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By repurposing the ephemera of their past, the band are saying something about the desperate perishability of the present.
The movement has harnessed the power of spectacle and reminded the country of one of its greatest and most threatened strengths.
If that’s actually what’s going on, Ariana could’ve been clearer about it. Off the top of my head, she could’ve dropped a track called “bisexual”, containing the lyric, “I am bisexual”.
Bell was an openly gay pop star “bubbling up from Boy George and Jimmy Somerville”, in an era when pop stars weren’t openly gay.
Billboard’s removal of Lil Nas X’s country-rap fusion “Old Town Road” from its country charts was heavily criticised. But the rapper’s having the last laugh.
Those of us raised on Tumblr in the early 2000s might experience a sense of déjà vu when encountering Eilish’s brand, but her music is unarguably made from the present.
The National’s revival of the 1982 play reminds us of the compromises that women make to survive in a world built for men.
In her performance as John Proctor, Caoilfhionn Dunne’s gender felt irrelevant – wonderfully so.
Donald Glover isn’t a fantastic dancer, or an amazing singer, or a genius songwriter – but a thousand creative concepts fizz in his music.
He was old and bashed about by time and sickness, words were failing him, yet his body remembered how to move to music.
One of the first mainstream records to acknowledge and rail against the silent conspiracy that existed in our culture.