Re-constructing Lolita with Lana Del Rey
Talking about the Nobel Laureate with Professor Sean Wilentz
A review of Bon Iver’s 22, A Million.
Listen to two or three of the songs off of the album. Pick them from different sections, so it seems like you listened to the whole thing. Also, don’t call them songs. Call them “tracks” or (even better) “cuts” instead.
Their new album, Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not, doesn’t reinvent the band’s sound; however, it does contain some of their best work. This is a natural extension of a long career, not just a cute or tired continuation of it.
Piggybacking off of your cultural criticism
“Punk culture is very atheistic in a certain way, and I never felt like there was really a place there for my Jewish identity. Maybe to some extent people would be into us, but there might be some difficulty in connecting with the traditional punk audience.”
Perhaps it makes most sense to analyze it in the context of Yeezy’s artistry: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010) and Yeezus are reaches, exemplars of a bravado unparalleled by Kanye’s contemporaries; The Life of Pablo is a revision.
Questioning a binary understanding of women as either object or actor, Her portrays women as both.
“Hot Head” is not only an assertion of power but also an investigation into how power works.
In 2012, Grimes proclaimed that she was sick of her own voice.