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Paul Anthony Johnson


Monday, October 10 2011

An Album Found in a Trashcan: De La Soul Is Dead

Listening to De La Soul Is Dead means immersing oneself inside a funny but terrifying universe, where brutality and self-destruction exist side by side with smart-ass jokes and sex talk and good music.


Thursday, March 15 2012

Visionquest: Fabric 61

With Fabric 61, Visionquest mostly plays it safe, delivering a diverting but underwhelming mix that fails to live up to the DJ quartet's considerable promise.

Thursday, March 1 2012

The Juan MacLean: Everybody Get Close

The Juan MacLean's 2011 digital-only odds-n-sods compilation follows the not-especially venerable tradition of such releases by being rather uneven, but still works as a compelling survey of MacLean's considerable talents.

Monday, January 2 2012

Africa Hitech: Do U Really Want to Fight?

In this short follow-up to their album 93 Million Miles, Africa Hitech distills their aesthetic to a compelling essence that nevertheless inevitably fails to capture the chaotic charm of their long player.

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