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

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

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

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In part 1 of this month, reviews of Beck, 2NE1, Eric Church, and St Vincent.

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Yeezus Christ Superstar

by Lucas Fagen on March 16, 2014

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When Kanye West first released My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in 2010, his celebrity had reached its peak, or so we all thought. No album that year dominated as absolutely — critically, commercially, artistically, musically, culturally. Not only did it go platinum, but hip-hop intellectuals loved it.

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Justin Bieber, Ideal Lover

by Lucas Fagen on March 1, 2014

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The most remarkable moment of the Justin Bieber concert I saw July 20 at Boston’s TD Garden occurred before the singer even showed up.

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In part 2 of this month, reviews of Fall Out Boy, Luke Bryan, R.Kelly, Sky Ferreira, and Speedy Ortiz.

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In part 1 of this month, reviews of 2 Chainz, Panic! at the Disco, Jason Isbell, David Bowie, and El-P & Killer Mike.

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Vampire Weekend’s Formal Coup

by Lucas Fagen on February 8, 2014

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Swiping tunes from all over the place and sampling everything from hip-hop to hippie folk, the new Vampire Weekend album demands exegesis.

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In part 2 of this month, reviews of Beyoncé, Blood Orange, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, and Waxahatchee.

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