Rachid Taha
Features // 2 Articles
Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 3 Articles
//Features

Best Albums of 2006
22 Dec 2006 // 11:00 PM

At long last, the annual rite of passage, the "best of" list... Here's PopMatters picks for the best 60 records of 2006.

Globespotting: Best World Music of 2006
11 Dec 2006 // 2:01 PM

In a year of stylistic cross-pollinations, sounds from around the world come together on Michael Keefe's list of fun and fascinating albums.

//Columns

Shocking the Casbah: The Maghrebi-Noir of Rachid Taha
1 Jul 2014 // 8:30 PM

A furious mix of hip-hop beats, Arabic primal screams and punk-rock guitars, Taha brilliantly battles against the ideologies of both Western and Arab traditions.

Arab Soul Rebels: Punk Among the Beurs of '80s Era France
15 Jan 2014 // 8:30 PM

French-Arab band Carte de Séjour made pop music history with their rousing blend of punk and raï in the early '80s. To date there are no successors in sight.

//Reviews

Rachid Taha: Bonjour
14 Jul 2010 // 4:00 PM

Rachid Taha, after two decades of doing little wrong, has finally made a pop misfire.

Rachid Taha: Rock El Casbah: The Best Of
1 Jul 2008 // 5:00 PM

Like Joe Strummer, Taha's gift is how he radiates -- that charisma, that persuasion, that force.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Can Video Game Mechanics Be “Trashy”?

// Moving Pixels

"Speed is the pornography of video games. Like adding skin to a film, adding speed to a game isn't usually about making the game a more thoughtful experience. It is about exciting its audience's instincts on the most visceral level possible.

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