Articles tagged rick rubin

Kanye West: Yeezus (take two)

Yeezus will be brilliant to some, terrible to others. The truth lies somewhere in between.

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Symbolic Weight & the Def Jam Aesthetic

A coffee table book about rap does not sound too "hardcore" or "gangsta", does it? Well, that's because it's not. What it just might be is sincere.

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Wanda Jackson: The Party Ain’t Over

It's no shock that teaming Jack White with one of the great rockers of all time would yield great results, but the surprise is in how natural they sound together.

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Solomon Burke: Nothing’s Impossible

After four albums of Americana crossover, Solomon Burke reminds us he’s a soul singer by joining forces with the late producer Willie Mitchell.

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Brandi Carlile: Give Up the Ghost

Carlile gets help from Rick Rubin and adds a winning sequel to The Story.

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Fame, Fortune, and a Fat Queer Icon: An Interview with the Gossip

When the Gossip's musical mastermind Nathan Paine began constructing his own unique strain of dance-punk in Portland, few people knew what to make of it. Now, in 2009, no one dare snicker, as his band has produced the most unlikliest of fashion icons and droves of fans.

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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