Shabazz Palaces – Black Up

written by: Kevin Kern on June 17, 2011

Shabazz Palaces isn’t too cool for hip-hop’s flashier indulgences, but the less the listener knows about the artist, the more he or she can focus on the music itself.

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Revisiting a sophomore ‘slump’

written by: Kevin Kern on June 15, 2011

A wider reassessment of Radio Ethiopia’s merits might earn it a spot alongside Horses and Easter, cementing the trio of albums as one of the most impressive in rock music’s history.

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13 & God – Own Your Ghost

written by: Kevin Kern on June 9, 2011

Throughout Own Your Ghost, the collaborators favor a relaxed approach that occasionally borders on hypnotic.

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Fucked Up – David Comes to Life

written by: Kevin Kern on June 6, 2011

Impressively, Fucked Up has bulked up its propulsive sound, effortlessly mixing stadium-shuddering riffs with streamlined punk ferocity.

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Man Man – Life Fantastic

written by: Kevin Kern on May 23, 2011

Never ones for subtlety, Man Man kick off Life Fantastic with the pummeling stomp of “Knuckle Down.” Soon lead vocalist Honus Honus crashes the scene with his throaty yowl.

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Tears for Fears

Head Over Heals

written by: Kevin Kern on May 5, 2011

It’s one of those rare albums that—regardless of whether you’ve actually heard it straight through—you’ve probably encountered almost in full just by flipping through radio stations.

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Adele Rolls Deep

written by: Kevin Kern on April 27, 2011

Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” offers nostalgia at its best.

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Music’s Most Obnoxious Couples

written by: Kevin Kern on April 25, 2011

Hate ’em or tolerate ’em, they’re here to stay, and we’ve got a sweet little list of the music industry’s most obnoxious duos.

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A List for Lent

written by: Kevin Kern on April 11, 2011

In honor of Lent, Pop ‘stache provides a list of notable pop/rock songs that incorporate Christian themes, whether their writers personally subscribe to faith or not.

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Blood Pessures

The Kills – Blood Pressures

written by: Kevin Kern on March 31, 2011

The Kills have returned with Blood Pressures. This offering features a bigger sound than the pared-down No Wow.

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