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Monday, August 16 2010

Josh Ritter + Justin Townes Earle + Dawn Landes: 8 August 2010 - New York

Two young forces in Americana songwriting made for a pleasant Sunday night on Governor’s Island in New York Harbor.

Thursday, December 18 2014

How Digital Comics Changed the Way I Think About Print

There is no cloud storage for print, making the decision to recycle a bunch of my print comics qualitatively different from my decision to delete a book or title from my tablet.

‘The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress’ Is a Historical Mystery With Panache

The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress is all about speakeasies, gangsters, glamour, and mystery. Best of all? The mystery is a true story.

Wednesday, December 17 2014

When Kendrick Lamar Hits NPR, We All Win

When everyone feels they can be an expert, how do you reassert your ownership over a topic? By waiting for its crossover moment.

Tuesday, December 16 2014

The Best Electronic Music of 2014

The most compelling electronic music of 2014 could be found in thoughtful experimentation and dancefloor-ready fun. But the ones who led the way tended to be pioneers who made their reputations doing just that.

Monday, December 15 2014

Free Speech Came of Age in ‘The Great Dissent’

Thomas Healy offers up a masterful psychological portrait of one of America’s great thinkers, one whose legal opinion would eventually shape free speech in America.

The Best Norteño and Banda Music of 2014

Beware: what follows may contain tubas. Also accordions, clarinets, canned gunfire, protest songs, dance songs, songs about roosters, songs about drug cartels, songs using drug cartels as metaphors to make the singers seem intimidating and/or awesome and/or "authentic", songs using roosters the same way, and amor.

The Best Album Re-Issues of 2014

The music world saw reissues from all over the genre map, spanning classic rock titans to electronic music legends.

The Story of Glyn Johns’ Life in ‘Sound Man’ Is Refreshingly Unpretentious

Sound Man gives you a look through 50 years behind the studio glass with the premier engineer/producer of the classic rock era, without any obsession over fame or status.

Friday, December 12 2014

Counterbalance: Kanye West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’

No one man should have all that power. The 97th most acclaimed album of all time is living in that 21st century, doing something mean to it. Counterbalance has a listen.

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The Best Emo Albums of 2014 (Features) [11.Dec.14]
The Best Dance Singles of 2014 (Features) [10.Dec.14]
The Best Metal of 2014 (Features) [5.Dec.14]
ZOM: Flesh Assimilation (Reviews) [5.Dec.14]
Stalley: Ohio (Reviews) [5.Dec.14]
Vyc Vypyr: A Hero’s Grave Part One (Capsule Reviews) [4.Dec.14]
The Best Americana of 2014 (Features) [4.Dec.14]
The Cream of Cream: Their 10 Best Songs (Sound Affects) [3.Dec.14]
The Best Indie Pop of 2014 (Features) [3.Dec.14]
Skydiggers: Angels (Reviews) [3.Dec.14]
20 Questions: Jen Wood (Features) [2.Dec.14]
The Best Indie Rock of 2014 (Features) [2.Dec.14]
The 10 Best Flaming Lips Sci-Fi Songs (Sound Affects) [26.Nov.14]
Prawn: Settled EP (Capsule Reviews) [25.Nov.14]
Andy Stott: Faith in Strangers (Reviews) [25.Nov.14]
The Bug vs Earth: Boa / Cold (Reviews) [25.Nov.14]
Parkay Quarts: Content Nausea (Reviews) [25.Nov.14]
Restorations: LP3 (Reviews) [25.Nov.14]
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