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The Best Albums of 2008
18 Dec 2008 // 4:00 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 // 2:00 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 // 5:05 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 // 3:00 PM

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

//Blogs

Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

// Short Ends and Leader

"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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