The Next Mike Skinner Scoop

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I discovered The Streets in an Astana, Kazakhstan hotel room. I was 14 years old, had been in the country for two weeks, and was searching desperately for any reminder of the western culture I had come to miss. I tried watching a Cubs, White Sox game, but quickly realized I couldn’t care less about…

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Beck’s Colors Takes on Modern Pop Full Throttle

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Beck’s cherished originality extends twelve albums before the recent release of his 2017 album Colors.  His hits—from “Loser” in 1996 to “Blue Moon” in 2014—have all maintained the strain that makes him unique: his ability to blend components of different genres of music, primarily acoustic rock and pop. Colors, disappointingly, fails to do this. Instead…

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