My Favourite Albums of 2013

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The end of the year is approaching, which means it’s list-making time! Huzzah!

2013 was a great year for music. I listened to a lot albums, and while I didn’t hear any stone-cold classics, I heard a lot of great ones. So many, in fact, that instead of doing a top 5, which I did last year, I’m doing a top 20. More

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Album Review: Deltron 3030 – Event II

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Reunion albums aren’t supposed to be good. When a group reunites, they usually lose the spark that allowed them to make great music in the first place, and what results is a dull, lifeless album that wasn’t worth the excitement of a reunion in the first place.

Not so with Deltron 3030’s long-awaited Event II, an album whose fate had remained in limbo for so long that it could very well have been the Chinese Democracy of alternative hip-hop. Event II sees rapper Del the Funky Homosapien, producer Dan the Automator, and turntablist Kid Koala reuniting along with a bunch of guest musicians to deliver an album that nearly manages to match their debut. More

The Ten Biggest Pop Culture Disappointments of 2011

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With the end of the year approaching, it’s time to look back on the the things that 2011 brought us. I’ll be doing some “best of” posts later, but before we can unwrap our presents under the tree, we have to count the lumps of coal in our stockings.

I’ll remember 2011 for lots of great things: the stellar third season of Parks and Recreation; the hilariously vulgar Bridesmaids; the best album of Matthew Good’s solo career, Lights of Endangered Species; the phrase “Trent Reznor, Academy Award winner” becoming unironic. But unfortunately, I’m also going to remember it for the ways in which it disappointed me. We’ll take a look at the ten biggest pop culture disappointments of 2011 after the jump. More