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09.15.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Well, it's good see that somebody found a use for Peter, Bjorn and John's wildly uneven latest album, Living Thing. If that record arrived half-formed, then Mick Boogie's re-imagining of that record, the Re-Living Thing mixtape�available for free download on an Internet near you)�marks its completion. As underground producers like 6th Sense and Cookin' Soul give Peter, Bjorn and John's clattery ...
06.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Allow me to join the chorus of bloggers largely calling out Jay-Z for his pandering new single "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)." It's discouraging that Jay-Z would hone in on a lightning rod as tired as Auto-Tune; does this mean we can expect The Blueprint 3 to contain an Octo-Mom diss track? What about an admonishment of tabloid culture? Or an indictment of reality television? So is Jay-Z...
08.26.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The Jay-Z/Noel Gallagher has taken on a life of its own, and much of the novelty is wearing off at this point. It was funny when Jay-Z took the stage at Glastonbury strumming a nagging version of �Wonderwall,� but less so when Jay-Z revived the feud in his latest single, �Jockin Jay-Z.� Fans, meanwhile, won�t let it die, creating lazy YouTube videos and the like. A little known DJ named Coo...
12.28.2007 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
It's difficult to summon too much sympathy for a major record label, but a new London Times article about Radiohead�those Robbin Hood-esque rockers who, the story goes, reclaimed their music from their evil label and dropped it into the hands of the people�paints the band as the villains and the record label as the victim. The article depicts Radiohead as greedy bullies demanding unreasonable...
10.19.2007 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
With an anticipated album on the horizon (the American Gangster soundtrack), Jay-Z apologized for his premature retirement talk a few years back in an amusing AP interview. (It could have worked out worse for the guy, though. At least Jay-Z retained much of his cachet—if anything, his reputation was only further cemented during his retirement. Poor Ma$e, who, granted, never garnered much respect...

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