Top 10 Songs of 2018

The Top 60 Songs of 2018

The year is almost over, and I still loathe lists. In fact, I sat down to do this about seven times and simply couldn't do it. So...I won't. And you can't make me! Instead, I'm choosing to take you through a very cool, urban and interesting journey through my favorite songs of the year in no real…


MuuMuse Top 10 2018

The Top 10 Albums of 2018

Merry Listmas, Merry Britmas and a Happy Hanukkah to you and yours. The year is (mostly) over. Pop music is (mostly) dead. And now, I present to you: the MuuMuse Top 10 of 2018. As a reminder, these are the records that stuck with me throughout the year - for various reasons. I don't care who…


Lykke Li So Sad So Sexy

'so sad so sexy': Lykke Li's Night Drive Through Depression & Dope Beats (Album Review)

Lykke Li's had a bad year. Or two. Maybe more. “I’ve been through some shit," she told The Guardian, succinctly. Specifically, she's been dealing with the exhausting emotional contradiction of a birth, a death and a relationship on the rocks at almost the same time. “I don’t know if many people…


Lykke Li So Sad So Sexy

Lykke Li Gets Sadder, Sexier With 'two nights (feat. Amine)' & 'sex money feelings die'

Lykke Li returned last month, sadder and sexier than ever before with with "hard rain" and "deep end," as well as "utopia" earlier this month. The Swedish dream is at it again with another double dose of dope beats and tearful storytelling ahead of the release of so sad, so sexy next week (June 8):…


Lykke Li So Sad So Sexy 2018

Lykke Li Is Back, Sadder & Sexier Than Ever

Sexy? Yes, yes, yes. The last time we heard from our beloved Swedish sad girl Lykke Li - barring her work in super-group liv - she was reeling in the depths of despair with 2014's brilliant I Never Learn. It's been four years, and while she might not have learned how to shake off the sadness much,…


Liv Boe Martin Hurts to Liv

'Hurts to liv': Lykke Li's Supergroup Searches for Life After Death

Sometimes we forget to live and be loved...'cause it hurts to live. Oof, oof, oof. Lykke Li and company — together known as liv, separately Lykke, Andrew Wyatt and Pontus Winnberg (Miike Snow), Björn Yttling (Peter Bjorn and John) and Jeff Bhasker — have just released another dreamy, melancholy…


lykke li dream awake Boe Marion

Liv's "Dream Awake": A Glimmer of Hope Within a Waking Nightmare

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S6YEJu5HGw I don't remember hearing music on Tuesday. Or Wednesday. I know I listened to something mindless and upbeat walking into work yesterday, but I'm not sure what. I go into a trance when I put on my headphones. It's my escape, to the point where I realize…


Lykke Li, 'I Never Learn': A Heavy-Hearted Opus (Album Review)

Lykke Li is in a dark place. At least, she's not quite the same bright-eyed Swedish songbird we met six years ago on Youth Novels, a record full of innocently quirky pop ditties like "Little Bit" and "I'm Good, I'm Gone." By 2011's Wounded Rhymes, she'd begun to hone her artistry and tap into…


"Gunshot": Lykke Li's 'I Never Learn' Song Is All Sorts of Devastazing

I'll be honest: I lumme some Lykke Li and all, but the first few offerings from her upcoming record I Never Learn — "Love Me Like I'm Not Made of Stone" and "No Rest for the Wicked — haven't particularly tickled my fancy. (I just found them a bit meandering and uneventful...I apologize to all…


MTV Fail? Weighing In On the MTV VMA 2011 Nominees

Another year, another MTV Video Music Awards, which means it's time for a whole 'nother round of Kanye rage and death threats from Britney stans demanding to know whether or not she'll be performing this year. But before we get into that whole mess--it's the nominees for the 2011 MTV VMAs! Last…


Amazing Things I'm Listening to From Sweden, Vol. 4

Fact: The Swedes are a superhuman race sent from the future to make amazing pop music. Due to this undeniable truth, Swedish pop stars you've never heard of snatch wigs from your favorite pop stars for fun -- just because they can. In my ongoing series, Amazing Things I'm Listening to From Sweden,…


Lykke Li Premieres Gorgeous New Video for "Sadness Is A Blessing"

You know when you're out with your dad at some fancy restaurant, and then you're all like: "And another thing, DAD: You never let me do what I want! YOU NEVER SUPPORT MY DREAMS. I've grown to resent everything that you are, and that resentment has manifested itself through the art of fanciful…