Alan Light Journalist
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Author and music journalist Alan Light is the former Editor-in-Chief of Vibe and Spin magazines, and hosts the daily music talk show "Debatable" on SiriusXM.

13 Articles
about 1 month ago
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'Midnights' Is Taylor Swift's Most Cohesive, Consistent, Revealing LP Yet

More a refinement than a reinvention, the pop pacesetter's most cohesive, revealing album yet confronts her own fame ...

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3 months ago
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'Moonage Daydream' Has Plenty to Show, But Little to Reveal

Knowing what you want to avoid is different from knowing what you want to say, and director Brett Morgen’s meditation...

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6 months ago
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'More Than Just a Song': How SNL Pulled Off the 'Hallelujah' Cold Open

“There was no way to know what the country will be feeling like on Saturday, let alone Thursday or Friday,” said writ...

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9 months ago
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Patti Smith is (Still) Doing the Work

"I think of myself as someone who has the privilege to do this job, and the responsibility, and I do it the best I ca...

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10 months ago
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'Jeen-Yuhs' Is A Remarkable Chronicle of The Making of a Major Artist

If you’re sick of Kanye West, I can’t blame you. But skipping Netflix’s new docuseries means losing out on an unprece...

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10 months ago
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'Janet Jackson.' Is a Frustratingly Incomplete Portrait of a Pop Icon

What the singer seemingly fails to realize in a new, two-part documentary is that telling a story selectively doesn’t...

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11 months ago
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The Weeknd's 'Dawn FM' Is 2022's Album to Beat

The narrative construction is impressive enough; the fact that it’s matched by a similar musical progression is downr...

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over 1 year ago
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Ringo Starr Can’t Bring Himself to Practice Alone

He is, however, reveling in Zoom interviews, praising Taylor Swift’s approach, and falling back in love with the EP.

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almost 2 years ago
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Billie Eilish Is Gen Z's Most Knowable Superstar

She is offering an indefinable, fearless truth that those growing up in the shadow of #MeToo, climate change denial, ...

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almost 2 years ago
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Nothing Has Been the Same Since David Bowie Died. Even His Own Legacy.

Seventy-four years since his birth and five years since his death, Bowie's impact on today's music looms large, even ...

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almost 2 years ago
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Paul McCartney Is Still Making Great Music. So Why Do We Take Him For Granted?

While you haven’t been paying attention, McCartney’s 21st century albums have stacked up to become an impressively co...

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almost 2 years ago
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'Evermore' Isn't About Taylor Swift. It's About Storytelling.

On her second album in six months, the star reaches outside of her own experience with songwriting that has become mo...

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