May 5th, 2010

Jay Electronica Channels Biggie Smalls

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If you’ve read a music magazine any time in the last two years, you’re probably aware that Drake is the hottest new rapper in the game right now.  If you’ve read a music blog any time in that period, you may also be aware that the man pictured above, the elusive Jay Electronica, is the hottest new […]

March 10th, 2010

Pavement Reunion, or Malkmus is God

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Malkmus is God. With all due respect to Clapton and Lemmy, it’s 2010 and bluesy guitar rock and speed metal aren’t exactly in vogue. Meanwhile, indie rock, if we can even call it that anymore, is the hottest thing on the interwebs since LOLcats, and men’s v-neck t-shirts are so ubiquitous that hipsters have replaced […]

February 18th, 2010

A Thin Line Between MGMT and Hate

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The above image is the cover art for Congratulations, the new MGMT album due in stores on April 13th.  If you pre-order now you can get a limited edition CD or vinyl with a “scratch off front cover” and “custom metal coin.”  I’m not kidding.  As for a first single, the group said in a […]

December 18th, 2009

A Beginner’s Guide to Animal Collective

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The web has been inundated with Best of 2009 lists the last few weeks, and before that, we got previews of these lists from the placement of 2009’s music on Best of the Decade lists, which have been coming out steadily since October.  And now finally, over the next few weeks, the print editions of […]

October 19th, 2009

Vampire Weekend 2 – The Sequel

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Vampire Weekend’s self titled debut was one of the finest albums of 2008, and was even recently crowned the 51st best album of the decade by Pitchfork. This was all well deserved in my opinion, Vampire Weekend was solid from start to finish (give it a listen below), included four great singles (“Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa,” […]