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Tuesday, January 1 2013

The Best Hopes to Break Out in 2013

The year ahead looks to be an exciting one with the emergence of wealth of great new music waiting in the wings. Will Jessie Ware and Django Django be the toasts of 2013? Will 2013 be yet another banner year for forward-looking hip-hop and R&B? And let's not forget all the great new bands expected to break big in 2013.


Monday, December 7 2009

The Best Debut Albums of 2009

The best debuts are exciting not only for what they promise, but for what they deliver, too. Think of these ten albums not as what could be, but also what already is: the best debut records of 2009.


Reviews

Thursday, July 14 2011

The Very Best: Super Mom

The Very Best follow 2009's incredible Warm Heart of Africa with another free mixtape of eclectic production and Esau Mwamwaya's indelible voice.


Wednesday, October 7 2009

The Very Best: Warm Heart of Africa

Afropop band the Very Best holds the universal appeal and stadium-sized glee of a band like U2.


Blogs

Tuesday, January 17 2012

The Big Chill: 5 Great Records to Help You Through Winter

PopMatters's Corey Beasley can't knit you a blanket, but he can do the next best thing: here are five classic wintertime records to help you through the big chill.


Friday, December 18 2009

Slipped Disc: The Very Best – Warm Heart of Africa

Albums that missed our Top 60 Albums list, but at least one of our writers loves.


Tuesday, October 20 2009

The Very Best - "Warm Heart of Africa (Violens Remix)" (MP3)

Violens have delightfully mashed up the title track from the Very Best's Warm Heart of Africa. Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig sings on the track and


Wednesday, August 26 2009

The Very Best - The Warm Heart of Africa (new album / MP3 / video)

The Very Best The Warm Heart of Africa (Green Owl) Releasing: 25 August (digital) / 6 October (physical) SONG LIST 01 Yalira 02 Chalo 03 Warm Heart of Africa (Featuring Ezra


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