Now Now Lonely Christmas

'Lonely Christmas': Now, Now's Sad, Synth-y, Single Anthem for the Holidays

Christmas music isn't my thing, aside from "All I Want for Christmas Is You" - which we are absolutely streaming until we get Mariah Carey her No. 1 this year, darlings - Britney's "My Only Wish (This Year)" obviously and, of course, Hilary Duff's masterful debut, Santa Clause Lane. (Speaking of,…


MUNA Number One Fan

'Number One Fan': MUNA Finds the Bliss in Stanning Yourself, For Once

So, here's the bad news: this life is not easy. Harder, still, is getting through the day without being entirely consumed by your own crippling insecurities and/or anxieties that still need to be ironed out in therapy, which you can't afford right now - let alone taking into consideration the…


The Top Songs of 2017 MuuMuse

The Top 20 Songs of 2017

Surprise: I'm breaking with tradition. As opposed to doing a complete Top 100 Singles list as I've done for the past almost-decade or so (today is the ten year anniversary of MuuMuse, by the way), I've decided to take a different approach. Not because there aren't more than enough good songs out…


MUNA

"Crying On the Bathroom Floor": MUNA's Masochism Is a Dark Dance Floor Escape

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUmk2Hr6sZw Today is an extraordinarily difficult day, but I don't need to tell you that. Music is, and will always be, an essential refuge, and today, out-and-proud 3-piece troupe MUNA (Katie Gavin, Naomi McPherson and Josette Maskin) provided that brief but vital…