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The Artists of the Year: 2013 Edition
26 Dec 2013 // 9:14 PM
It was a year of thrilling comebacks from legends like My Bloody Valentine and David Bowie as well the launch of major new talents like Lorde and Kacey Musgraves. These artists had the biggest impact on the shape of music in 2013.
The Most Disappointing Albums of 2013
22 Dec 2013 // 9:14 PM
This year's list of the most disappointing albums of 2013 reads like the "best of" list from four or five years ago. It shouldn't be surprising how these tides turn, but it always is.
Power Up: Janelle Monáe, Afrofuturism, and Plurality
28 Oct 2013 // 9:30 PM
While most pop singers bounce from one marketable persona to another, Janelle Monáe stands her ground in this Afrofuturist vision she's been creating for about a decade. Other pop artists are tourists; she's building a city.
Prince + Janelle Monáe: 29 December 2013 - Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
7 Jan 2014 // 4:00 AM
Prince's three night run at Mohegan Sun came to a triumphant conclusion on Sunday night. But not before the ladies of NPG and 3rdEyeGirl shared news about two forthcoming, Prince-blessed releases.
Janelle Monáe: The Electric Lady
8 Sep 2013 // 10:05 PM
A redrawing of black, gender and female sexual politics for the 21st century on this brilliantly realised album by one of the world's most innovative and important musicians.
Afropunk Festival: 25 - 26 August 2012 - New York
29 Aug 2012 // 4:00 AM
The completely free Afropunk Festival celebrates "rock and rebellion" with acts like Das Racist, Toro Y Moi, Janelle Monáe and Erykah Badu.
Did Janelle Monáe Out-Gaga Gaga at the Grammys?
14 Feb 2011 // 12:00 AM
Is less more?