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Last year, there was one album -- Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City -- that united virtually the entire rap-listening public in adoration. This year, no such luck. Many heard my #1 pick of the…   Read Story »
Determining the year's best albums is, admittedly, a subjective pursuit. But even more than an albums roundup, a list of songs is an intensely personal way to sum up a year in music. It is a process…   Read Story »
Back in 2009, South Park aired an episode based around the idea that Kanye West is actually a gay fish, or that he's so insecure that a joke about him being a gay fish would be enough to plunge him…   Read Story »
In 2013, Kanye West's spoken word was more entertaining than most musicians' music. All year, he's been part ego supernova, part prophet, part philosopher, part petulant child, part motivational…   Read Story »
Looks like Christmas is coming a little early for fans of electronic music. Flying Lotus just took to Twitter to release a zip stuffed with, as he puts it, "Ideas+drafts+loops." The best surprise…   Read Story »
"Hold My Liquor" is one of the darkest, most despairing selections on Kanye West's Yeezus, a resplendent lament that somehow synthesizes Justin Vernon's falsetto croon, an autotuned Chief Keef's…   Read Story »
The Grammys again announced their nominations with some extra flash and fanfare this year, flipping the old morning podium announcement into another primetime concert special live from the Staples…   Read Story »
I didn't post one of these lists last week, because Thanksgiving, which meant that we had a ton of worthy videos to choose from this week, and that plenty of them didn't make it. And this would also…   Read Story »
Here's how former Oasis co-leader Noel Gallagher describes his own personal 2013: "Fucking had a shit year. All I've done is sit around the house and become a fucking hypochondriac. Dog-shit year.…   Read Story »
UPDATE: Kanye responded to accusations of anti-semitism in a radio interview on 12/18: "I don't know how being told that you have money is like an insult. That would be like if somebody complimented…   Read Story »