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//Features

The Best Albums of 2014
22 Dec 2014 // 7:10 AM

From Polish black metal to mind-blowing progressive R&B and electronic music, 2014's best albums certainly have something for everyone.

The Best New Artists of 2012
16 Dec 2012 // 4:20 PM

The best new artists of 2012 have remade R&B for the new century, pushed eclectic art-rock in new directions, and kept indie rock and hip-hop strong.

//Columns

Pronounced Dead: The Art of Cultural Assassination
9 Jun 2014 // 8:30 PM

Two critical catfights are claiming to have buried art-forms which have shaped our civilisation for decades and centuries apiece. Are they entitled to do that?

I Read the News Today, Oh, Boy
18 Mar 2013 // 5:30 PM

Listening to the NRA's Wayne LaPierre speak around the massacring of children without missing a beat, it's easy to agree with Lewis Black that this century is starting to look just as physically dangerous as the last one—even if, as Steven Pinker claims, it's actually more peaceful.

//Reviews

Taylor Swift: 1989
30 Oct 2014 // 8:06 PM

A 40-foot Taylor Swift stomps through Manhattan in chelsea boots and a pencil skirt, bodegas and halal carts crumbling under her heels, waving one enormous pinky finger to Jay and Beyoncé as they cower in their Tribeca penthouse.

Taylor Swift: Red
30 Oct 2012 // 5:05 PM

More varied in its offerings, but also more disjointed than her previous work, Red sounds like a transitional album for Taylor Swift, as her musical profile undergoes a modern-rock makeover.

//Blogs

PopTalk: The 2015 Grammys, "True Artistry", and Meme Culture
18 Mar 2015 // 3:00 AM

The latest PopTalk podcast takes a look at whether or not, as Kanye West suggests, the Grammys and awards culture in general can or should care about "true artistry".

Guessing the 2015 Grammys
29 Jan 2015 // 3:48 AM

PopMatters predicts a night of newcomers, huge sweeps, and some love for two theme songs from 2013.

//News

Taylor Swift and Daniel Ek debate Spotify: What’s a fan to do?
19 Nov 2014 // 4:35 AM

Taylor Swift and Spotify's Daniel Ek are more alike than they might like to admit, and their arguing of late is starting to get confusing.

Streaming Poses a Dilemma for Musicians and Fans
13 Nov 2014 // 5:15 AM

U2 “devalued its music completely” by pushing it on listeners whether wanted or not. “It sends a huge mixed message to bands that are just struggling to get by.”

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

// Sound Affects

"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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