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  • 13 years ago

    "Claustrophobic": Somewhere in the disheveled histories of Massive Attack, Tricky, and Portishead, this became the critical buzzword of trip-hop. Don't believe me? Log on to Google, type in "Massive + Attack + claustrophobic," and watch what pours...

  • 14 years ago

    It's always impossible to pin a date on these things, but somewhere in the time line of alternative rock, the scruffy set's preoccupation with guitar noise as an end itself (following the likes of Sonic Youth in the U.S. and Jesus and Mary Chain i...

  • 15 years ago

    "Pop Muzik" by Marcus and "I'm Afraid of Britney Spears" by LiveonRelease are unsubtle attempts at, respectively, collegiate parody and high school alienation. As responses to teenpop from the outside—away from the focus groups and factories&...

  • 15 years ago

    A year ago, someone I work with at the record store played me what was then the latest dance song to take over the U.K. charts: "Sweet Like Chocolate" by a mysterious entity known as Shanks & Bigfoot. "Sweeter Than Chocolate" would've been more ap...

  • 15 years ago

    The packaging of Sing When You're Winning, the second North American release from British superhero Robbie Williams, presents a series of stills that look like scenes from a British football (er, soccer) fantasy, in which every character is Robbie...

  • 15 years ago

    Unless you're regularly tuned in to an urban radio station, it's possible you've never heard of Kandi, the r&b singer. But you're undoubtedly familiar with Kandi the r&b songwriter—in particular her two most famous creations, TLC's "No Scrubs...


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