Luke O'Neil

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  • 26 days ago | Music News

    Last week a writer for Pitchfork attended a Purity Ring concert in Melbourne, Australia. Nice. While such a scenario might normally come coupled with some degree of purple musings about synth textures and beguiling atmospherics, there’s little in ...

  • 2 years ago | Pazz & Jop

    Luke O'NeilAt the risk of offending everyone involved in the scene, I must report that 2013 was a stellar year for emo. In most genres, that might be cause for celebration, but as any emo fan will tell you, declarations of affection for and apprec...

  • 2 years ago | Lists

    Trying to figure out the most unintentionally funny songs of all time is no easy task, mostly because that category happens to include all music ever made now. (LOL @ music). But that didn't stop me from trying. To aid me in my pursuit of the most...

  • 2 years ago | Nostalgia

    If I told you a mostly forgotten band from the 90s, one that was already kind of a walking punchline during their heyday in the first place, had come back after 16 years with a Kickstarter to fund a new album, your initial instinct would be derisi...

  • 2 years ago

    On Friday afternoon I got a frustrated message from a fellow music writer. AOL Music, she said, was closing down. Soon thereafter employees of the media property, including Spinner editor Dan Reilly confirmed the news. "Well, we all just got laid ...

  • 2 years ago

    It's a confusing time to be an emo fan. My Chemical Romance recently called it quits, while Fall Out Boy, surprisingly, have the #1 album in the country. That album, however, is a far cry from the sound old heads remember from the Take This to You...

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