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Music Features Archive

December 13, 2010
The Year in Pop

Nitsuh Abebe's top 10 pop albums of 2010.

December 6, 2010
Legend of a Photo

How an iconic portrait began with a photographer’s T-shirt.

November 8, 2010
Long Story Short

How Weezer learned to love their most interesting album.

November 8, 2010
A History of Rap As Literature

The artists who flowed so fine they turned Old School rhymes into poetry.

November 8, 2010
Straight Outta Comp 101

A language dork finally falls in love with rap.

October 25, 2010

Three citizen critics* offer competing takes on noteworthy recent albums. *Special artist edition.

October 18, 2010
The Conversation

Musician Ben Folds and writer Nick Hornby make an album.

October 18, 2010
Princess Crossover

Taylor Swift, pop’s biggest star, is about to release her third album. In December, she’ll be old enough to drink to its inevitable success.

September 13, 2010
And Then There Were Three

Interpol returns after three years, minus one.

September 13, 2010
The Abstract Expressionist

After 60 years of playing tenor sax, Sonny Rollins thinks he just might be getting the hang of it.

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