Review: Hold Steady Expound Rock Myth Again On New LP
2008 / Music

Review: Hold Steady Expound Rock Myth Again On New LP

If you ever wish your favorite rock gods would just rawk out like they used to, the Hold Steady aims to satisfy. The Brooklyn, N.Y., quintet is an indie-rock sensation by championing and recreating the big, dumb sounds of the ’70s and ’80s. Their new album is more of the same. Continue reading

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Review: Rapper Nas Challenges Political Consciousness On New Disc
2008 / Music

Review: Rapper Nas Challenges Political Consciousness On New Disc

Like Common, Mos Def or Talib Kweli, Nas occupies that murky ground between commercial hip-hop and the brainier purveyors of its better nature. On his new album, “Untitled,” the highly acclaimed rapper steers away from settling juvenile street beefs to step up his comments on the hip-hop public’s level of political engagement. Continue reading