The Top Five Albums of 2012 ::

This list will add nothing to the playlists of dedicated music listeners who paid attention during the course of 2012. That said, this month of June provides probably the last legitimate moment to pay respects to the best music of that year and advise anyone in need of good new music to start here before … Continue reading The Top Five Albums of 2012 ::

Kendrick Lamar — good kid, m.A.A.d city ::

That only a few great rap albums have been released this year should not diminish the strident, unparalleled brilliance of Kendrick Lamar’s major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city. Lamar’s first LP, the independently released Section.80, was a violent rendering of his street-level LA environment and the many twisted channels navigated by its inhabitants in their search … Continue reading Kendrick Lamar — good kid, m.A.A.d city ::