Sunday, January 1 2012
The year ahead looks to be an exciting one with the emergence of wealth of great new music waiting in the wings. Will Alabama Shakes be the toast of 2012? Will 2012 be a banner year for forward-thinking hip-hop and R&B? And let's not forget all the great new bands expected to break big in 2012.
Thursday, December 29 2011
The year's best new and emerging artists range across the musical spectrum from forward thinking R&B to classic soul, from a bevy of exciting new hip-hop talent to great new hopes for indie rock and Americana. 2011 shows that music is always pushing forward even as it dips into the past.
Monday, December 12 2011
Newcomers, giants, throwbacks, and collaborators -- 2011 was the year of diversity, in which rap fans were faced with enough variety to find whatever flavor of hip-hop they wanted.
Thursday, February 23 2012
Shabazz Palaces' Maraire crafts a tuneful and compelling love letter to Zimbabwean music on his solo debut.
Monday, June 27 2011
If this is a hip-hop album -- and that's a big "if" -- then it's the finest one yet this year.