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April 16, 2007
Super Freaks

CocoRosie’s new CD is more than just the freak-folk album of the year. It’s the album that will make you care about freak folk in the first place.

April 9, 2007
Elegy for Fort Greene

The late-nineties Brooklyn scene is a fading memory, but Robert Glasper can still summon its powerful spirit.

February 5, 2007
In Mod He Trusts

Paul Weller was as punk as Sid Vicious—and more radical. He’s always dressed a lot better, too.

November 30, 2006
A Steady Diet of Coke

Like the thugs in The Wire, the latest crop of rappers turns to hard drugs to fuel their gruesome, operatic narratives.

November 27, 2006
A Man Much Maligned

Seventies dinosaurs are coming back in droves and winning over even the purists. All except Barry Manilow. That is just plain wrong.

November 20, 2006
The Mysterious Diva of Folk Music

Slippery songstress Joanna Newsom talks about the bizarre parallel universe of her new album, Ys.

October 30, 2006
Spiritualized

Arthur puts his faith in the healing power of art. Plus, the dude can sing.

September 18, 2006
The Men Who Would Be Prince

Justin Timberlake and OutKast both drape themselves in Prince’s purple robes—but only one finds a true fit.

July 24, 2006
Ever-Changing-Mood Music

The genre-busting cult musician Theo Bleckmann tries his hand at the great American songbook.

July 17, 2006
It’s a Hard Rock Life

New DVDs about the Minutemen and Luna show indie rock in all its ragged, poverty-stricken glory.

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