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 >>
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You're right to believe Frank Ocean was robbed by Mumford & Sons for Album of the Year at the Grammys Sunday. But nevertheless, last year was a good one for r&b, one that saw different facets of the genre take center stage. By extension, Frank Ocean is now a household name. And though Kelly Clarkson ... More >>
Imani Uzuri Joe's Pub Friday, June 1 Better Than: Being sad that Alice Coltrane and Cesaria Evora are dead and that Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill don't make albums together. The Gypsy Diaries is North Carolina homegirl Imani Uzuri's second self-produced release, and it proves that major-label suppor ... More >>
Lifetime is doing a Steel Magnolias of color, and I'm all hopped up about the cast. Get this: In the part of Truvy, the salon owner played by Dolly Parton in the 1989 movie, they've signed the formidable Jill Scott.
via VH1VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul Hammerstein Ballroom Sunday, December 18 Better than: Whatever Ryan Seacrest is going to cook up for VH1 Soul. Last night's VH1 Divas taping existed both as a performance and self-contained, 24-hours-out advertising opportunity for its broadcast. (Tonight at ... More >>
With her new album Flesh Tone, the "Milkshake" singer tries on some club-pop
Who to watch for at the Queens reggae blowout, and why
No songs per se, but plenty of deep grooves on Mama Gun's latest
Alicia Keys is still a few albums away from her masterpiece. She'll get there.
Macy Gray soldiers on where her formerly mighty neo-soul cohorts fear to tread
Archaic keyboard yields new innovations and innervisions
Three young divas make soul waters unscary for middle-aged fans
From Soho to Clinton, some dancers are out of this world; others just pretend to be
Biggie's widow aims high, happily clears Jill Scott's art bar
Hip-hoppers battle for identity and the right kind of mobility
Philly songsmith injects the draggy funk tempos of neo-soul with intellect and honest blues
Afropoppers, geezers, Qur'an readers, and Christians invite your participatory discretion
The irresistible pull of the down-low mythuh, storyhooks reporters and their readers
Serious musician demonstrates the virtues of hard work to the Save the Music foundation
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
A Success Story Where the Good Guys Win?
TV Commercials, Old Ravers, and Australian Weirdos Surrender to Chillout's Narcoleptic Bliss
NARAS Sifts Through an Arty Bunch in a Don't-Miss Year
City Kids and Voodoo Stank You Cant Leave Behind
Just Wanna Stay in the Garage (Rhymes With 'Carriage') All Night
Spike Lee Mounts His Revenge on Black Hollywood
Laps and Marco Polo in the Hip Hop Pool