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If the Orwells hadn’t been on your radar pre-David Letterman, chances are now you’re pretty hip to the Chicago outfit’s penchants for a raucous live show and ‘fuck you’ attitude.

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Kanye West’s sixth record is abrasive, alienating and, at times, flat out wonderful — a testament to his continued growth as one of our most compelling musical artists.

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Daft Punk return with their first record in eight years, ditching their computers for a live band to create a towering, history traversing achievement.

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In a career that spans close to twenty years and has produced ten solo albums the career of Nasir “Nas” Jones has seen it’s fair share of peaks and troughs. Breaking out back in 94′ with Illmatic, a debut album which has since been heralded (with good reason) as an all

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As the unlikely member of controversial rap collective, Odd Future, Frank Ocean’s smooth yet progressive take on R&B is a welcomed refresher.  He quickly established a cult following on his mixtape, Nostalgia, Ultra, and had fans impatiently waiting for more.  On his official debut, Channel Orange, Ocean continues to push

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  As Michael Jackson will forever remain the King of Pop, Usher Raymond is on the fast track to taking his throne as the Prince.  On his seventh studio album, Looking 4 Myself, Raymond pushes the evolutionary bounds that have become a staple in popular music.  His smooth, soulful croon

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Oceania is the latest album from Alt Rock royalty The Smashing Pumpkins, or if your feeling somewhat cynical Billy Corgan and his Smashing Pumpkins tribute band. I must admit I went into this record with low expectations, ever since the reformation and reshuffling of the bands line up and Corgan’s

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The story of Bobby Womack is one of incredible proportions, starting off as a guitarist he worked with the likes of Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin before his solo career took off in the late 60’s. Between then and now Womack has established himself as one of the true great soul singers from that era. He’s

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Evocative and thoughtful, Waltzing and Henson’s work on this soundtrack adds sincerity to a comedic examination of the female orgasm — or rather, the birth of the device that branded it.

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Maryland’s dream-pop duo, Beach House, have been critically acclaimed darlings since their self-titled debut dropped in 2006.  The two albums that followed, Devotion (2008) and Teen Dream (2010) were accepted equally as well by fans and critics alike.  Their latest release, Bloom is the band’s most beautiful work to date,

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In 2010, the California duo, Best Coast busted onto the scene with Crazy for You; singing blissful pop tunes about relationships and weed.  Bethany Consentino and her partner-in-crime Bobb Bruno struck a lo-fi chord with music fans and critics alike, becoming darlings within the festival circuit and on summer music playlists. 

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Indie/Dream Pop duo Beach House (Victoria Legrand, Alex Scally) are one of those bands that I like quite a lot, but for some reason there music has never let me in past a certain point. There’s always been something that’s prevented me from moving out of the “friend zone” and

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Despite it being a stellar year for new hip hop, one act managed to stand out more than anyone else in 2011. I am of course talking about the unstoppable force of demonic audio destruction that is Death Grips. The Sacramento unit which consists of Zach Hill, Andy Morin and the undeniable

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Dont make Bruce angry! You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry! Actually, yeah you probably would, I know I do. When The Boss is all riled up about something, thats when you hear the passion just burst out of his music with ferocity. On album number seventeen the new Jersey native has

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Hipster Hop, back-pack rappers and colourful alternatives, these are just a few of the labels that have been attributed to duo Chiddy Bang over the last couple of years. Although a number of those caps certainly fit, there is more to Chidera Anamege and Noah “Xaphoon” Jones than a set

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