JOE PUGLISI

Writer, editor, fan of many tunes. Creative Strategist at BuzzFeed.

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15 Delightful Quotes From Kids To Keep Things In Perspective

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The 15 Best Things About Kickball

For Miller64. 

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Passion Pit, 'Gossamer'

Gossamer is Passion Pit’s most promising and robust release to date. Michael Angelakos has proven that his brain has an impressive cache of catchy, unique melodies to sprinkle with his trademark electronic sauce, instead of relying on the gimmick for the flavor. Once you skirt past the gummy, mass appeal of opener “Take A Walk” — with its oh-so-timely financial-crisis minded lyrics — the world of Passion Pit opens up into something epic and viscous.


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This and That (Tent): Some Thoughts on Bonnaroo

When you’ve attended both Bonnaroo and Coachella in the same year, it’s impossible not to compare their temperament. 

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Trend Report: Coolchella vs. Brochella

After attending Coachella, I took a look at the two defining fads of the fest. 

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Here We Go Magic, ‘A Different Ship’

Here We Go Magic’s sophomore LP— produced by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead)— shows a significant amount of promise in its first breaths. Opener “Hard To Be Close” sets a brilliant stage with its layering. First single “Make Up Your Mind” is springy and supple, the kind of dynamic runaround that can hold your attention for minutes with nothing but a simple riff and the rotating accents around it. It might be one of the best songs of the year. But it turns out this building of layers would be the essential blueprint for all of A Different Ship, and it doesn’t always work. It’s a collection of songs that all feel like a big white room with a variety of colorful characters constantly moving in and out of doors on either end (sometimes a lot of them, sometimes none at all). The problem isn’t the movement (which is always engaging), it’s the base of what we’re working with being too drab to stand on its own when there’s no action.