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'Carrie & Lowell' Devastatingly Intimate

Forgoing the intricate, symphonic compositions of some of his earlier work, Stevens alternatingly aims forgiveness and bitterness at his mother’s ghost on “Carrie & Lowell” through some of the barest lyrics and instrumentation he has ever used.

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Music

'If You're Reading This It's Too Late' A Missive From On High

“If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” is Drake internalizing his and trying to balance his widespread fame with his longing for a sense of identity

Film

'Jupiter Ascending' a Flop

Though the Wachowskis may yet release a movie that rivals their previous filmography in complexity and mesmerism, “Jupiter Ascending” is an unoriginal attempt to release a more palatable film, which, to Wachowski fans, may be the hardest part to stomach.

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Music

For the Record: Weezer, 'Pinkerton'

Sure, I can claim with confidence that it’s wrong to exoticize Japanese girls. But is it wrong to admit that sometimes you hate yourself because you find yourself doing it? And is it wrong to find that kind of relatable?

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Vanity

Fifteen Most Hottest Freshmen

The Crimson presents the most anticipated feature of the year. Who makes the list this time?

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Music

Hear Me Out: Aphex Twin, 'minipops 67 [120.2] [source field mix]'

"minipops 67" showcases Aphex Twin’s often overlooked ear for harmony while breathing life into an upcoming album that now promises to stay true to his discography.

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Music

"Space Project" Showcases Stellar Songwriting

As far as collaborative albums go, “The Space Project” is a fairly disjointed one, but the album revels in this multifaceted soundscape, turning its diffuse style into its greatest strength.

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Music

DeMarco Leaves His “Salad Days” Behind

In a way, DeMarco has found his comfort zone. The 11 tracks on “Salad Days” serve as mile markers on a circular track, marking musical growth and exploration but ultimately lacking the dynamicism to capture the listener’s attention for any significant period of time.

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Music

Artistic Appraisals: A Housing Day Video Critique

Arts Blog presents a pretentious analytical examination of the Housing Day videos, complete with stylistic comparisons to famed directors.

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Music

Catching Up With Cibo Matto

Cibo Matto founders Miho Hatori and Yuka C. Honda sat down with The Crimson to talk about their band, their influences, and their new album.

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Music

Art or Not Art?

Incoming Music executive Se-Ho B. Kim discusses New York City, "Evan Almighty," razed sculptures, and your lips. Art or not art?

Music

"Mathers LP 2" is When Eminem Collapses

As always, Eminem is furious and unforgiving, taking pride in his willingness to spit lines that other rappers wouldn’t dare say. But on “The Marshall Mathers LP 2,” he begins to move away from lyricism in exchange for wordy tripe and shock value.

Music

Mixtape: Spooky Sad (2/2)

Remember mixtapes? Crimson Arts does. Welcome to our biweekly feature, where we create mixtapes for every emotion and every season—for breakups, breakdowns, and breakdancing. This week our mixtape is a two-part feature dedicated to all the creepy crawlies you may encouter this Halloween.

Music

Best Coast "Fade" Into Disappointing Territory

The biggest misstep of “Fade Away” is moving away from Best Coast’s formula for success. This seems to be a conscientious decision on the part of Cosentino and Bobb Bruno. However, it bogs down the carefree spirit that marked their earlier work.

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FAS

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

Central Administration

Amidst Title IX Debate, Law Faculty Raise Governance Concerns

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College

John Stilgoe’s Secret History

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College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard