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Late-Night TV Music (We Or Me Edition?) | Jan. 23, 2019

BOCC, Flipp Dinero & Ava Max debate a fundamental issue of our time.

Stand together or go it alone? It’s a fundamental question of our fractured age. And we heard arguments from both sides via Wednesday’s late-night TV music segments. Singer-songwriters Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers obviously favour the collective approach; they’ve joined forces in the new band Better Oblivion Community Center, making their public debut with the strummy folk-rocker Dylan Thomas on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Not sure what to make of the VHS-tape infomercial-style presentation, but the song itself has me sold. Can’t say the same for rapper Flipp Dinero, who clearly took a more isolationist approach in his percussively aggressive jam Leave Me Alone on Jimmy Kimmel Live. But maybe he’s got a point; you never know whether someone is going to be sweet or Sweet But Psycho — like the titular heroine of American dance-pop upstart Ava Max‘s infectious, go-go-meets-Gaga chart-topper, which she presented for The Late Late Show With James Corden. All in all, everyone makes a good point. Let’s open the floor for debate and reconvene here again tomorrow.