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Sunday, December 16 2012

The Best New Artists of 2012

The best new artists of 2012 have remade R&B for the new century, pushed eclectic art-rock in new directions, and kept indie rock and hip-hop strong.


Sunday, December 16 2012

The Best Pop Singles of 2012

In 2012, people -- not just kids -- loved pop.


Thursday, December 13 2012

The Artists of the Year: 2012 Edition

The 2012 artists of the year range from urgent political punk and hip-hop challenging the establishment -- whether political or economic -- to the rise of a new generation of pop divas and forward-looking indie and R&B.


Reviews

Monday, September 17 2012

Carly Rae Jepsen: Kiss

Forget Jepsen's monster smash "Call Me Maybe" for a moment (we know, it's hard). Kiss is a remarkably strong, well-made pop album that works entirely because of Jepsen's talent of a singer. Also, she samples Sam Cooke and the result is amazingly not terrible.


News

Wednesday, September 5 2012

Summer songs 2012: Jepsen, Ocean, Usher

The season of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” is winding down, her so-called “wish in a well” has long been thrown. The addictive


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