- Music Reviews
- December 10, 2019
In Space (Omnivore). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Afro Funk Explosion! (Manifesto). Review by Scott Adams.
Chris Catania gets cozy in a fishy alley with Tim Fite, who isn’t Gallagher and doesn’t wear stretch pants.
Brian Colman’s book gives the inside scoop on 36 classic hip-hop albums, all from the mouths of the artists who created them. Lori Bartlett thinks it’s about time.
For the third straight year indie-rock tastemaker Pitchfork Media summoned the masses, including Chris Catania, and delivered a balanced mix of promising upstarts and legends for the Pitchfork Music Festival.
Volume 8 (Epitaph). Review by Troy Jewell.
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Quality (MCA). Review by Matt Cibula.
Boston B-Boy Mr. Lif gives the lowdown on 9/11, the five greatest hip-hop albums, and the state of the world with Bill Campbell.
Mind Elevation (Warp). Review by Rob Walsh.
Steven Drozd, drummer from The Flaming Lips, opens up to Matt Cibula about that damn "Spiderbite Song" (hint: it wasn’t really a spiderbite after all), the success of Yoshimi, and why the real-live Yoshimi might have a reason to be pissed-off about the new record.
Blazing Arrow (Quannum Projects / MCA). Review by Bill Campbell.
All of the Above (Coup d’Etat). Review by Christopher R. Weingarten.
Wanna Buy a Monkey? — A Mixtape Session (Sequence). Review by Julio Diaz.
Got Lyrics? (Weightless). Review by Bill Campbell.
Embrace The Chaos (Almo Sounds/Interscope). Review by Julio Diaz.
Life Is Good (J). Review by Vanessa Bormann.
Stay Human (Six Degrees). Review by Julio Diaz.
Coming off the Spit Kickers tour with De La Soul and Biz Markie to his new album, Like Water for Chocolate, going gold, it’s clear that Common’s message and his hip hop grooves are finally making it to a wider audience. So what is his message? That’s what Nirav Soni found out, as they discussed politics, inspirations, and spirituality.
Music Midtown is a great chance to catch bands you might never get to see otherwise. Frank Mullen took some chances at this year’s festival in Atlanta, and found out what he’d been missing from the likes of Jimmy Cliff, BR5-49, the Jungle Brothers, and Bjorn Again, as well as a pre-Noel Gallagher walk-out Oasis.