What the White Boy Means When He Says Yo

In July of 1998, the future of youth culture was chillin’ in the parking lot of a hip-hop concert in suburban New Jersey. Smokin’ Grooves, the only annual package tour featuring rap ...

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The 20 Best Avant Albums of 2015

Hard and fast boundaries don’t mean much these days. M.I.A. would tell you as much, offering a big ol’ “what’s up with that?” at the very concept and existence of international borders ...

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All 109 Sleater-Kinney Songs, Ranked

In 1995, the Olympian monolith that is Sleater-Kinney rose and went on to wreak blissful havoc on rock fans’ eardrums (and hearts) for the next ten years. The trio’s raw (but never ...

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Harley Brown’s 25 Best Albums of 2015

To finish out the year, we’re offering the top 25 albums from various Worldmusicfests staffers. Here we have Assistant Editor Harley Brown. About a month ago, my editor suggested I be more ...

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The 40 Best Country Songs of 2015

In 2015, country saw its usual mix of warmly welcomed returns from legends like Dwight Yoakam, Patty Griffin, and Willie Nelson with Merle Haggard (together!), as well as breakouts from new stars ...

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