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Clara V. Nguyen

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Vampire Weekend "40:42" Cover
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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
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‘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"
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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"
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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

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.

Clara Vanity
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Adrianne Lenker's "songs" and "instrumentals"
Music

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
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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
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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.

king princess boston calling
Music

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.

'Spring Arts Playlist' Image
Arts

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
Music

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.

Ghen Cô Vy Video Still
Arts

Music Video Breakdown: Vietnam Raises Coronavirus Awareness on ‘Ghen Cô Vy’

Instead of “Happy Birthday,” why don’t we all start singing “Ghen Cô Vy” in front of our bathroom mirrors?

“The Runaround” Still
Music

Sufjan Stevens and Lowell Brams Defy Gravity on ‘The Runaround’

With its intricate, overlapping layers of synthesizers, “The Runaround” occupies a strange sonic space, neither acoustic nor artificial.

The album cover for Green Day's album, "Father of All Motherf**ckers"
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Green Day Fights Back on ‘Father of All Motherf**ckers’

The California-based punk rockers’ latest release harnesses the brash flippancy of their early days to bring the new decade an unapologetic dose of ’90s nostalgia.

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