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Friday, Jan 28, 2011
by PopMatters Staff

Mike Skinner, a.k.a. the Streets, has dropped a brand-new mixtape on the Internet. Given Soundcloud’s ever-growing trendy hipness, he has chosen that platform to showcase his latest sounds. The new “record” offers up 14 tracks, including one with Kano. The release is significant because it contains what he claims will be his last recorded “rap” vocal. We shall see on that, young fella.


  Cyberspace and Reds (Deluxe Edition) by The Streets


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Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011
by PopMatters Staff
Bob Marley & The Wailers' last ever concert occurred in Pittsburgh on 23 September 1980 and next week Universal is releasing the deluxe two-CD set documenting the historic show.

Bob Marley & The Wailers
Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, September 23, 1980
(UMe/Tuff Gong)
Releasing: 1 February


Our friends over at MOG have a really sweet exclusive running right now. Bob Marley & The Wailers’ last ever concert occurred in Pittsburgh on 23 September 1980 and next week Universal is releasing the deluxe two-CD set documenting the historic show. If you sign up for a free 7-day MOG trial, you can listen to the album in full right now up until release. Of course, Marley performs all the old favorites too: “No Woman No Cry”, “Redemption Song”, “Jammin’, “Get Up Stand Up” and many more.


SONG LIST
01 Greetings
02 Natural Mystic
03 Positive Vibration
04 Burnin’ & Lootin’
05 Them Belly Full
06 The Heathen
07 Running Away
08 Crazy Baldhead
09 War / No More Trouble
10 Zimbabwe
11 Zion Train
12 No Woman No Cry
13 Jamming
14 Exodus
15 Redemption Song
16 Coming in From The Cold
17 Could You Be Loved
18 Is This Love
19 Work
20 Get Up Stand Up


[Listen to Album]


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Friday, Jan 21, 2011
by PopMatters Staff

The Go! Team
Rolling Blackouts
(Memphis Industries)
Releasing: 1 February (US), 31 January (UK)


Britain’s genre busting Go! Team brings their third album to light in less than two weeks and, yep, there are guest appearances galore. Look for Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino on “Rolling Blackouts” and “Buy Nothing Day”, while Deerhoof’s Satomi Matsuzaki headlines on “Secretary Song”. As is becoming customary these days, there’s a full-prerelease stream, in this case on Soundcloud via Hype Machine.


SONG LIST
01 T.O.R.N.A.D.O.
02 Secretary Song
03 Apollo Throwdown
04 Ready to Go Steady
05 Bust-Out Brigade
06 Buy Nothing Day
07 Super Triangle
08 Voice Yr Choice
09 Yosemite Theme
10 The Running Range
11 Lazy Poltergeist
12 Rolling Blackouts


The Go! Team - T.O.R.N.A.D.O


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Friday, Jan 21, 2011
by PopMatters Staff

Panda Bear
Tomboy
(Paw Tracks)
Releasing: 19 April


Animal Collective’s Noah Lennox releases his eagerly awaited fourth album, Tomboy, under the beloved Panda Bear moniker on 19 April. He’s been busy over the past months dropping singles across a host of labels and this Paw Tracks release will gather these all together in remixed form along with a number of new tunes. A bunch of these songs are available in the 7-inch versions as Soundcloud streams.


SONG LIST
01 You Can Count on Me
02 Tomboy
03 Slow Motion
04 Surfer’s Hymn
05 Last Night at the Jetty
06 Drone
07 Alsatian Darn
08 Sheherezade
09 Friendship Bracelet
10 Afterburner
11 Benfica


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Friday, Jan 21, 2011
by PopMatters Staff

Perennial PopMatters fave Talib Kweli has a new album, Gutter Rainbows, dropping next week and he’s streaming the whole LP right now on his MySpace by way of preview. He’s got tons of help on this one, with guest turns from the likes of Jean Grae, Strong Arm Steady, Sean Price, Marco Polo, and many more. The full tracklist with production credits is after the jump.



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