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No Trivia: The year so far in local and non-local music

No Trivia: The year so far in local and non-local music

“Welcome to reality,” sings Grimes on her electro-soar of a single about coming back from touring or falling in or out of love or whatever, although she spells it ‘REALiTi,’ because Grimes. It is the best song of the year as far as I’m concerned. Yeah sorry everybody, this is another one of those “best of the year so far”-type articles every music critic does, but it’s also an unabashedly personal one. All “best of” lists are subjective, but there will be no illusions that this is weighing in on anything other than my local and non-local music listening habits. Though I think this list ends up saying something about this moment,...

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