"What is a memory? What launched the study of memory? How can our knowledge of memory serve us in the future?"
A review of Brokeback's "Illinois River Valley Blues" and Hand Habits's “Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void)”
A review of Mega Bog’s “Happy Together” and Sam Skinner’s “Danny Through Junior EP”
A Rubblebucket concert review
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.