Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Elias Leight


Monday, October 15 2012

D'Angelo's Grassroots Network of Soul

D’Angelo gained considerable acclaim and commercial success, then vanished. And yet, he still enjoys unprecedented clout for an artist who has released just two albums over nearly two decades.


Sunday, September 14 2014

Sinkane: Mean Love

To a large degree, the last year in music has been about the triumph of the smooth.

Monday, November 18 2013

Sky Ferreira: Night Time, My Time

After years of waiting, Sky Ferreira releases her debut full length.

Sunday, November 17 2013

Blood Orange: Cupid Deluxe

Dev Hynes, who has developed into a venerable pop producer, releases his second album as Blood Orange.

Thursday, November 7 2013

Charlie Whitehead: Raw Spitt

Alive Naturalsound reissues a lost album of political soul.

Thursday, October 24 2013

Darkside: Psychic

Psychic isn’t quite rock, but it does lean more heavily on backbeats, guitars, and occasionally even traditional song structure than any of Jaar’s previous work.

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Quadron: Avalanche [29.Jul.13]
Eve: Lip Lock [30.May.13]
A$AP Rocky: Goldie [24.Apr.13]
Lady: Lady [19.Mar.13]
inc.: no world [17.Mar.13]
Rhye: Woman [12.Mar.13]


Monday, January 23 2012

Etta's Blues: 1938 - 2012

Across decades and genres, you always know Etta James when you hear her; it would be difficult to think of anyone who sang so well for so long. While we embrace the body of work she left behind after passing away on January 20, it’s hard not to imagine how much more we might have gotten from her, if she’d managed to hook up with a label that knew how to handle a peerless voice.

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