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  • 2 months ago | Pazz & Jop

    Anderson .Paak, Malibu Anderson .Paak's musicianship and raw vocals, Maxwell's mature elegance, Beyoncé's angry-wife persona, Bryson Tiller's wistfully whiny sexuality, and Kandace Springs's rich voice and bluesy piano chops showed that the b in r...

  • 2 months ago | Pazz & Jop

    David Bowie, Blackstar Death as performance art. Laurence Station The ultimate trick: Eschew media-induced sympathy, deliver a tour de force, and die as the raves swirl around you. Holly Gleason Sentimentality? It would've been the best album of 1...

  • 2 months ago | Pazz & Jop

    Beyoncé, "Formation" A song unapologetically black, celebrating distinctly black features from Afros to flared nostrils? Yes, please. Empowering doesn't even begin to touch on the magnitude of this track. Nilina Mason-Campbell Some years, "single ...

  • 16 years ago

    OutKast is all about dichotomies and polyglotness. The melding of rap and rock and funk works so well because the generation loving them has grown up on MTV's United Colors of Music, where you get Marilyn Manson, then Snoop Dogg, then R.E.M. in a ...

  • 17 years ago

    Living to Tell By Antonya Nelson Scribner, 319 pp., $24 Buy this book It is a defining quality of all but the rarest of families that what is withheld is often of far greater importance than what is shared. This reticence is at the heart of Living...

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