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The 5 Best Songs We Heard This Week: Carly Rae Jepsen, Waxahatchee and Tyler, the Creator

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This week, a bunch of return players come at us with surprises. Tyler, the Creator drops two songs that were so stylistically opposed that “revolution” could be applied either of them, and Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes co-writes two of the best pop songs of the past month: Carly Rae Jepsen’s “All That,” and Samantha Urbani’s “1 2 3 4.”

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Tyler, the Creator Is Not a Naïve “Kid” — Chaos Is His Brand

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One of the biggest headlines to come out of SXSW was the arrest of Tyler, the Creator, who allegedly incited a riot during his show Thursday. It was a weird week for the Odd Future leader, whose set at the Mohawk the previous night was canceled following the tragic car crash that transpired outside the club, precisely where many of his fans had been waiting. So it would be understandable to think that Tyler might have headed into Thursday’s show wanting to forget the horrific events of the previous 18 hours, with which he was involved by simply agreeing to do his job. He wil’ed out Thursday in attempt to leave behind Wednesday’s tragedy, but in doing so he nearly caused another.

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Why Do We Still Care About Tyler, the Creator?

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Really, what is there to say about a Tyler, the Creator album in 2013? Wolf is out tomorrow, and you’ve probably already made your mind up about it, whether you’ve heard it or not. For his part, Tyler claims he doesn’t care what reviewers have to say, and neither do his oh-so-charming fans. This is a record that exists as a fait accompli, the creation of someone who’s done a prize job of trolling the music industry for the best part of three years, whose entire career consists of professionally Not Giving A Fuck.
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