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Thursday, December 29 2011

The Best New and Emerging Artists of 2011

The year's best new and emerging artists range across the musical spectrum from forward thinking R&B to classic soul, from a bevy of exciting new hip-hop talent to great new hopes for indie rock and Americana. 2011 shows that music is always pushing forward even as it dips into the past.


Wednesday, December 28 2011

The 2011 Artists of the Year

This year's top artists are a diverse lot represented by two of the world's biggest pop divas, a plethora of critically adored indie faves, some new talents emerging from the hip-hop underground, a couple of veteran Americana acts, and a few alt-rock legends among many more.


Monday, December 26 2011

The 75 Best Albums of 2011

The year's best albums feature sophomore sets from two of indie's finest artists, a hardcore punk opera masterpiece, career highlights from four amazing women in the top 10 alone, new forward-thinking R&B and hip-hop, an electronic Big Album that shoots for the moon, and so much more.


Tuesday, December 20 2011

The Best Indie Rock of 2011

A “Best of Indie Rock” list, by definition, will be an eclectic bunch. And the process of culling through what the genre had to offer is a task this year -- the indie world has had a banner 2011.


Monday, June 20 2011

New Red Star: An Interview with EMA

Adored by critics even as she continues to figure out which ProTools plug-in works best for her. This is the story of EMA ...


Reviews

Thursday, April 24 2014

EMA: The Future's Void

On her second album, EMA looks at isolation and overexposure in the digital age. Fortunately for us she has songs able to match her ambition.


Sunday, April 8 2012

EMA: 14 March 2012 - Toronto

The great trick of the record is that we come away from it with the feeling that we know her intimately. But, could she pull this off onstage?


Thursday, May 12 2011

EMA: Past Life Martyred Saints

Erika M. Anderson from the sadly unheralded Gowns makes the kind of record 2011 needs and deserves, whether it knows it or not.


Blogs

Wednesday, December 11 2013

EMA - "Satellites" (stream)

EMA, aka Erika M. Anderson, formerly half of Gowns with Ezra Buchla, released her excellent, heart-smashing debut, Past Life Martyred Saints, in 2011 and then faded from view.


Monday, February 20 2012

EMA Takes on Bullying in "Take One Two"

Erika M. Anderson, also known as EMA, is a singer/songwriter originally hailing from South Dakota. She began her musical career in 2006 as part of


Friday, October 21 2011

CMJ 2011: EMA + Marques Toliver + Alabama Shakes + Dry the River + Lydia

The High Road Touring Showcase at Bowery Ballroom let EMA's scuzzy grandeur shine, buoyed by a showstopping performance from soulful Alabama Shakes and an engaging set by Marques Toliver.


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