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Nitsuh Abebe

December 12, 2011 |
The Year in Pop

Away from the reinvigorated mainstream charts, icy chanteuses, avant-garde rappers, and old-school punks made exotic sounds.

December 12, 2011 |
Last Dance

The triumph of the mainstream.

December 12, 2011 |
Everyone Loves Adele

Carrying the torch for old-fashioned hitmaking.

November 28, 2011 | The Pop Music Review
Nonstop Pop Machines

Rihanna keeps making music so you’ll not stop thinking about her; Drake, because he can’t stop thinking about himself.

November 7, 2011 | The Pop Music Review
Take a Walk

Lou Reed and Metallica grunt, grind, and bellow out an album.

October 31, 2011 | Intelligencer
They Struck a Chord

Sonic Youth’s impossible domestic ideal.

October 31, 2011 | Feature
Indie Grown-Ups

Are Wilco and Feist our adult contemporary music?

October 24, 2011 | Feature

Matthew Herbert makes music out of unlikely things—pork, beans, parliament—to make a point.

October 3, 2011 | The Pop Music Review
Sentimental Education

Blink-182 evoke nostalgic memories of late-nineties teen life—but now that they’ve grown up, do we still want to friend them?

September 26, 2011 | Intelligencer
Whistler’s Moment

Happy-go-lucky plays well in hard-luck times.

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