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Elephant & Castle: Transitions

With any debut album there's high expectations. When your previous work has been praised by numerous high-profile publications both online and print, those expectations skyrocket. Transitions somehow manages to exceed them.

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The 2011 Artists of the Year

This year's top artists are a diverse lot represented by two of the world's biggest pop divas, a plethora of critically adored indie faves, some new talents emerging from the hip-hop underground, a couple of veteran Americana acts, and a few alt-rock legends among many more.

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The Best Indie Rock of 2011

A “Best of Indie Rock” list, by definition, will be an eclectic bunch. And the process of culling through what the genre had to offer is a task this year -- the indie world has had a banner 2011.

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The Best Alternative Songwriters of 2011

Some of 2011's best songwriting came from artists whose work could be broadly defined as "alternative". Few of these artists fit the mold of the traditional singer-songwriter, creating music the blurs the lines defining genres.

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tUnE-yArDs: w h o k i l l

Lo-fi folk, avant-jazz instrumentation, dubby funk beats, Afropop shimmy, soulful R&B vocals, hip-hop attitude, riot grrrl politicking -- they're all present and accounted for in tUnE-yArDs' music-without-borders aesthetic.

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