The Very Best
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//Features

The Best Hopes to Break Out in 2013
1 Jan 2013 // 4:01 PM

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.

The Best Debut Albums of 2009
7 Dec 2009 // 3:00 PM

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

The Very Best: Super Mom
14 Jul 2011 // 4:00 PM

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

The Very Best: Warm Heart of Africa
7 Oct 2009 // 4:00 PM

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

//Blogs

The Big Chill: 5 Great Records to Help You Through Winter
17 Jan 2012 // 11:00 PM

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.

Slipped Disc: The Very Best – Warm Heart of Africa
18 Dec 2009 // 3:37 AM

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

//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Blind Woman's Curse' Is Full of Delirious Action With Swords and Cats

// Short Ends and Leader

"This bewildering, reckless, and captivating Japanese monstrosity is a colorful, widescreen explosion of cross-genre craziness.

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