Pop songs from our past selves

Love in Conversation

Music is a vessel to hold our experiences, our many selves. It gives us words (and a drumbeat) for every moment of euphoria and every strain of heartbreak.
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Tunesday: Odd love songs

The day of St. Valentine has come and gone — and with it brings sales on Valentine’s Day chocolates and romantic playlists that are tired and maybe a bit droll. If you’ve exhausted your catalog of old Valentine’s Day standbys (or merely looking to broaden your horizon of love songs
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Top 10 albums of the year

The Daily Cal’s arts staff assesses the best tunes of the year 2012

1. Frank Ocean — Channel ORANGE Channel ORANGE is more than a collection of songs. It is an experience, a story about a crack addict in Arkansas, a stripper namedCleopatra, a rich kid raised my maids, a monk in a mosh pit and a man coping with his religion and
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Fiona Apple enchants and mystifies with new album

What Fiona Apple was up to in the seven years between the release of her third album Extraordinary Machine (2005) and her latest is anybody’s guess. But whatever it was, we are grateful. The Idler Wheel is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You
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