August 31, 2019
The classic Luscious Jackson sound was a loose-limbed amalgam of sampladelic collage and live instrumentation that seemed to contain the ghosts of ESG and The Slits even as it paralleled the sonics of contemporary hip hop.
February 25, 2019
Where does machine funk intersect with post punk? The chrome-plated technicolor world of machine soul. It's arguably the most vital form of popular music (still!)...
May 15, 2018
The elegant beat matrix of electro is to rave what the blues were to rock 'n roll. In other words... it all started with Kraftwerk.
May 2, 2018
Material's Intonarumori is a sprawling double-album sourced in the seedy underbelly of hip hop. And it's as ugly and twisted as you could hope for.
April 26, 2018
"Once we get out of the 80s, the 90s are gonna make the 60s look like the 50s." There was a sense that the table had been set for the coming decade.
January 8, 2018
Picking up where the original Parallax 100 left off, this list represents the next hundred entries in my top 200 records of all time.
June 7, 2017
Folk have been declaring the death of the album for years now, but in truth it has always supported less volume than the 7" single (for instance).
March 31, 2015
The five years between Straight Outta Compton and The Chronic were probably the most important stretch in the development of a distinctive West Coast hip hop sound.