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The Weeknd | After Hours

After Hours still revels in The Weeknd’s familiar hedonistic lyrical content, but also evinces an unexpected artistic progression. 2020For the better part of the last decade, Abel Tesfaye has been finding new ways to articulate his carnal desire for drugs, sex, and libertine satisfaction; on…

July 30, 2020
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by Paul Attard Music Pop Rocks

Poppy | I Disagree

I Disagree is a ferocious pop album and a defiant, artistic declaration of autonomy. Just who even is Poppy? There are a few floating ideas, vague assumptions one can make regarding her character based on a few off-kilter YouTube videos, ones that might suggest her…

July 30, 2020
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by Paul Attard Film

Cenote | Kaori Oda

There’s a half-hour experimental short located somewhere in Cenote, one that drops the lame docu- framing device as a pretext for the gorgeous underwater footage shown and is willing to just indulge in expressive, opulent imagery. Until that massive re-editing occurs, left are the…

July 24, 2020
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