Thursday, December 26 2013
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.
Sunday, December 22 2013
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.
Wednesday, December 11 2013
The best R&B albums of 2013 feature long-time stalwarts and compelling new voices.
Wednesday, June 1 2011
If only the creators of the Spiderman musical had chosen Elvis Costello instead of U2 to create Spidey's soundtrack... While we're at it, here are some ideas for Broadway's next pack of superhero shows.
Thursday, December 23 2010
The year's best albums are highlighted by the emergence of a future superstar, two veteran and virtuoso rappers, and a Dream Team of indie bands releasing career peaks.
Monday, October 28 2013
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.
Tuesday, January 7 2014
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.
Sunday, September 8 2013
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.
Thursday, May 20 2010
Welcome to Metropolis, folks. The year is 2719. It's funky and fantastic, futuristic but retro.
Wednesday, August 29 2012
The completely free Afropunk Festival celebrates "rock and rebellion" with acts like Das Racist, Toro Y Moi, Janelle Monáe and Erykah Badu.
Monday, February 14 2011
Is less more?
Wednesday, September 8 2010
It's safe to say that Janelle Monáe's 18-song epic The ArchAndroid is a near perfect record, effortlessly jumping between musical genres, vocal acrobatics, and
Thursday, July 1 2010
We loved Janelle Monáe's The ArchAndroid. Quentin Huff said, "Welcome to Metropolis, folks. The year is 2719, even though the music is being released in 2010.
Friday, June 11 2010
With little break, Badu performed for nearly two hours, sharing her warmth and passion with a rapturous audience.