Review Sunday: Troye Sivan – “The Good Side”

Troye Sivan "The Good Side" Single Universal When I first listened to Troye Sivan's debut EP, TRXYE, almost four years ago—let me just admit it—I was not immensely impressed. The EP contains five songs, but for me, they are just one long, uninspiring song that's barely distinguishable, sung by a typical sad boy. Heavily driven by …

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Review Sunday: Ought – “Disgraced in America”

Ought "Disgraced in America" Room Inside the World Merge There's no other fitting time to be conscious and aware of the world's issues than now when the world keeps getting worse every day. Climate change—California was hit with the worst wildfires and landslides in the same year, it snowed in Florida—the imminence of World War …

Review Saturday: Sufjan Stevens – “Mystery of Love”

Sufjan Stevens "Mystery of Love" Call Me By Your Name (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Madison Gate Records Sufjan Stevens often draws mythical figures or mythical qualities surrounding themselves as symbolism or allegories on his songs. Even his side project with Son Lux and Serengeti itself uses Sisyphus as a stage name. But, this is what …

Review Friday: Pinegrove – “Intrepid”

Pinegrove "Intrepid" Single Dead Oceans / Run for Cover In an interview with Allston Pudding during the release of their stupendous debut album, Cardinal, Pinegrove's Evan Stephens Hall elaborates the meaning of rectangles for the band. According to him, these quadrilateral shapes signify the metaphor of creating art—the bound surrounding art itself, its exclusion, and people's interpretation. Thus, …