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Album(s) of the Year, part 4: Introspective pop

The Music beat’s coverage of the best albums of 2017 continues. These three albums all cultivate introspection and lyrical depth over pop backings. Paramore’s “After Laughter” infuses disco and new wave with meditations on depression, Tyler, the Creator’s “Flower Boy” uses a diverse stylistic palette spanning rap and R&B to reflect on loneliness and Tove…

The wonder of Oh Wonder

On Thursday, Oct. 19, I got the opportunity to see the alt-pop duo Oh Wonder at the Fox Theater, and words can’t express how much I loved this concert. I entered the grand Fox Theater, a beautiful old building ornately decorated with, among other things, two godlike statues flanking the stage. The theater was sold…