’s upcoming opus, Tsuki. The rough mix of “Little Bird” was an elegiac thunderstorm of adult compromises.

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Recordlection: Bachelor No. 2

Bachelor No. 2 (or, the last remains of the dodo) is not only one of the key records in the official turning point for my taste in music as I approached the Sweet Sixteen, but it would continue to endure throughout key moments in the rest of my high school days, and well beyond.

Funeral Pyres & Fancy Hats: Cléo from 5 to 7

It’s difficult to process the debilitating sensation of horror in everyday life. Pockets of birds are still perched on tree limbs. Cats tumble on floorboards and chase flowing articles of clothing.

Dudes, Stop Bragging About Music

Whatever you do, please don’t be the guy mansplaining the merits of an aughts Kasabian record. It’s cool to like a band, but you don’t need to cradle their vinyl in your hands as if you’re giving a lecture at a museum of photographic arts.

The Pineapple Universe of Chungking Express

The streets of Hong Kong look violently purple, plum-stained and glistening. Sunglasses shaped like hourglasses plunge against wrinkled bed sheets.

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