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The 5 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Kanye #ALLDAY Edition

It’s Kanye’s world, we’re just livetweeting it. This week’s best new music includes the redemption of GOOD Music associate Big Sean (with the release of his third album, Dark Sky Paradise, this week), and also Nick Jonas, who did West proud with a killer “Only One” cover. … Read More

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If You Like Joy, Watch Sam Rockwell Dancing

Sam Rockwell dancing is one of the pleasures of life. No matter what film he’s in, he’s always busting a… Read More

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A Selection of Hitherto Unseen Responses to Famous Songs

The idea of writing a song lyric as a letter is one that’s as old as music itself, but if you’re like Flavorwire, you may have occasionally found yourself wondering: what if the recipient of the song in question wrote back? What might they have to say? Wonder no longer, dear readers, because through the magic of a program that grants access to the the hitherto undiscovered secret archives of rock (aka Photoshop CS5), here are the unseen responses to a bunch of our favorite “letter” songs. … Read More

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Music’s Most Pointless “Catfights”

Earlier this week, in her new Rolling Stone cover story, Madonna said something that resonated with women everywhere: “We live in a world where people like to pit women against each other. And this is why I love the idea of embracing other females who are doing what I’m doing.”

This is especially true if you’re a female performer of a certain status. Even Madonna atoned for her feud with Lady Gaga, telling RS, “The only time I ever criticized Lady Gaga was when I felt like she blatantly ripped off one of my songs [‘Express Yourself’/’Born This Way’]. It’s got nothing to do with ‘she’s taking my crown’ or ‘she’s in some space of mine.’” … Read More

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The Best Quotes From Kanye West’s Tear-Inducing Talk with Zane Lowe

Kanye West set the music world on fire with his performance of new single “All Day” at the Brit Awards yesterday, and today his honest interview with BBC’s Zane Lowe resulted in genuine tears, introspection, bon mots and enigmatic catchphrases. We culled the best quotes below. … Read More

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Flavorwire Premiere: yMusic’s “Music in Circles” Video Mixes Glitch-Art with Modern Dance

For the uninitiated, New York’s yMusic is the go-to group for “orchestral flourish” on indie rock records. Its six instrumentalists have worked with everyone from Beck to Bjork, St. Vincent to Sufjan Stevens, and now, Ben Folds. As announced this week, yMusic will hit the road with Folds this spring for a series of dates in which they’ll perform the album they made together, which is set for release later this year. We’ll get into that in just a second, in our Q&A with yMusic’s CJ Camerieri, a multi-instrumentalist who won Grammys for his contributions to Bon Iver’s sophomore album, and recently toured with Paul Simon and Sting. … Read More

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