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Dirty Computer by Janelle Monae
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‘Dirty Computer’ a Futurist Pop Masterpiece

As Monáe weaves together anthemic alt-R&B, acerbic hip hop, and dreamy pop-prog (she even starts the album with a Brian Wilson feature), the common thread is her visionary futurism.

Cinco de Mayo (+1)
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Cinco de Mayo (+1)

Mariachi bands perform traditional and modern Mexican music in Harvard Square on Sunday afternoon in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

No More Names
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No More Names

Samyra C. Miller '21 and Asia T. Stewart '18 sing during the No More Names concert Tuesday evening at The Agassiz Theater in Radcliffe Yard.

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Lostboycrow Overcompensates at Times, Glistens in Other Moments

When Lostboycrow became comfortable, his soul and voice hypnotized the audience. If he can scrap his vision of electronic dance and forge a path into a softer, dream pop arena, his artistry will become more valuable and his concerts will become increasingly complete.

Expectations album cover
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Hayley Kiyoko Defies ‘Expectations’

Kiyoko is back with the perfect combination of relatable lyrics and infectious beats to propel her beautiful and unapologetically queer debut into the pop mainstream.

Odessey and Oracle cover
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50 Years On, ‘Odessey and Oracle’ Provides a Template for DIY Sophistication

Odessey” demonstrates that DIY music need not be defined by scrappiness or invested in changing the definition of musical greatness.

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New Yorker Music Critic Delivers Elson Lecture on Wagnerism

Alex Ross ’90 delivered this year’s Louis C. Elson Lecture entitled “Wagner, Hitler, and the Cult of Art” at the John Knowles Paine Concert Hall on Thursday evening.

Staying at Tamara's
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‘Staying at Tamara’s’ Proves George Ezra Has Staying Power

While Ezra’s unique baritone vocal is his defining feature as an artist, the versatility he displays on “Staying at Tamara’s” proves he has much more to offer.

My Dear Melancholy,
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The Weeknd’s Falsetto Falls Flat on ‘My Dear Melancholy,’

Objectively, the EP is not bad. There are a few catchy tracks, but it pales in comparison to Tesfaye’s previous work.

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Music Tech Co-Founders Seek to Reinvigorate Boston Music Scene

Boston is a special place in my heart. We’re finally talking about innovating music technology here in Boston. I want to give the artists here more bookings. We’d love to reinvest back into this town.

Wale at Yardfest
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Festival as Escape: The Highs and Lows of Yardfest 2018

It’s never a good sign when you feel like the night was front-loaded coming out of a four-hour lineup.

Spring Weather for Yardfest
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Spring Weather for Yardfest

Students enjoy the balmy weather Friday afternoon during Yardfest. Food and drinks were provided at the event and many students ate outside on the steps of Widener Library.

Wale at Yardfest
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Wale at Yardfest

Twenty-five-year-old Washington, D.C. rapper Wale performs in front of a crowd of cheering students in Tercentenary Theater Friday evening during Yardfest. "All you future millionaires, put your hands up," he said during his set.

Violent Femmes Album Cover
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‘Violent Femmes’ Still Sounds Fresh, But Flails in the Age of #MeToo

“Violent Femmes” serves as yet another reminder that cultural touchstones aren’t morally infallible.

Murmur
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Murmur

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