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Rosé in 'Gone'

Music Video Breakdown: ‘Gone’ by Rosé

Two years after first recording the track and just over two months after its widely acclaimed debut at Blackpink’s virtual concert, Rosé finally shared the music video for “Gone” on April 4.

"Goodbyes in G"

Goodbyes in G Major

Revisiting the piece helped me remember that even as the days seem to melt together, they’re marching on with the tenacity of Bach’s fastest third movement.

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‘Klara and the Sun’ Review: Kazuo Ishiguro’s Shining Ode to Love

Kazuo Ishiguro's dystopian novel, "Klara and the Sun," reveals truths about memory, identity, and mortality through the robotic eyes of its protagonist.

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‘40:42’ Review: Sam Gendel and Goose Cover Vampire Weekend

When the New York-based indie rockers commissioned two covers of the “Father of the Bride” co-lead single “2021” from saxophonist Sam Gendel and jam band Goose, their only requirement was that each one last exactly 20 minutes and 21 seconds.

Weezer by Brendon Walter

‘All My Favorite Songs’ Review: Weezer Gets Lost in the Music

Weezer’s lead vocalist Rivers Cuomo begins the rock band’s latest track with a confession about his music taste: “All my favorite songs are slow and sad.”

Cover art for Twice's single "Cry for Me"

Twice Surprise with New Single ‘Cry for Me’

Twice’s dazzling renditions of hit singles at the 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards set the stage for an unexpected finale: the brand new track “Cry for Me.”

Album art for Bridgers' "Copycat Killer"

On “Copycat Killer,” Phoebe Bridgers Reimagines the End

It’s hard to tell whether the silence after the end of the lush, emotional 13-minute "Copycat Killer" is untimely or meant to be.

Clara Vanity

Arts Vanity: ‘Your Lie in April’ Saved My Musical Career

A few weeks before freshman move-in, Netflix reminded me that I’d enjoyed “Your Lie in April” years before, listing it under the headline “Watch It Again.” So I did.

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Adrianne Lenker's "songs" and "instrumentals"

Adrianne Lenker’s 'songs' and 'instrumentals' Emerge from the Woods

Recorded in a secluded New England cabin in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, “songs” and “instrumentals” contend with the idea of finding closeness in isolation.

"American Head" Album Cover

The Flaming Lips’ ‘American Head’ Explores Life on Earth

After decades of taking audiences on such far-flung sonic journeys, The Flaming Lips finally feels at home on Earth in their latest release.

Perfume Genius

Perfume Genius Burns Bright on ‘Set My Heart on Fire Immediately’

Perfume Genius’ music blazes with compassion and defiance in equal measure. Listening to his latest album will, without question, set your heart on fire. Immediately.

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King Princess’ Reign Continues, Even at Home

With her innovative and heartfelt Tiny Desk (Home) Concert, King Princess has proven that she can make any space her castle.

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Arts Playlist: Songs for Spring

The ten songs in this playlist capture springtime in all its vibrant, unpredictable glory, so give them a listen for an auditory burst of fresh air.

Ben Gibbard "Live From Home" Still

Five Years after ‘Kintsugi,’ Death Cab for Cutie Is Still Mending Hearts

Each of "Kintsugi"'s 11 tracks offers a transient meditation on nostalgia and regret, held together by frontman Ben Gibbard’s golden voice.