Singles were added to the Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics' poll for the music of 1979 issue. Before that, only albums were ranked in the poll, which began in 1971, then stopped for three years before returning for good in early 1975 to recap the music of 1974. Here's a rundown of the top ten singl ... More >>
Hotly hyped Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. had a listening party for his much-delayed album Live From The Underground (Def Jam) last night! It went down at Fight Klub Studios in Manhattan, and SOTC pried out six pieces of information (both pertinent and willfully trivial) about the project, which w ... More >>
F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here. The face of rap in 2010. Photo via MySpace.Here are five compelling reasons why Salem is the worst new band of the year:
In this week's Village Voice, Michael D. Ayers writes our cover story on the National, who make the awkward look cool and despair sound hilarious. Elsewhere, Mike Powell hangs out with creepy chillwave godfather Ariel Pink, Ben Westhoff on the massively divergent fates of Memphis rap crews Th ... More >>
They say there's a fine line between comedy and tragedy. But what about the lines between despair and hilarity? Brooklyn's band of the moment, The National, knows where they lie, and they also know how to blur them, argues Michael D. Ayers, writing this week's Voice cover story: The National' ... More >>
One group won an Oscar and hit L.A. The other did not. Both aim to stay fly.
Dark Meat at last year's SXSW, photo by Rebecca Smeyne See, it's totally lame, don't worry, you're not missing a thing South by Southwest just firebombed everybody's inboxes with a partial list of names playing this year's barbecue-and-booze blitz. A quick scan reveals the midsize marquee names to ... More >>
Major-label hip-hop records in burying-best-track shocker!
Diplo dishes on M.I.A., baile funk, and the Roots