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The Best Albums of 2008
18 Dec 2008 // 5:00 PM

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2008, highlighted by the return of British trip-hop legends and some infectious American indie rock by way of the Cascade Mountains.

The Best Hip-Hop of 2008
11 Dec 2008 // 3:00 PM

A return to the mic nine years in the making, a hip-hop supergroup of sorts, and Tom Waits beatboxing: this year's top-shelf hip-hop is equal parts anticipation, teamwork, and wha?!

//Reviews

Various Artists: Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap
26 Jul 2012 // 6:05 PM

Soundtrack makes for a pretty good listen, but doesn't live up to its audacious subtitle.

Q-Tip: Kamaal the Abstract
18 Nov 2009 // 4:00 PM

For all the talk of it as experimental, Kamaal the Abstract satisfies and soothes more than it challenges or questions.

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How It Slips Away: 'The Breaking Point' Crosses Hemingway With Noir

// Short Ends and Leader

"Whether we've seen or read the story before, we ache for these sympathetic, floundering people presented to us gravely and without cynicism, even when cynical themselves.

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