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The Best New Artists of 2012
16 Dec 2012 // 5:20 PM

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.

The Artists of the Year: 2012 Edition
13 Dec 2012 // 5:20 PM

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.


Run the Jewels: Run the Jewels 2
11 Nov 2014 // 9:06 PM

A bluesy howl of addictive beats, political fury, and hypnotic technique, the sequel to Run the Jewels' triumphant debut bests the original in every way.

The Coup: Sorry to Bother You
20 Nov 2012 // 5:04 PM

On communism's rhetoric of eschatology, and why dick jokes beat slogans.


Run the Jewels - "Early" (video)
15 May 2015 // 6:20 AM

Socially conscious and musically inventive in the way we've come to expect from Run the Jewels, the animated video to "Early" is a real ear and eye-grabber.

Counterbalance: Run the Jewels' 'Run the Jewels 2'
8 May 2015 // 5:48 AM

One of 2014's most acclaimed albums is a dense, challenging effort from two wily veterans. Profanities and profundities abound in this week's Counterbalance.


The innovators of hip-hop
29 Jun 2012 // 12:14 AM

Few would have imagined that one of the most powerful and acclaimed protest songs of the year, “Reagan,” would be about the Iran-Contra scandal of

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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