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About Depeche Mode’s New Political Leanings on LP14, ‘Spirit’

David Gahan evoking dictator vibes on new jam, “Where’s the Revolution?;” Photo: YouTube/Depeche Mode The 80s synth-pop pillars Depeche Mode are back with the release of their fourteenth album, Spirit, which came out on Friday (March 17). We wrote […]

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So Here’s Vladimir Putin Singing Radiohead’s ‘Creep’

The Putster being a ‘weirdo’; Photo: @Therealputinofficial1952 Brought to you by the era of “alternative facts” and “fake news,” the internet has blessed us with King Krule Kremlin taking on Radiohead‘s most sociopath lonerism ballad, […]

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Drake Drops ‘More Life’, Rife with References to Drunk Texting, JLo and Ignoring Jay-Z’s Advice

The cover art for Drake’s latest project, ‘More Life’; Photo: OVO Sound/Apple Over the weekend the Toronto rapper Drake dropped his latest project More Life on Apple Music’s OVO Sound Radio and on any of the streaming […]

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RIFF’d: Rick Ross’ ‘Rather You Than Me’

With his ninth effort, Rather You Than Me, Rick Ross has revealed yet another telling chapter in his growing legacy. After several health scares, some of which put his life at serious risk, he adopted a […]

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Teen Programmed A.I. Robot Trained to Rap Like Kanye West

17-year-old Robbie Barrat, creator of the rapping AI program, “DeepRap.py;” Photo: Github The robo-rock future race continues. Hang Su’s Christmas ‘Neural Karaoke‘ machine had 3390-word vocabulary. And was terrifying in its entertainment. But this high school kid’s rapping […]

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BBC Cuts Lady Gaga LGBTQ Lyric, Fans Outraged

Actors perform an edited version of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” on the BBC program, Let’s Sing & Dance For Comic Relief; Photo: BBC/YouTube BBC One has come under fire recently for its omission of lyrics from […]

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Lyricapsule: Ringo Starr Drops ‘Back Off Boogaloo’; March 20, 1972

Testament to Ringo‘s ability to bring something to the solo table, kooky blues jam, “Back Off Boogaloo,” dropped on this day in 1972 quickly became notorious for its supposed cryptic skewerings of fellow Beatle, Paul […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume‎ XI

Neil Young calls it like he’s been seeing it since Mother Nature began to be on the run, a Christian husband-and-wife duo take on the Syrian refugee crisis, Blink-182 pay homage to suburbia and more […]

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Canadian Politician Who Used Beyoncé Lyrics Accused of ‘Culture Appropriation’ By Black Lives Matter

Niki Ashton’s campaign ad (left), Ashton (right); Photo: Twitter/Canadian Press Niki Ashton, a left-wing politician from Canada, recently removed an ad from Twitter that used Beyoncé’s lyrics “to the left” from the song “Irreplaceable” after […]

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Dallas Record Shop Hosts ‘Hip-Hop Book Club’

A digital flier for the inaugural ‘Hip-Hop Book Club'(left) aside crate-diggers at Josey Records in Dallas, Texas (right); Photo: Facebook/Josey Records In the age of reddit AMA’s and internet everything, including yes, our hypocritical selves coming […]

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