What if a few of the slew performing at The Roots Picnic Saturday were actually their guests at a real picnic? What kind of party would that be? Would it involve cheesesteaks? Answer: We'd go, fun, and hopefully not.
Want fake gangsterism in your hip-hop? Sorry, Charlie. This emcee duo keeps it real honest.
The artful psych/pop group is great at writing haunting yet still-sunny pop songs that hide the occasionally apocalyptic viewpoint beneath their sprawl.
The much-anticipated sophomore from Diplo’s dancehall project is a little flat, the sixth from the Portland power-punk lite trio doesn’t have the same anger, and Ghostface is in top form, with sick production.
M.I.A. Brings “Noize” It was late last night when we saw this link on the Pitchfork page: “Listen to a New M.I.A. Song, ‘Bring The Noize.’” Oh, how our hearts both fluttered and skipped a beat: What if it sucked? M.I.A has, it seems, in equal parts, lit us up and let us down over the [...]