Monday, March 7 2011
The sly luxury of the xx's debut is present here, but it’s fortified by a full-bodied, slo-mo, nigh-on-backwards, skank.
Sunday, March 6 2011
This R&B crooner shines when dispensing tales of duplicity but falters when he relies on cliché.
Thursday, March 3 2011
Despite his frequent outings for someone who’s barely 20, nothing could have prepared Nicolas Jaar’s admirers or the general listening public for what he's done on Space Is Only Noise.
Sunday, February 20 2011
Blue Songs finds Adam Butler and his crew of collaborators laying back -- turning the dance floor into an ethereal contemplation, unrepentant debauchery, retro revivalism, and slow-burning House.
Thursday, February 17 2011
This is a crucial rap album that deals with, at least in part, the fall-out of the global markets and what that means to both the person on the street and the average suburban dweller.
Tuesday, February 15 2011
While it might not be the best place to start your foray into classic R&B, Wasa Wasa is still a respectable collection, not to mention fun as hell.
Thursday, February 10 2011
Believe it or not, Soulja Boy released a good album. Well, half of one anyway. It's a start.
Monday, February 7 2011
Superfast is the new quick. This duo parties in rapid fire with mixed results.
Thursday, February 3 2011
Now here's a little story, we've got to tell, about the business of hip-hop, you know so well. It started way back in history, from Alexander Hamilton down to Jay-Z.
Wednesday, February 2 2011
Female emcee goes for self with a provocative mix of spirituality and female empowerment.