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Superrappin’: 8 Essential Oldest-School Rap Albums

No one knows exactly when rap started. Maestros like Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash imported sound-system basics to the Bronx from the Caribbean through the ...
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Review: Thug Entrancer Nerds Out on the Cerebral ‘Arcology’

Arcology, the sophomore album from Thug Entrancer (a.k.a. Denver sound-clasher Ryan McRyhew), is very nerdy. Look at the song titles alone! “ROM” likely stands for read-only memory, “Arrakis” could ...
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Ariana Grande and Victoria Monét Hope for ‘Better Days,’ Honor ...

Ariana Grande and collaborator Victoria Monét have shared “Better Days,” a melancholy but hopeful new song that looks forward to a less violent future. “During this ...
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The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Birthed Queens of the Stone ...

Everybody’s always called Queens of the Stone Age “stoner rock,” which you’d think would imply throwback turn-of-the-’70s acid-boogola in some sense. Truth is, they haven’t ...
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Michete Plays With Dolls and Minds in ‘Come Get It, ...

If you’ve heard Michete’s hilarious and affecting spoken-word club throwback “Come Get It, Daddy,” you could probably wager an educated guess that the accompanying video ...
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Every Ty Segall Release, Ranked

There are three things about Ty Segall that will probably never change: The San Francisco garage-rock icon is a prolific songwriter, plays the guitar very ...
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When We Were His: Prince’s ‘Dirty Mind’

In the wake of Prince’s death, Bitpopmusic’s staffers and contributors are looking back on some of their favorite albums by the beloved icon. Check back this ...
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Won’t Get Chumped Again

“There never was a plan.” That’s the most frequently echoed sentiment when talking to Chumped, the now-former pop-punk fourpiece, on Saturday night, hours before their ...
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Review: Yoko Ono Risks Accessibility on ‘Yes, I’m a Witch ...

At 83, Yoko Ono is still cooler (and probably more subversive) than you — not to mention most indie artists a quarter her age. And ...
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Descendents Rewind the Clock on ‘Without Love’

If the return of Blink-182 wasn’t punk enough for you, there’s also Descendents’ comeback to look forward to. Hypercaffium Spazzinate, their first album since 2004, is ...