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Isaac Dunbar Is Limitless

"As long as the music evokes a feeling in somebody, that's all that matters," Isaac Dunbar tells us. "I know music has done a lot…
Bobby Olivier / April 26, 2021

Taylor Swift’s Fearless Re-Recording Is a Thrilling Timewarp

Before we start, a note: There really is no precedent for what Taylor Swift is doing.  Sure, artists have re-recorded bits and pieces…
Bobby Olivier / April 9, 2021

How ElyOtto Became the New Face of Hyperpop

Last spring, Elliott Platt was cleaning fish tanks at his local pet store when he received the luckiest news of his young life.
Bobby Olivier / April 8, 2021

Lana Del Rey Delivers Her Most Delicate Music Yet on Chemtrails Over the Country Club

By moniker alone, Chemtrails Over the Country Club would be considered a worthy new chapter in Lana Del Rey’s ongoing subversion of classic (see: myopic)…
Bobby Olivier / March 19, 2021

Julien Baker Embraces the Darkness on Little Oblivions

When Julien Baker toured in support of 2017’s delicately devastating Turn Out The Lights, her audiences stood suspended in time.
Bobby Olivier / February 24, 2021

Hayley Williams’ Flowers For Vases/Descansos Is Her Saddest, Quietest Music Yet

With her surprise LP, Flowers For Vases/Descansos, Hayley Williams has forgone further pop experimentation, instead clinging to a raw…
Bobby Olivier / February 9, 2021

Foo Fighters Swing for the Stadium (Again) on Medicine at Midnight

After 25 years—and 10 big ol’ rock albums—the only concerning factor regarding new Foo Fighters material should be this: How will it play live?
Bobby Olivier / February 4, 2021

Fana Hues Is Silent No More

As she sings of insecurities, failed love and what comes next, 25-year-old Fana Hues appears bold and limitless on her smoldering debut album Hues, worlds…
Bobby Olivier / January 28, 2021

Olivia Rodrigo on the Runaway Success of ‘drivers license’: ‘Absolutely Insane’

Olivia Rodrigo stares at her computer screen, desperately trying to focus on her homework. The 17-year-old is finishing her senior year of high…
Bobby Olivier / January 21, 2021

Taylor Swift’s Evermore Is an Undeniable Folk-Pop Masterpiece

Somehow.  Somehow, as the most psychologically daunting year of our lives refuses to loosen its grip, Taylor Swift continues to create with abandon,…
Bobby Olivier / December 11, 2020

Bailey Bryan Is the ‘Sensitive Bad Bitch’ We Need Right Now

When Bailey Bryan first came to Nashville in 2013, she wanted to be the next Taylor Swift.  As she attended songwriting workshops run…
Bobby Olivier / December 4, 2020

The Most Influential Artists: #8 R.E.M.

As part of our 35th anniversary, we’re naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years. Today, we’re at #8. From Athens,…
Bobby Olivier / November 29, 2020

Miley Cyrus Embraces Her Rock Star Destiny on Plastic Hearts

"It was ALL erased," Miley Cyrus wrote in a letter to fans last month, explaining how the 2018 wildfire that destroyed…
Bobby Olivier / November 27, 2020

Meg Myers on Getting Sober, Writing Her Most ‘Honest’ Album Yet

Coming off tour in late 2018, Meg Myers was depressed and disillusioned, feeling like she’d traded too much of herself in exchange for her two…
Bobby Olivier / November 27, 2020

Ariana Grande Delivers Sultry Yet Forgettable R&B on Positions

Sultry and uninhibited, Positions is Ariana Grande’s first album to unequivocally give no fucks.  Now well beyond the maelstrom of tabloids…
Bobby Olivier / October 30, 2020

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