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The Life of Pablo – Kanye West – album review

“Tell me, all/ Who here can relate?” asks Kanye West during a particularly outlandish, mildly inchoate freestyle rap on The Life of Pablo about personal liberation, trysts with models, and anal bleaching; the … Continue reading

February 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Best Music of 2013: #5-1

Honorable Mentions | 20-16 | 15-11 | 10-6 | 5-1 5) Savages “Shut Up” – Silence Yourself Savages hit me hard this year — their vehemence, their aesthetic minimalism (sonic … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · 10 Comments

Yeezus – Kanye West – album review

John Lennon touched a nerve when he famously claimed the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus,” but at least no one could accuse him of replacing his surname with “the … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

Best Music of 2012: #20-16

More so than ever before, 2012 was a year of astonishing variety in music. From rap and R&B, to indie rock and left-field pop, to dubstep and experimental electronica, 2012 … Continue reading

December 23, 2012 · 3 Comments

Best Music of 2011: #20-16

After 18 years of arranging songs on “best of  the year” mix tapes & CDs based purely on how good they sounded together, I finally gave in to the power … Continue reading

December 13, 2011 · 5 Comments