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MUSIC REVIEW: Katy B – Little Red

There is a crew of cool people in the UK who are gaining mainstream popularity within the genre that is lately being described with any combination of the terms electro-soul/R&B/garage/dance-pop, etc. It’s a type of melodic, hook-heavy electronic/dance music that, until recently, had the sort of ‘90s-techno cheese factor that gets banished to the last […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Beyoncé – Beyoncé

In the early hours of December 13, 2013, Beyoncé released an unannounced self-titled album, causing pandemonium among fans, foiling year-end lists of critics and tumblr-geeks, and striking envy into the hearts of lady popstars everywhere. Tweet

DOPE Digest – Vol. 1: Spider-Man, Lana Del Rey, Wes Anderson…

So many wonderful things happen in pop culture each week, but only the best of the best make it into our weekly DOPE Digest. Syvology-approved goodness from wherever we find it. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer BK: By now you’ve probably seen it, but it is definitely worth repeat viewing. The original Spider-Man movies with Sam Raimi […]

I’m Not With the Band: The 1975

The title of this article is only meant to convey the fact that I am not a licensed music journalist. I am totally ‘with’ the band, as the kids say. They rock. Last March I had the chance to see The 1975 at Mercury Lounge in downtown Manhattan. It’s a small venue with space for […]

Celebrating EMOvember: A Third Wave Emo Retrospective (2000-2005)

More and more, we’re hearing about a supposed emo revival. Some might argue that emo (real emo) never died to begin with, and that the so-called “revival” is just a figment of music bloggers’ imaginations. But as EMOvember draws to a close this week, I think it’s important we stop to appreciate some of the artists that shaped our tastes […]

SYVEREVIEW: Lady Gaga – ARTPOP

  The contrarian narratives that emerged from Gaga’s Born This Wayperiod were unfortunate. Many came to view the record as self-absorbed, patronizing, and just plain full of shit in its Messiah Complex posturing. Someone somewhere started the stupid “she’s just copying Madonna” thing (which this blog previously discussed and refuted), and the two colossal personalities publicly quarreled for […]

On Sky Ferreira and Her Incredible New Album

  Sky Ferreira is an interesting figure. I mean, like, really interesting. She grew up family friends with Michael Jackson. She modeled for Calvin Klein. She did a music video with Terry Richardson over a year before Miley. She’s in Eli Roth’s upcoming neo-grindhouse cannibal flick, Green Inferno. She’s dating DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith, with whom she was arrested last month for possession of […]

LIL’ SYVEREVIEWS: The Weeknd, Nine Inch Nails, and CHVRCHES

Man, oh man…a lot of great new music is coming out right now. To be honest, I’m overwhelmed. So, I just really need to get the following off my chest: Tweet