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Alt Press review
01.05.14

NME review
02.06.14

Hypnotic second from Brooklyn electronic duo

The Line of Best Fit review
17.04.14

Nas' debut is reissued again as it turns twenty, and the source material remains the greatest record in hip hop history.

The Line of Best Fit review
18.02.14

Despite some bright moments, the album drifts by rather aimlessly without hitting its mark or leaving much of a lasting impression.

Under The Radar review
19.02.14

Voices is Phantogram's full-length follow up to 2009's Eyelid Movies (EPs have been released in the interim), and the Saratoga Springs duo stays true to its layered, beat-driven...

Insound review
14.01.14

In their second LP, Backtrack has created a fist pumping, ground stomping hardcore record that holds true to their New York Hardcore roots. Lost In Life was produced by Nick Jett...

Punk News review
30.10.13

State Champs showed with the Overslept 7-inch last year that they were a step ahead of the pop-punk game. It left an impression that they were ready to kick it up a notch and...

Spotinews recomendation
17.09.13

Hey again. Let continue with the new album by LAKE. Genre: pop. Enjoy! LAKE – The World is Real Filed under: 2013, Pop

AudioCred review
24.06.13

Anthemic high school rock never cut so deep, but as soon as the reedy vocal kick in on “Start Talking” – the opening track on Aye Nako’s debut Unleash Yourself – you know that...

Punk News review
07.06.13

For The Boats epitomizes the vulnerability and openness that make State Lines such a good band. Their self-titled 7-inch set the stage last year for this record and when it comes...

The Quietus review
18.02.13

Over a peppy, horn-laden Just Blaze beat fabricated from a vintage Kool & The Gang tune, an emergent Jersey City emcee erupted with buoyant youthful hubris about his sexual...

TapeFear recommendation
26.11.12

Desolate fragments of sound and delicate piano shape this superb ambient release from Paul Corley.

Punk News review
04.09.12

Franz Nicolay is possibly too talented for his own good. A multi-instrumentalist, when he finally took center stage after spending time in the likes of the World/Inferno...

Alt Press review
12.10.12

I haven’t been able to put my fingers on documentation, but I’m pretty sure Franz Nicolay is the flamboyant, younger brother of the Mountain Goats’ CEO John Darnielle. Both are...

Spotinews recomendation
26.08.12

Morning. Are you in the mood for a cozy new dream pop album? If yes, please check out Happy New Year! Happy New Year – Happy New Year Filed under: 2012, Pop

Pitchfork review
03.08.12

Back in 2006, an unsigned Brooklyn rapper named Troy Ave, barely out of his teens, appeared on BET's "Rap City" with a video for "Rep It With My Heart"/"BK, BK", a promising take...

BBC review
16.07.12

New York rapper sounds rejuvenated on his 10th solo LP.

Under The Radar review
31.07.12

Over the course of his career, Nas has declined from World's Best MC (back in the Illmatic days) to "oh yeah, that guy" territory (pretty much everything after It Was Written...

NME review
23.07.12

A grimy, back-to-basics return to form

Pitchfork review
20.07.12

Nas has been disappointing people nearly half his life. By now, the passion play of raised and swiftly dashed hopes that occurs whenever he announces a new album has repeated...

AudioCred review
20.07.12

Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones aka Nasty Nas is finally back with his first independent album since his controversial Untitled album (2008). And after taking it all in, I can’t help but...

BBC review
11.07.12

Today, Life Is Good for Nas… but it couldn’t have gone that way without Illmatic.

Pitchfork review
23.01.13

You hear the arthritic rumble of the train. The 100-ton iron horse clacking at 55 miles per hour through the tunnel to nowhere. Stainless steel cars bombed with balloon letters in...

BBC review
19.06.12

The maverick rapper’s latest has lyrical lunacy to spare.

AudioCred review
18.06.12

Do you have over 100 Ralph Lauren Polo articles of clothing in your wardrobe? Do you rep Harlem till you die? You may be a Lo Life and not even know it. But chances are, if you...

Spin review
31.05.12

NY rapper transmutes trad gully to downtown industrial punk, 'cause grit is grit.

Pitchfork review
21.04.12

The Brownsville MC's newest LP puts weight behind the wisdom of age and experience. Fittingly, it's the kind of record that takes a bit of experience to really sink in.

Punk News review
17.04.12

Hey bro, have you heard of this band called Scholar, bro? *adjusts Castro hat for 90 seconds to get it just the right kind of crooked* They're this pop-punk band who write some...

Under The Radar review
10.04.12

It's tempting to compare Zambri to Tegan and Sara. Both bands feature siblings singing about love, loss, and the madness found in between. Cristi Jo and Jessica Zambri's vocal...

Beatnik review
17.02.12

It was ‘Action in the Kitchen’ that did it. Before then, we weren’t all that convinced about Action Bronson. From what we’d heard of him, he was a Ghostface Killah hand-me-down, a...

Beatnik review
02.10.13

It was ‘Action in the Kitchen’ that did it. Before then, we weren’t all that convinced about Action Bronson. From what we’d heard of him, he was a Ghostface Killah hand-me-down, a...

BBC review
13.02.12

A cracking debut of invention and intrigue from the New York-based trio.

Under The Radar review
12.03.12

Young Magic's music bears more multicultural marks than James Franco's passport. Although, even with extensive genre hopscotching, debut album Melt rarely rises above the level of...

The Line of Best Fit review
16.02.12

Taken track by track however, the songs explore deep into layers of glossed production and fill headphones with spaced, sampled bliss. It spills and surrounds with real beauty...

Pitchfork review
14.02.12

From their name on down, Young Magic seem very of-the-moment. Their debut album pulls together West African rhythms, twitchy beats, and the requisite layer of reverb.

Alt Press review
14.02.12

Young Magic have a lot going on throughout their debut full-length, Melt. The New York City-by-way-of-Australia trio tackle more in 11 songs than most bands do in an entire...

Pitchfork review
11.01.12

On Havoc and Prodigy's first recording since the latter's release from prison, Mobb Deep sound unsure where they stand, too proud to change their style and too much of a name...

Pitchfork review
11.12.11

The undeniably talented Queens rapper follows his breakthrough Dr. Lecter with this collaboration with producer Statik Selektah.

BBC review
27.10.11

The Clan sounds lean, experienced and relaxed on a recommended new collection.

BBC review
21.09.11

Rapper’s new album has staying power way beyond any flavour-of-the-month fascination.

Pitchfork review
16.09.11

On their first commercially released album, Das Racist sound unimpressed by their own staggering ability, as if the actual process of making Relax didn't turn out to be as...