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Angel Olsen at Mr. Small’s

October 26, 2016
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Angel Olsen at Mr. Small's

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Despite Streaming’s Popularity, Staying Offline Might be an Artist’s Best Bet

April 28, 2016
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By: Christopher Schuler   Adele’s 25 broke a fifteen-year-old record for first week sales when it dropped last year, moving 3.4 million units. That week, it accounted for over 40% of all albums sold. It was the first album ever to sell more than a million units in multiple weeks, with 1.1 million sold...

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Atomic Love

April 28, 2016
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By Paige O’Riordan   The Cold War brings to mind images of disillusioned soldiers, paranoid statesmen, and the threat of nuclear fallout. It was a grim time in history. Art is always influenced by the time period it was made in, and one would assume that anything from the Cold War era would be...

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The Proud Narcissism of the Sad Song

December 21, 2015
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Were you worried your joy was too overwhelming? Your happiness too rampant? Your love life too successful? Were you concerned your constant satisfaction with life would conflict with your ability to cry? Worry no more: Adele has come to deliver us from our misguided bliss. And while years ago the public may have believed such success from somber...

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If You’re Reading This, Rap Has Changed

July 16, 2015
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By: Benjamin Alderoty J. Cole released his most recent and most successful album, 2014 Forest  Hills Drive, this past December without a single and with almost no promotion.  Drake released the Internet­shaking If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late via a  tweet to an iTunes link this past February, selling over 500,000 digital copies within...

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