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‘Songs of Innocence’ Review: U2 Talk to Ghosts and Avoid Becoming One

As one media outlet or another undoubtedly has yelled at you by now, on Tuesday U2 and Apple confirmed that 2014 will go down as…
Carl Wilson / September 10, 2014

Ty Segall’s ‘Manipulator’ Is the Album of the Year*

Is California rocker Ty Segall's new double-album Manipulator one of the records of the year? If this were 1974, it might be — on sonics…
Carl Wilson / September 5, 2014

Sorry, Not Even a Beyonce Concert Could Save This VMAs

If there must be an image to sum up the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards that is not Beyoncé standing in silhouette in front of…
Carl Wilson / August 25, 2014

The Winners and Losers of the Summer of Ass

Nicki Minaj's video for "Anaconda," which came out Tuesday, instantly set a standard for asstrological, butterrific, callipygastic, back-door pop fetishism that might be daunting even…
Carl Wilson / August 21, 2014