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Sunday October 24th

Music


Editorial board members Ira Wilder and Caitlyn Yaede live their country fantasies for this week's music column.

Column: Three chords and the truth

"We have hopes that country music will return to its diverse roots, serving not only a white, conservative middle class, but the diverse ethnic and racial traditions of working-class America. In the meantime, the genre that has been bent toward pop, rock and blues now too often bends toward the right."

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Kanye West is seen at "DONDA by Kanye West" listening event at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 22, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo Courtesy of Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal Music Group.

Column: "Donda" delivers ... sort of

"But with missed release dates, the Marilyn Manson and DaBaby association and the general hysteria that surrounds a Kanye release, is it selfish to expect more? If it’s an album coming from the man who made Late Registration, Yeezus, and 808s & Heartbreak, the answer is no. But will I still listen?  Of course. It’s Kanye."

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