Review: Father John Misty’s ‘God’s Favorite Customer’ Is a Lennon-esque Pleasure

In its piano-ballad gait, baroque-pop raptures and confessional sting, Josh Tillman's fourth album as the darkly antic Father John Misty often sounds like it was made more than 40 years earlier under yet another name: John Lennon. It's as if Tillman wrote and arranged these songs under the sumptuous, despairing spell of Lennon's early-Seventies solo records, with time off for the late-Sixties

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10 New Albums to Stream Now: Father John Misty, Kanye West, Natalie Prass and More Editors’ Picks

EDITORS' PICK: Father John Misty, God's Favorite Customer
Josh Tillman's fourth album under the FJM banner sounds "as if Tillman wrote and arranged these songs under the sumptuous, despairing spell of Lennon's early-Seventies solo records, with time off for the late-Sixties Zombies and the Beach Boys' Sunflower," writes David Fricke. 
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Spotify’s ‘Hateful Conduct’ Policy Is Officially Dead

However well-intentioned it may have been, Spotify's controversial policy to reduce "hate content and hateful conduct" on the streaming platform was short-lived. The company announced Friday that while its policy against hate content remains in place, it will not "play judge and jury" when it comes to artist conduct.

The brief timeline of events goes like this: Early in May, Spotify

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Love Shacks, Rock Lobsters and Nude Parties: The B-52’s in Their Own Words

"We didn't have a goal of what we wanted to sound like when we started out," says Keith Strickland, the multi-instrumentalist behind some of the B-52's' biggest hits. "We just knew we wanted it to be fun."

Since springing out of Athens, Georgia, in the mid-Seventies, the group has always been the

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