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The Big Hurt: Snoop PO'd
Last week, I reported extensively ( ahem , Pulitzer judges) on the bizarre mural of JUSTIN BIEBER found within the favela manse of a Brazilian druglord. However, as I dug deeper into the story this week, I discovered an incredible new twist: the lette
Plus Biebs trades up, Liam tracklists, willcanthear, Hucknall busy, anagrams and headlines
| December 17, 2010
Taio Cruz | Rokstarr
When Taio Cruz sings, "I can't live without you," in "Take Me Back," pop-song conventions tell us he's referring to a lover.
| June 25, 2010
Booka Shade | More!
Booka Shade get back to where they once belonged.
Get Physical (2010)
| May 07, 2010
Asher Roth & DJ Wreckineyez | Seared Foie Gras W/ Quince And Cranberry
Now that Boston boy toy Sam Adams has blown onto hip-hop’s front lines, there’s almost room for original frat rapper Asher Roth to find a respectable position somewhere between the big-indie Atmosphere types and the upper echelon of major-label boom-bap.
School Boy (2010)
| April 09, 2010
Photos: Black Eyed Peas at TD Garden
The Black Eyed Peas bring "The E.N.D." to Boston
Black Eyed Peas, live at TD Garden, February 26, 2010
| March 05, 2010
Y'all come back now . . .
I've always liked the idea of there being some weight to the "nines," meaning: if you're a year, and you're going to perch yourself at the very edge of a decade, you'd better be ready to represent.
Diminishing returns in 2009
| December 30, 2008
There’s something melodious and calm about Will.i.am’s third solo hip-hop/R&B album — but there’s also something boring about its euphonic electro-funk dolor.
Songs About Girls | A+M
| October 08, 2007
The craziest thing about the new Macy Gray record, Big , is Gray’s choice of coiffure.
Introducing the new Macy Gray and Joss Stone
| April 03, 2007
Just like a woman
The new, improved, clean, sober, and buff Trent Reznor is no longer wrestling with downward spirals.
Spring brings new albums from Nine Inch Nails, Arctic Monkeys, Timbaland, and more
| March 15, 2007
Justify my love
Oh, Justin. Even you know that your undeniable charisma and brilliantly executed choreography somehow balance out your post-boy-band status and lack of indie cred. Justin Timberlake on Saturday Night Live, "Dick in a Box" (YouTube)
He already brought sexy back. Now can Justin Timberlake shed his boy-band image and become a music legend?
| February 05, 2007
On the racks: November 21, 2006
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead
Army of Anyone, Joanna Newsom, the Game, (+44)
| November 21, 2006
On the racks: October 24, 2006
Plus Miho Hatori and Arctic Monkeys.
John Legend, Sparta, the Drones, and Albert Hammond, Jr.
| October 24, 2006
On the racks: September 19, 2006
...plus DJ Shadow, Chingy, and Kasabian
Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Fergie, Smash Mouth...
| September 19, 2006
Forward into the past!
Could it be just a coincidence that as I sit here writing this, a grizzled Bob Seger is gearing up for the release of Face the Promise , the Detroit rocker’s first proper studio album in, oh, forever and a day? The Lemonheads, "No Backbone" (mp3)
Oldies and more in the season’s CD releases
| September 14, 2006
Michael Stipe’s not the kind to sit around and let a hurricane destroy the Gulf Coast without calling some friends and putting together a fundraiser.
Together, for a good cause: rock's most insufferable frontmen
| February 14, 2006
For decades now, remixes have been a tool to get pop songs into dance clubs.
Reworking Beck, Bloc Party, and more
| February 02, 2006
Better known for packaging ’60s samba and bossa nova into stylized, radio-ready novelties for the US market than for breaking any new ground, venerable piano wiz Sergio Mendes enlists the cream of contempo hip-pop/R&B (the Roots, John Legend, Q-Tip
TIMELESS | Concord/Picante
| January 23, 2006
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