It happened exactly 36 seconds into the song—a glimpse of the shape of pop to come, a feel of the fabric of the future we now inhabit. The phrase “I can’t break through” turned crystalline, like the singer suddenly disappeared behind frosted glass. That sparkly special effect reappeared in the next verse, but this time a robotic warble wobbled, “So sa-a-a-ad that you’re leaving.”…
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Pitchfork is an American online magazine launched in 1995, based in Chicago, Illinois. The magazine has developed a reputation for its extensive focus on independent music, and has expanded to a variety of coverage on both indie and popular music.