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Public Enemy: It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back/Fear of a Black Planet (Deluxe)

Public Enemy: It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back/Fear of a Black Planet (Deluxe)

Jake Cole January 13, 2015 0

From a cynical standpoint, deluxe reissues exist to squeeze one last drop of blood from the stone, investing a nominal fee to remaster proven properties and ensure almost total profit over the risk of

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Sleaford Mods: Chubbed Up +

Sleaford Mods: Chubbed Up +

Nathan Stevens January 13, 2015 0

To say Sleaford Mods’ sound is polarizing is a bit of an understatement. Despite comparisons to The Fall, The Streets and other such U.K. groups, there’s no one on earth that sounds quite like

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Various Artists: Shady XV

Various Artists: Shady XV

Owen Duff January 12, 2015 0

There’s a video on YouTube of Eminem and Proof in the Slim Shady LP era hanging out in a car and free-styling. They are in high spirits, interrupting each other, stealing each other’s punchlines

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Wu-Tang Clan: A Better Tomorrow

Wu-Tang Clan: A Better Tomorrow

Colin Fitzgerald January 12, 2015 0

In the months leading up to the release of A Better Tomorrow, the appeal of a new Wu-Tang Clan album was undeniable. Along with being one of the most respected and talented rap groups

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Revisit: KC and the Sunshine Band: KC and the Sunshine Band

Revisit: KC and the Sunshine Band: KC and the Sunshine Band

Pat Padua January 12, 2015 0

KC and the Sunshine Band were to James Brown what Pat Boone was to Little Richard. They took the raw elements of the James Brown groove, building tracks on little more than party slogans

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Ty Segall: Mr. Face EP

Ty Segall: Mr. Face EP

Ray Legendre January 11, 2015 0

At first glance, Bay Area rocker Ty Segall’s new double 7” EP, Mr. Face, appears to be a gimmick designed to provide fans a fresh experience that the four new songs here do not.

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Concert Review: Primus

Concert Review: Primus

Josh Goller January 11, 2015 0

(Photos: Yousef Hatlani) In an interview with Rolling Stone, Les Claypool joked last year that the three original members of Primus regrouped and cut a Willy Wonka cover album in order to sell chocolate.

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Hail Mary Mallon: Bestiary

Hail Mary Mallon: Bestiary

Nathan Stevens January 11, 2015 0

Aesop Rock’s twisted and dense lyrical output has produced a rabid fan base of underground disciples dedicated to unraveling his verses. He’s always had a funny bone, but most of his work has been

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Captain Beefheart: Sun Zoom Spark: 1970-1972

Captain Beefheart: Sun Zoom Spark: 1970-1972

Jake Cole December 11, 2014 0

The stories of Don Van Vliet, a.k.a. Captain Beefheart, dictatorially imposing his will on band members during the rehearsals for 1969’s Trout Mask Replica are legion and need not be repeated, mainly because the

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The Smashing Pumpkins: Monuments to an Elegy

The Smashing Pumpkins: Monuments to an Elegy

Josh Goller December 11, 2014 0

In the run-up to the new Smashing Pumpkins album, Billy Corgan has been squashing old beefs and carving out new ones. The bald-pated alt-rocker may have recently made nice with Courtney Love and Marilyn

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