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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.
'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
'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.
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?
Fifteen Most Hottest Freshmen
The Crimson presents the most anticipated feature of the year. Who makes the list this time?
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.