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DJ Taye Pushes the Boundaries of Footwork on 'Still Trippin''

DJ Taye has created an album built from the wonderfully chaotic footwork genre that celebrates the interstitial moments even in its most conventional tracks.

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In Today's Intangible Economy, Not Seeing Is Believing

Yet another form of inequality has emerged, and solutions are evasive. But to solve a problem one must first define it. To this end, with Capitalism Without Capital, Haskel and Westlake have begun a necessary conversation.

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The 20 Best Electronic Albums of 2017

Electronic music is one of the broadest-reaching genres by design, and 2017 highlights that as well as any other year on record. These are the 20 best albums.

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The Best Hip-Hop of 2017

The hip-hop story is more exciting to follow than a lot of primetime TV as it changes and adapts, telling stories of so-called "minorities". These are the ten albums that we think tell the biggest stories of 2017's hip-hop scene.

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Ready?!: A Conversation with Diet Cig

That our conversation with Diet Cig contained thoughtful, joyous multitudes is of no surprise to those pulled into the band’s orbit, exemplified by the recent album Swear I'm Good at This.

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Soccer Mommy: Collection

One of the strongest young songwriters, Soccer Mommy's Sophie Allison, proves on Collection that her early releases stand the test of time versus new offerings and that the latter hasn't lost the vital factor that made her an artist to watch in the first place.

Politics

Basic Income Is the Future; Basic Income Could Be the Present

The Epilogue to Basic Income correctly identifies that the cause for economic anxiety and stagnation is the “dictatorship of the market”. From this, UBI would inarguably set us free.

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T-Pain and Lil Wayne: T-Wayne

T-Wayne’s greatest legacy will be that even after hearing it, we will still be left with our imaginations to do the heavy lifting.

Interviews

"A Reflection of Your Internal Life": A Conversation with CFCF and Jean-Michel Blais

Fresh off their collaborative EP, Cascades, CFCF's Michael Silver and pianist Jean-Michel Blais spoke with PopMatters about their collaborative process, what to do in Montreal, and much more.

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Charly Bliss: Guppy

Guppy is a special release, proving that all you need is 30 minutes of hooks and riffs sung by a voice familiar the first time you hear it.

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Playboi Carti: Playboi Carti

Playboi Carti does not break new ground, but as an exercise in the millennial id delivered in Cam’ronian laziness, it’s sure a hell of a lot of fun.

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Sam Gellaitry: Escapism III

The streaming era has opened up the floodgates for people looking to make music, but the chief indicator of breaking through is still sheer quality; Sam Gellaitry has that rare quality.

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Mathew Lee Cothran: Judas Hung Himself in America

Mathew Lee Cothran’s Judas Hung Himself in America is a worthy addition to the electro freak-out canon, and a vital album for our time.

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The Marigold Group

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Big Sean: I Decided

Is Big Sean cool? I Decided has done little to sway that to a “yes".

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GOOD Music, Def Jam

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Migos: C U L T U R E

By being made into a meme, Migos have ensured their lasting presence; even without it, however, C U L T U R E will stand as a worthy artifact.

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Quality Control / 300 / Atlantic

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PnB Rock: GTTM: Goin' Thru the Motions

Maybe the album title isn’t such a bad thing after all; when you know what you’re in store for, can you really be disappointed?

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Quality Control, 300, Atlantic

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Empire / Atlantic

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Empire/Atlantic

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Empire, Atlantic

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Sorry House

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