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Is It Time to Boycott KANYE?

While contemplating whether or not to boycott Kanye, listen to the soulful, spiritual jazz of Kamasi Washington. It’ll take the edge off, we promise. In this time of great shitiness, when the…

A Brief History of Soul-Punk

Unlike most hyphenated sub-genres, soul-punk isn’t really a collision of two different musical forms. It’s not so much a modification of punk as a reassertion of what’s been embedded in the music…

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The 40: Essential New Music

It’s a great big world, and there’s a ton of…

The Black Experimental Music Mixtape

The Black Experimental Music Mixtape is a monthly mixtape curated…

Cloud Daze: Songs for Daydreaming

Fun fact: Adults spend at least one third of their…

The Top 50 Metal Songs of 2017

These days, metal’s eclecticism runs pretty deep, and in a…

The Top 50 Indie-Rock Songs of 2017

Note: This playlist follows a loose chronological structure reflecting when…

The Top 50 Electronic Tracks of 2017

All my conversations with electronic-music heads have had a common…

The Top 50 Pop Songs of 2017

The overall unsteadiness of 2017 stretched to pop, which seemed…

The Top 50 Hip-Hop Tracks of 2017

It was a weird year in American life. It was…

The Top 50 Jazz Tracks of 2017

Although gatekeepers often want to tell us what jazz is…

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