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Guest lists 2011: Phoenix critics weigh in on the year in music

If there's a theme to our "Best of" lists this year, it's this: There is no fucking theme.
The jams, albums, and mixes that got our writers through 2011
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 23, 2011

Robyn at the State Theatre, January 29

With each of her three 2010 Body Talk EPs armed with a single-of-the-year contender (in the just-slightly-ironic, pop-chart-averse blog-critic sense), it's been hard to ignore Swedish pop star Robyn's status as in indie icon these past 12 months.
Music seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  February 18, 2011
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50 shows to see before finals week

This is a message fromBostonFunShit, the Phoenix's authority on having a good time: Get out of your dorm. Here are 50 ways to have an unforgettable evening this semester.
Pulling an all-nighter
By @BOSTONFUNSHIT  |  January 28, 2011
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Robyn reclaims her identity en route to pop stardom

There are some pop stars for whom every record requires a reinvention of their persona. But what if your persona is just yourself, and you've spent your career rejecting the urge to create controversy to make people pay attention to you? For pop chante
Dancing on her own
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 28, 2011
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Winter live music preview: Tour stops

Ten gigs worth trudging through snow to
Ten gigs worth trudging through snow to
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 31, 2010
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Looking back on 2010: Maine goes red

There were big wins, big defeats, encouraging signs, and disappointments. Here's a look at what Maine enjoyed — and endured — in 2010.
Republicans take over Augusta, Portland cops go online, gay rights stay center stage, and more!
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 24, 2010


Guest lists 2010: Phoenix critics weigh in on the year in music

What consensus?
What consensus?
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 24, 2010

Robyn drops new video, hits HoB tomorrow


Robyn - Hang With Me official video from Robyn on Vimeo.  Robyn’s All Hearts Tour stops at the House of Blues tomorrow night, but the...
By Michael Marotta  |  July 26, 2010
Robyn at the House of Blues

Robyn at the House of Blues


Swedish singer Robyn hit it big in the US in 1997 with the sweet teenage pop of "Show Me Love." Then, after a decade in...
By webteam  |  July 21, 2010
July 27 | Robyn at House of Blues

July 27 | Robyn at House of Blues


Thanks to the cherry-picking approach of the digital-download era, the music industry has basically become a singles' market. So you have to love Swedish songbird...
By Scott Kearnan  |  July 12, 2010
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The perfectionist persona of Natalia Kills

The British-born Natalia acted in BBC television and radio comedies (starting at age nine) before morphing into a musical career that has seen her adopt the stage name Natalia Kills — which describes her lethal combination of dark themes and anthemic syn
Going Gaga
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 01, 1900