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Thursday, October 9 2014

The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 20-1

These top 20 records of the '00s feature some familiar faces, but also several that, over time, have grown more fondly in memory.

Thursday, December 23 2010

The 70 Best Albums of 2010

The year's best albums are highlighted by the emergence of a future superstar, two veteran and virtuoso rappers, and a Dream Team of indie bands releasing career peaks.

Thursday, December 23 2010

The 60 Best Songs of 2010

Sixty slices of musical greatness highlighted by one of the most delightful expletive-ridden hits in pop music history.


Thursday, October 27 2011

Art Endures, Capitalism Degenerates: The Evolving Career of Amanda Palmer

The arts have always suffered and survived in times of economic depression. Amanda Palmer has forged a career that has not only weathered the recession, but rejects the received wisdom of the music industry. Is she an exception to the rule, or an example other artists should follow?


Monday, December 16 2013

Okayplayer Holiday Jam: 9 December 2013 - Brooklyn Bowl, NY (Photos)

Going into their 15th year, Okayplayer celebrated the milestone with lots of great music at its annual star-studded affair led by the Roots.

Tuesday, November 20 2012

Sufjan Stevens: Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas – Volumes Six-10

Silver & Gold is a great present unto itself, and there’s certainly enough here to make the Sufjan completist giddy with glee.

Monday, November 12 2012

Tracey Thorn: Tinsel and Lights

A good holiday album for smart, gentle souls who like fires, sweaters, and evocative songwriting, and who avoid the mall on Black Friday.

Thursday, May 19 2011

Sufjan Stevens: 7 May 2010 - Berlin

Team Sufjan convinced the shy German crowd to rise, dance, and sing along, despite the show being in an old, seated theater house.

Monday, October 11 2010

Sufjan Stevens: The Age of Adz

The Age of Adz is occasionally transfixing, but overall inconsistent.


Wednesday, February 20 2013

Song Cycle "Planetarium" Arrives at Brooklyn Academy of Music March 21 - 24

The U.S. premiere of "Planetarium" by Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and Sufjan Stevens, will be presented at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) March 21

Friday, December 14 2012

Counterbalance No. 110: Sufjan Stevens' 'Illinois'

When the revenant came down, we couldn’t imagine what it was. Turns out it was the 110th most acclaimed album of all time. Sufjan Steven’s 2005 magnum opus is this week’s Counterbalance.

Thursday, October 27 2011

Sufjan Stevens and Raymond Raposa to Perform Original Score October 30th

As part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 150th anniversary celebrations, the documentary Beyond This Place will be presented October 30 at 7:30 pm with the

Monday, November 29 2010

Sufjan Stevens: 15 November 2010, New York

With a dozen musicians, Sufjan Stevens' new foray into electronica became a bold expression of the human condition.

Wednesday, September 16 2009

Sufjan Stevens - The BQE (new album / DVD / MP3 / video)

Sufjan Stevens The BQE (Asthmatic Kitty) Releasing: 20 October Sufjan Stevens' Brooklyn-Queens Expressway-inspired multimedia performance, The BQE, a pastiche of film, music, and hula-hooping, only graced

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