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Features

Sunday, December 16 2012

The Best New Artists of 2012

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.


Thursday, December 13 2012

The Artists of the Year: 2012 Edition

The 2012 artists of the year range from urgent political punk and hip-hop challenging the establishment -- whether political or economic -- to the rise of a new generation of pop divas and forward-looking indie and R&B.


Sunday, December 9 2012

The 75 Best Albums of 2012

From forward looking hip-hop and R&B to deep explorations of traditional roots music... from psychedelic pop masterpieces to ruminations on the economy, family, aging and disfunction... from genre-busting electronic music and jazz to rockin' indie... 2012 was a great year for new music.


Columns

Sunday, November 17 2013

Big Is Beautiful: Large Bands, Worlds of Sound

The year 2013 has featured some of the most exceptional and inventive orchestral jazz in years.


Reviews

Thursday, August 30 2012

Wadada Leo Smith: Ten Freedom Summers

A huge, unprecedented jazz/classical masterwork that will take over your life.


Monday, January 25 2010

Wadada Leo Smith: Spiritual Dimensions

A double-disc live dose of a fine avant-garde trumpeter, moving two different groups through waves of music that is lyrical, funky, free, and exhilarating.


Blogs

Thursday, May 29 2014

RBMA - A Night of Round Robin Duets (Photos) & Conversation with D'Angelo (Video)

The Red Bull Music Academy brings unique performances, parties and conversations to New York for a full month since last May. Enjoy photos from the Round Robin and video from a conversation with D'Angelo.


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