Music

Post image for Fagen’s Critical Catalogue (July 2014, Part 2)

In part 2 of this month, reviews of Lana Del Rey, Sam Smith, Indian Ocean, and Kitten.

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In part 1 of this month, reviews of Celtic Woman, The Fault in Our Stars, The Rough Guide to Indian Classical Music, and Deadmau5.

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Post image for Fagen’s Critical Catalogue (June 2014, Part 2)

In part 2 of this month, reviews of First Aid Kit, EMA, How to Dress Well, and Jack White.

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In part 1 of this month, reviews of Jason Derulo, Skrillex, Linkin Park, and Young Thug & Bloody Jay.

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As the Village Voice’s 41st Pazz & Jop Critics Poll makes clear, Kanye West is the most gifted popular musician of our time. This may sound like empty, generalized hyperbole, and it is. But nothing else would do justice to a man whose renown dwarfs your average celebrity, because West has reached an utterly unprecedented level of acclaim.

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Post image for Fagen’s Critical Catalogue (May 2014, Part 2)

In part 2 of this month, reviews of Drive-By-Truckers, The Hold Steady, and Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars.

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Post image for Fagen’s Critical Catalogue (May 2014, Part 1)

In part 1 of this month, reviews of tUnE-yArDs, Lykke Li, Pharrel Williams, and Rick Ross.

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Post image for Fagen’s Critical Catalogue (April 2014, Part 2)

In part 2 of this month, reviews of Young Money, Kid Cudi, Iggy Azalea, and Nancy Ajram.

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Post image for Fagen’s Critical Catalogue (April 2014, Part 1)

In part 1 of this month, reviews of Karmin, Perfect Pussy, Sunkil Moon, and Todd Terje.

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Post image for Fagen’s Critical Catalogue (March 2014, Part 2)

In part 2 of this month, reviews of Toni Braxton & Babyface, Foster the People, Schoolboy Q, and Real Estate.

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