Thursday, November 20, 2014
BY KAREN HUA
“I wanted this shop to be not just to make pretty things, but to be a place where all of that history lives and we can talk about it, not in the abstract.”
BY ADAM THEISEN
One of the best records of 2014 was completely absent from many “Top Albums of the Year” lists. From gatekeepers-of-cool Pitchfork to the young passionate writers here at The Michigan Daily, this stunning, singular, fantastic release got way less acknowledgment than it deserved.
BY ANDREW MCCLURE
If you own a black-as-night Canada Goose down jacket and you don’t live in subzero towns that are mostly white in color, hmm. If you own one and can’t explain what “down” is, you know, the stuff that keeps you warm inside that monolith of a parka, then I likely hold an unfair opinion of you.
BY SOPHIA KAUFMAN
“Agent Provocateur” had one of the most artistic beginnings the show has seen in a long time, which is impressive seeing as part of it involved an unconscious girl being stuffed unceremoniously into a suitcase and left in an alleyway.
BY ADAM THEISEN
Ocean's voice hits notes even higher than Aaliyah’s, his words sounding like unconscious emissions of his most personal inner thoughts.
BY CATHERINE SULPIZIO
Beneath Taylor’s elemental regard for poetry, which strikes the observer as visceral and instantaneous, is a long and winding, self-informed study.
BY ALEX BERNARD
“I have this poem about being on Highway One in California and thinking I was gonna die, ‘cause I was in car crash freshman year and then ever since, I’ve been really connected to ‘I could possibly die whenever I’m in any form of transportation.’”
BY WILL GREENBERG
Weezy fans should be satisfied for a short time with this mixtape. Why shouldn’t they be? Wayne is going beyond the call of duty here so he can only surpass expectations in my eyes.
BY RACHEL KERR
Charli XCX and Rita Ora take us on a neon-filtered, Thelma and Louise reminiscent ride in their new video for the UK version of Charli’s “Doing It.”
BY REBECCA LERNER
While the voice acting and singing appears adequate and the animation looks brilliant, the story line gets lost in the haze of jokes and child-like elves warning that derrières should “prepare to be shaken.