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Jessica R. Henderson

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Best Coast Ride the Chillwave

As foreshadowed by its sunny postcard-style album art and its breezy half-hour length, “Crazy For You” concerns itself primarily with creating a single, uniform atmosphere—a “Summer Mood,” as one of its song titles explicitly puts it.


Pavement

The very existence of a greatest hits album for this band—whose closest approximation of a hit was 1994’s “Cut Your Hair,” which peaked at the giddy height of 10 on the Billboard Alternative Chart—seems more or less unnecessary, but even when one accepts the notion, this particular collection of songs proves frustratingly off.


Ready, Set, Procrastinate!

As the decade draws to a close, it's important to take a few minutes to reflect on your personal growth ...


Yo La Tengo

Though childless, Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley have always exuded a parental quality. This has been more or less intuitive


U2

“Hold the big revelations,” Bono warbles on U2’s latest single, the fun but overworked “Get On Your Boots.” And with


Top Five Reasons to Audition For Beauty And The Geek

You’ve seen the signs all over Harvard Square—“Beauty and the Geek,” Ashton Kutcher’s “ultimate social experiment,” is back for another