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How Should We Feel About Bieber's New Single?

By EmmaJune 5, 2012
J. Beebs has a new single out, and we're not sure how to feel about it. Help us sort through our emotions! Admiration. JB's voice sounds grownup and beautiful. Disorientation. Intellectually, we know we're at our desks, listening to a new single through earbuds. Emotionally, we feel... More  →
How Should We Feel About Bieber's New Single?

How (and Why) You Should Love One Direction

By ContributorJune 5, 2012
I’m sure you’ve alllll heard the words “You’re insecure, don’t know what for,” and I know what you're thinking. No, I'm not just another 11 year old girl swooning over “You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful.” Really. No, I'm 16 years old swooning over a song called... More  →
How (and Why) You Should Love One Direction

Building the Perfect Summer Playlist

By ShivaniMay 31, 2012
Making the perfect playlist is as essential to an awesome summer as answering the question of whether to rock aviators or Wayfarers. While it may seem trivial in the grand scheme of things, the music that defines a summer will remind you exactly what went... More  →
Building the Perfect Summer Playlist

The Hit List: Mutemath

By ContributorMay 31, 2012
Yes, my friends, I'm back on the Hit List! I think I've had a long enough break, and I'm bringing it back. I've noticed that you guys really haven't expressed a ton of interest in the really, really hipster bands I write about, so this... More  →
The Hit List: Mutemath

The Hit List: Jonathan Coulton

By ContributorMay 7, 2012
As my answer to Metalhead's call for more Hit List posts, I give you internet super-star Jonathan Coulton. You may already know of his work: he's the guy who wrote Still Alive for the game Portal, then Want You Gone for... More  →
The Hit List: Jonathan Coulton

Five MORE Albums I'm Really Excited For

By ContributorApril 30, 2012
Yes, Sparklers, there's music out there that's actually worth listening to (as opposed to Justin Beiber's latest hit.) I did a post on five albums that I was really excited for back in January, and most of those albums turned out... More  →
Five MORE Albums I'm Really Excited For

Dudes, Do NOT Dedicate These Love Songs to Your Crush

By Melissa AlbertApril 30, 2012
A guy with a guitar thinks he can get away with saying anything. But just because you put a back-beat to it, doesn't mean it's what a girl wants to hear. We will run away laughing (or, in one case, crying) from any guy who... More  →
Dudes, Do NOT Dedicate These Love Songs to Your Crush

5 Geeky/Wacky/Adorable Music Videos You Need To See Right Now

By Brandon SpecktorApril 27, 2012
As of next week, 2012 is officially 1/4 over. We know! We're already starting to miss it, too. So in honor of our vanishing time on this planet, we went to a happy place called YouTube to remind ourselves of all the great music videos that've massaged... More  →
5 Geeky/Wacky/Adorable Music Videos You Need To See Right Now

The Big Fat Lebanese Playlist

By Jennifer GrudzieckiApril 27, 2012
bookweirm sent in this wonderful playlist of Lebanese music. Get ready for a trip around the world! -- Sparkitors Hey Sparkle-glutei-maximi. Get your translators out; this requires some intense explanation! I present to you the romantic, the danceable, and the songs-with-video clips-that-are-actually-movies-that-I-dunno-what-to-call. Translations suck because... More  →
The Big Fat Lebanese Playlist

Ear Plug: A New MindHut Series!

By Michael VerityApril 27, 2012
We get a solid three dozen emails a day from music hacks, flacks, and spinsters, pitching us the latest news on the next big thing. Not everybody makes the grade (nobody needs to hear a singer who combines the bombastic rhythms of Nicki Minaj with... More  →
Ear Plug: A New MindHut Series!