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Features

Thursday, December 17 2009

The Best 60 Albums of 2009

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2009, highlighted by a bevy of American indie rock juggernauts, the return of a hip-hop master, and a couple of the finest voices on the planet.


Thursday, December 17 2009

The Best Singles of 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

The Best Hip-Hop of 2009

2009 was the Year of the Comeback, filled with powerful storytelling, dense lyricism, and sprawling departures.


Reviews

Monday, February 22 2010

Mos Def and DOOM: 13 February 2010 - Chicago

Mos Def and DOOM's Chicago appearance was a colossal failure, and writer Georg Garret dissects what led to a night of bitter disappointment for fans.


Monday, June 8 2009

Mos Def: The Ecstatic

With his last two albums receiving less than enthused reactions from fans and critics alike, is The Ecstatic really worth getting excited about? Short answer: Yes.


Thursday, August 3 2006

Splendour in the Grass 2006

We drove for 18 hours, but others came from Melbourne (38 hours round trip) and Western Australia (unspeakably far away) to pay their respects to the gods of rock.


Wednesday, November 30 2005

Black Star (Mos Def and Talib Kweli): 28 November 2005 - Washington, DC

What do you do when the mold that breaks the mold needs breaking?


Wednesday, October 27 2004

Mos Def: The New Danger

Mos Def's desire to expand the boundaries of hip-hop is admirable, but The New Danger too often feels like it's taking hip-hop backwards, not forwards.


Blogs

Thursday, April 1 2010

Mos Def Lands on 'Yo Gabba Gabba' (video)

Mos Def makes a "super" appearance on the hip children's TV show Yo Gabba Gabba. Somehow this just doesn't feel like that much of a


Sunday, January 17 2010

Mos Def and K'Naan Live on "Austin City Limits" (videos)

The musical event of the week on TV had to be the Austin City Limits appearance of two of the world's best rappers, the incomparable


Thursday, June 11 2009

Mos Def and the Roots - "Casa Bey" (Live on Jimmy Fallon) (video)

Mos Def joined up with the Roots for a live version of "Casa Bey" on Jimmy Fallon's show this week. Andrew Martin says of Mos


Tuesday, June 9 2009

Mos Def - "Quiet Dog" (Live on Late Show With David Letterman) (video)

Mos Def's excellent new album dropped today and he ran through a smoking version of "Quiet Dog" last night on the Letterman show, rapping and


Tuesday, May 12 2009

Mos Def - "Casa Bey" (MP3 / video)

The video for Mos Def's new single "Case Bey" has premiered on MySpace. The hip-hoppers long awaited new album The Ecstatic will finally see the


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