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ALBUM REVIEW: Boldy James Steps Out on ‘The Price of Tea in China’

Detroit rapper Boldy James has flown more or less under the radar since debuting in 2011, but chances are he’s on your favorite rapper’s list...

YOU GOTTA HEAR THIS: Omni’s ‘Networker’

One of the great thrills for music fans is hearing a familiar band find their sound. Networker, the Sub Pop debut album from Atlanta indie...

ALBUM REVIEW: Can Soundtracks the Apocalypse on ‘Live 1970’

A bomb detonates. As the initial explosion fades away, the hiss of radiation settles over the post-apocalyptic wasteland that is left behind. A pulsing bass line...

ALBUM REVIEW: Destroyer Returns With ‘Have We Met’

Look. It doesn't take a forensic investigator to scour the depths of my hero-worship of Destroyer frontman and mastermind, Dan Bejar. Exhibit A would have...

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THE UNDERDOGS: Deerhunter’s ‘Monomania’

I’ve previously shared my full-hearted admiration for Deerhunter’s 2010 album Halcyon Digest (twice). It’s a classic, but as with any great band with an extensive...

THE CORNER CLUB: A História do ‘Clube da Esquina’

On March 31, 1964—though some say it happened on the day after—a coup d'etat by Brazil's U.S.-backed military forces pushed democratically elected President João Goulart's...

Quarantine Diary: The Glory of Gil Evans

So now they got me in lockdown. Man is stuck indoors. Nothing to do.  Twenty three hours a day on lock. But as my man Kano would say,...

YOU GOTTA HEAR THIS: Ty Segall Covers Harry Nilsson

There's a lot that sucks about the current state of the world. But it's also been inspiring to witness how art not only finds a...

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ALBUM REVIEW: Boldy James Steps Out on ‘The Price of Tea in China’

Detroit rapper Boldy James has flown more or less under the radar since debuting in 2011, but chances are he’s on your favorite rapper’s list of favorite rappers. On his new album, The Price of Tea in China, the underrated MC links up with The Alchemist...

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