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24 Jan 2011 // 9:56 PM

Christina Martin: I Can Too

Vocal excellence and musical craftsmanship combine for the front end of this powerhouse's album.

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‘Michael Jackson’s Vision’ Into the Future

The Moonwalker's short films are brought together here in a single collection. Are you still down with Michael? Are you down? Are you bad?!

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22 Dec 2010 // 4:30 AM

The Year in Music: March 2010

Records were broken and notable songs were released in March 2010, which is the latest focus of our look at the year’s biggest events in

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11 Nov 2010 // 6:34 AM

The Top Ten Pop Culture Podcasts

The exhilarating world of podcasting opens up new opportunities for pop culture analysis in the relatively young medium. Here is a list of ten particularly rewarding podcasts covering the worlds of film, television, music, and literature.

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27 Oct 2010 // 3:03 AM

Kanye West is making mini-movies now like Michael Jackson did once upon a time. Who says the music video is dead.

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Those Flashing Lights… Kanye West and Lady Gaga

The Yahoo! commercial set to Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights” shows a young office drone escaping his dull gray world via a purple door bearing

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Ultimate Fakebook Release Free Full-Length Album

Power-pop favorites Ultimate Fakebook release their first full-length album since their seven-year hiatus. Daydream Radio is Smiling Static is a collection of lost recordings from 200

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‘Jass’ Gives You the Feel for Early American History

Take a tour of Storyville where Jazz began and murder prevails, bringing in the likes of David Fulmer's hero who is as good at solving crime as he's crippled by his love of an irresistible whore.

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Paranoid Android: Is Music the Opiate of the iPod-Owning Masses?

Wherein our curmudgeonly record shop owner realizes that his store with its bins full of vinyl was his own personal iPod long before the iPod was ever invented.

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An Impressive Group of Artists Attempt to Explain our Essential Bond With the Beat

Even the most eloquent speakers struggle to truly describe their unending passion for music.

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‘To Have & To Hold’ Celebrates the Love of All Things Vinyl… As in Records

A little less than a year ago, PopMatters columnist Rob Horning eloquently revisited “the listening conditions of (his) 11-year-old self” in a piece that celebrated

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People place a log of baggage and lazy description in the word “old school” in hip-hop. It’s a way to insult someone’s credibility,

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Kanye West: VH1 Storytellers

This live album serves as a reminder of the irritating truth that gets obscured by all of the grandstanding boorishness: Kanye West is one hell of a pop music artist.

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Cracked Media: The Sound of Malfunction by Caleb Kelly

Kelly's study provides access to some fascinating theories of, and experiments in, the "wrong" uses of technology as explored by some important sound artists of the phonographic era.

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12 Nov 2009 // 10:10 AM

Kanye West did not crash Taylor Swift’s party at this awards show. In fact, the Country Music Association Awards not only honored Swift on

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Bell Horses: The Loves Last Time

For better or worse, Bell Horses debut of melancholy electro-pop goes down like water and acts like a sleeping pill.

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Kanye West jumped the shark in a lot of people’s minds when he shanghaied Taylor Swift’s VMA acceptance speech to lavish praise on

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Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro’s first collection of short fiction, though more grounded in everyday experience than his recent novels, is tinged with his sense of the strange and sad, and, new for him, the humorous.

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Why? Eskimo Snow (Anticon) Releasing: 22 September Bay Area art-poppers Why? release Eskimo Snow today on Anticon. This time around, their music has a more folksy

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Kanye West: No Sign He’ll Ever Learn Anything

The reaction to rapper Kanye West’s interruption of singer Taylor Swift’s MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech had snowballed in interesting ways. Even

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