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El Guincho’s “Hiperasia,” DJ Slugo’s “Cocaine Music,” “Star Wars Headspace,” and Moodymann’s “DJ Kicks.”

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Bowie’s Last Role

by Lucas Fagen on March 19, 2016

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There’s never been an album quite like David Bowie’s “Blackstar” in rock & roll history.

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Justin Bieber, Sex Panther

by Lucas Fagen on February 27, 2016

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The consensus was that this former child star’s career was over; no longer in his target demographic’s age range, he found himself unable to push the same buttons as before, and was prepared to fade, slowly but honorably, from the public spotlight.

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Future’s Dark Period

by Lucas Fagen on February 21, 2016

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Plenty of rappers are prolific in the mixtape world; in terms of sheer output, this Atlanta trap king puts even the absurdly productive Young Thug to shame.

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Vince Staples, Fierce Minimalist

by Lucas Fagen on January 31, 2016

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Vince Staples’s Summertime ‘06 is the hardest album to hit the rap game in a decade, maybe more.

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David Bowie, Prettiest Star

by Lucas Fagen on January 23, 2016

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David Bowie was a legendary art hero, a hot tramp and an honorary young American and a true somebody person. He was a gifted actor who injected every role he played with flamboyant electricity, and he was always playing a role.

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Harsh Ambient Arca

by Lucas Fagen on January 23, 2016

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Arca is a pseudonym for Alejandro Ghersi, a Venezuelan DJ/producer based in New York. He specializes in eerie, glitchy, electronic instrumentals that confound ordinary electronica categories.

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The Portrait of Karen Carpenter

by Lucas Fagen on December 26, 2015

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The Carpenters’ Christmas Portrait is, far and away, without a doubt, quite simply the greatest Christmas album ever recorded.

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Carly Rae Jepsen, Antipersona

by Lucas Fagen on December 19, 2015

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Carly Rae Jepsen is the emptiest pop diva to have released an album this year, and that’s not an insult.

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We are too distracted, too stressed out to listen to music properly. That’s the idea behind Goldberg, the music concert/installation/participatory performance art piece currently at the Park Avenue Armory.

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