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Shabazz Palaces: Lese Majesty

Shabazz Palaces: Lese Majesty

Jake Cole July 28, 2014 0

The call for hip-hop to be more “mature” and less materialistic is a simplistic argument fraught with classist and racist landmines. Aside from the polemical nature of the framing, this perspective simply throws too

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The Top 20 Albums of 2011

The Top 20 Albums of 2011

Spectrum Culture Staff December 15, 2011 0

20. Fucked Up – David Comes to Life [Matador] The most ambitious band to vaguely fit under the description of “hardcore punk” since Refused dissolved, Toronto sextet Fucked Up have outdone themselves with this

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Top 25 Songs of 2011

Top 25 Songs of 2011

Spectrum Culture Staff December 14, 2011 1

25. St. Vincent – “Surgeon” [4AD] To know Annie Clark is to love her. The versatile songstress and musician has been making indie hearts melt since her time with the Polyphonic Spree, and her

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Best Albums of 2011 (So Far): You Ain’t Livin’ Until You Hear These

Best Albums of 2011 (So Far): You Ain’t Livin’ Until You Hear These

Spectrum Culture Staff July 31, 2011 0

The year is more than half over with the big push of fall releases to come. But before we get mired down in year-end lists, have you heard all the vital 2011 releases? Some

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Shabazz Palaces: Black Up

Chris Middleman June 27, 2011 0

Shabazz Palaces Black Up Rating: 4.8/5.0 Label: Sub Pop “With the neon in your blood/ You move to find your love,” Ishmael Butler (a.k.a. Palaceer Lazaro, and formerly Butterfly) rhymes on “Recollections of the

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Honorable Mentions 2010

Honorable Mentions 2010

Spectrum Culture Staff January 2, 2011 0

Let’s start the year by looking back. Here are our favorite albums that didn’t make Spectrum Culture’s Top 20 of 2010. Each of us is happy to present a record that deserves more attention

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