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  • Great Expectations

    published November 23, 2006

    . . . And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead may be a victim of its own success. The Austin-based post-rock group's ragged and glorious... More >>

  • Method Man

    published October 19, 2006

    As one of Wu-Tang Clan's most popular members, Method Man is a '90s hip-hop icon. "Hey, you, get off my cloud!" from "Method Man" is a hip-hop... More >>

  • Underground Aesthetic

    published October 12, 2006

    Alfred Weisberg-Roberts, a.k.a. Daedelus, looks like a man from another time. He adheres to a style he calls "Victorian dandyism," and sometimes... More >>

  • Panacea

    published October 12, 2006

    Northern California duo Panacea makes the kind of dreamy, mystical hip-hop that mid-'90s Bush Babees fans would find familiar. They make songs... More >>

  • Art Brut

    published September 28, 2006

    Last fall, Art Brut was the hotness du jour, the toast of all things hipster and good. A year later, the South London band is still touring... More >>

  • Georgia Anne Muldrow

    published August 31, 2006

    Olesi: Fragments of an Earth, completely produced and sung by Georgia Anne Muldrow, may be the most idiosyncratic soul album released this... More >>

  • Ratatat

    published August 24, 2006

    Like many of their contemporaries from the bygone dance-rock era, Ratatat's Mike Stroud and Evan Mast are trying to expand beyond the fizzy,... More >>

  • Positive Feedback

    published July 27, 2006

    When L.A. hip-hop outfit Jurassic 5 emerged in the mid-'90s with an alternative vision to gangsta rap, the group was among the decade's biggest... More >>

  • Psalm One

    published July 13, 2006

    Psalm One's The Death of Frequent Flyer is an uneven but compelling mix of pure rhyme skills and casual songwriting. One of the best songs... More >>

  • Hello Kitty

    published July 6, 2006

    Quintron and Miss Pussycat make happy music. Granted, it sounds very raw and punk. Quintron, a veritable one-man band who can pound on... More >>

  • Aloe Blacc

    published July 6, 2006

    Aloe Blacc, a onetime member of the L.A. hip-hop group Emanon, glides through his solo debut, Shine Through, with panache. Save for a few... More >>

  • Be Your Own Pet

    published June 22, 2006

    Be Your Own Pet doesn't play punk rock like your random lipstick-wearing MTV pinups, or your pop-punk-happy jokesters, or even your... More >>

  • Blackalicious

    published June 1, 2006

    Since rapper Timothy "Gift of Gab" Parker and Xavier "DJ Chief Xcel" Mosely formed Blackalicious in 1987 while attending high school in... More >>

  • Trak Record

    published May 18, 2006

    A-Trak lives a charmed life. DMC World Champion by the age of 15? Check. Owner of a record label at 18? Check. Touring the globe with an... More >>

  • Looking Better

    published May 4, 2006

    As an acclaimed hip-hop producer, RJD2 balances auteur ambitions -- meticulously crafting instrumental hip-hop opuses such as his own... More >>

  • Immortal Technique

    published April 20, 2006

    Revolution-building is painful, thankless, hard work. Immortal Technique isn't only a self-styled revolutionary, however, but a battle MC, so his... More >>

  • Tanya Morgan

    published April 6, 2006

    Cincinnati/Brooklyn hip-hop trio Tanya Morgan's debut album, Moonlighting, sounds ebullient. Its tone seems influenced by both West Coast... More >>

  • Murs

    published April 6, 2006

    Murs' new album, Murray's Revenge, is a follow-up to his last collaboration with underground producer 9th Wonder, 2004's critically... More >>

  • Soul Position

    published March 16, 2006

    Much like the Unlimited EP and 8 Million Stories album that preceded it three years ago, RJD2 and Blueprint's latest is a true... More >>

  • Prefuse 73

    published March 2, 2006

    Scott Herren's recent work has drawn criticism for sounding too similar to his early breakthrough recordings (particularly Vocal Studies +... More >>

  • ?uestlove

    published February 23, 2006

    Compared to his pioneering work as a producer, drummer and bandleader, ?uestlove's DJ career seems modest and unassuming. Live, he usually plays... More >>

  • The Lashes

    published February 23, 2006

    Seattle sextet The Lashes is the latest contender in a bewildering blitz of earnest-sounding, stylishly dressed haircut bands. Its debut album,... More >>

  • Sing-Sing

    published February 9, 2006

    Sing-Sing's debut album, The Joy of Sing-Sing, hit stores in the fall of 2002 amidst numerous references to Emma Anderson's former,... More >>

  • Lightheaded

    published January 26, 2006

    As an underground hip-hop group from Portland, Oregon, Lightheaded wouldn't be expected to rap about pimping bitches, but this trio's subject... More >>

  • P.O.S.

    published January 26, 2006

    Of all the artists that the fan-approved, critically underrated Rhymesayers label has discovered in recent years, Stefon Leron "P.O.S." Alexander... More >>

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