Cruise through this index of the Voice's top ten albums from 1971 through 2013, according to its annual Pazz & Jop critics' poll, started by Robert Christgau. The poll has run every year since '71, except for a three-year hiatus after that first year. The prominence of legacy artists on the inaugu ... More >>
You can't really know where you're headed unless you know where you've been. For that reason, we're taking a look back at Pazz & Jop 2012 to drill down into the ballots of contributors and voters who participated. Maybe amongst the rubble we'll find clues about what lies ahead for music lovers in 20 ... More >>
In a recent tweet responding to a follower's assertion that he was a celebrity, the drummer and head Root Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson demurred, claiming he was merely "a personality." The follower had a point, though; according to a website devoted to Quest's blogs about meeting famous people, for in ... More >>
Alicia Keys is still a few albums away from her masterpiece. She'll get there.
Used to be a genius, I ain't lying, booked the numbers didn't need paper or pencil.
Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP
Philly songsmith injects the draggy funk tempos of neo-soul with intellect and honest blues
Peter Boal's latest project (what's next?) and Nicholas Leichter's now-generation dances
Race Matters in New Books on Prince and Hendrix
Sensitive-Guy MC Consults Navel, God, Erykah
The Critics Speak
NYC Streetballers Drive Nikes Infectious Freestyle Campaign
Its All in the Past Now; Money Changes Everything
Shimmy Shimmy Ko Ko Bop All the Way Home
Nervous Rhythms, Chopped-Up Language, Thumping Slapstick Pop