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Top 10 records of 2010

2010 was full of riches: plenty of terrific albums came down the pike. There are more pop and rock discs I want to make note of, and maybe I'll do so next week if there's room after listing the year's Top 10 jazz titles.
From button-down brainiacs to primal chic
By JIM MACNIE  |  December 24, 2010

VIDEO: The National at the House of Blues | June 2, 2010

The National performing "Slow Show." Click here to see live concert photos by Derek Kouyoumjian  At the National's sold-out Wednesday show at the House of Blues,...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  June 05, 2010

Master crafters

In a perfect world, a great moment in music would come accompanied by a sense of grace, as if it had traveled far and long to reach you here and now. In short: great art is often the product of a lot of work — and work isn’t all that exciting.
The National come back from the drawing board
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 28, 2010