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The National’s long path to fame

The National has been in the slow lane to fame for more than a decade. Recent fans might be surprised that their 2013 Gr...

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Satelliti merges jazz with other genres

Though music has been a constant in human life for thousands of years, the means by which music has been created have co...

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‘Anatomy of a Moment’ highlights improvised art

Collaborations between improvisational artists are nothing if not unpredictable. That is, of course, the nature of the m...

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‘Julia With Blue Jeans On’ highlights strong vocals and piano play

Wolf Parade was one of the better bands to emerge from the Montreal indie rock scene in the mid to late 2000s. Since it ...

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‘Black Radio 2′ makes for excellent music

Last year, accomplished pianist Robert Glasper put out “Black Radio,” an album that acted as a colorful and musicall...

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Eminem proves seniority with ‘MMLP2′

This year has certainly been a good year for returning rap artists. With Kanye West’s “Yeezus” and Jay-Z’...

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Arcade Fire’s ‘Reflektor’ derivative and dull

God bless U2. Perhaps the last rock band to achieve universal cultural relevance, they have spawned a veritable army of ...

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Teen singer Lorde impresses with her unique debut

Needless to say, it has been a good year for female artists in the music industry so far. 16-year-old, New Zealand nativ...

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Shad’s ‘Flying Colours’ loses momentum

Shad has always had a flare for quiet and ornate production, using plenty of acoustic and electric instrumentation in ad...

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Appealing ‘Bones’ from CHVRCHES

Contemporary music culture of an accessibly underground sort, embodied in web formed by publications like Pitchfork, the...