Wednesday, February 8 2012
Rappers have always wrestled with the question of how to succeed in a society where the odds are stacked against them. The biggest difference now is that their middle class listeners have the same worries.
Tuesday, January 18 2011
Slipped Discs continues with the return of a '60s pop heartthrob, the best underappreciated hip-hip album of the year, the resurrection of a legendary '80s band, some great beats from M.I.A. and many more. All records that missed our top 70 list last year.
Thursday, December 17 2009
PopMatters kicks off our annual two-week-long best music of the year feature with the 50 best singles of 2009, highlighted by a trio of American indie rock headliners.
Monday, December 14 2009
2009 was the Year of the Comeback, filled with powerful storytelling, dense lyricism, and sprawling departures.
Thursday, April 18 2013
Back with his first solo effort in over two years, Kid Cudi gets back to his famously atmospheric style of rap. Indicud is an album that is sure to please the Kid Cudi fanbase.
Thursday, April 11 2013
With a diverse lineup, BUKU intended to incorporate the post-industrial vibe as well as the garish festivity of Mardi Gras World, which it pulled off with varying degrees of success.
Monday, April 16 2012
Wonderland highlights both of the highest and lowest points of electronic music over the course of its tiresome 53-minute run-time.
Monday, November 8 2010
This sequel at times plays less like continuation than repetition, mainly about carrying on the mood of the first album, keeping listeners in the same state of mind.
Tuesday, January 5 2010
In terms of a benevolent diva successor in the years to come, Lady Gaga more than fits the bill.
Thursday, October 20 2011
Wale and Kid Cudi end their feud, as the two MCs collab on a new single for Wale's Ambition.
Wednesday, February 25 2009
Kid Cudi (AKA The Man on the Moon) brings it with a semi-artsy, fairly interesting video to accompany his semi-artsy, fairly interesting first single, Day