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  • 10 years ago | Music News

    Cat Power is the greatest femme misérable in hipster rock. While other sad-slacker singers have waxed and waned — changing course, as Beth Orton did, or dropping from sight like Shannon Wright — she-cat Chan Marshall's moon has ri...

  • 10 years ago | Music News

    "Repackage sex/Keep your interest," chanted vocalist Jon King and guitarist Andy Gill on the Gang of Four's slashing 1979 debut, Entertainment! A quarter-century later, the middle-aged pair chant it again on this set of rerecorded classics, all pe...

  • 10 years ago | Music News

    Jason Mraz's second studio album actually makes something of its uninspired title. From his upbeat, white-boy funk to his clever coffeehouse "Wordplay" to his swooping, Broadway-style ballads, Mraz couldn't cover more bases if his skills had been ...

  • 11 years ago | Music News

    Hot Hot Heat has bet its cred by making this major-label debut endlessly catchy. Sure, catchiness has been a calling card of this Victoria, British Columbia, quartet since 2002's Knock Knock Knock, a Sub Pop EP that marked the addition of guitaris...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez are two-of-a-kind polar opposites. Marketed as bronze bombshells, they've crossed freely between black and white pop realms like few other stars. Their bastardized African-American music has been partly legitimized,...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    This 140-minute deluxe reissue makes a high-priced fetish of aging hipsters' nostalgia for indie rock's lo-fi heyday -- and why not? After all, Pavement was never innocent about its fetishes, and this 1992 debut is often celebrated as these Califo...

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