Wild Nothing: Life of Pause

Wild Nothing: Life of Pause

By Ian King

Jack Tatum’s third album doesn’t chase new horizons so much as it absorbs their reflection into his fondly familiar dream pop bubble. 11 Feb 2016 // 2:30 AM

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As a mainstream DC book, Fallen Angel seemed doomed from the start.

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Beyoncé and When Music Writing Becomes Activism

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