The 7 Best Minnesota Albums of the Year

In a year that didn’t see any of the big Rhymesayers artists release albums, (that was last year – Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Prof, P.O.S. etc…) at first glance it might seem like it was a down year in the Minnesota music scene.  But when you look deeper, you find that many of Minnesota’s seasoned veterans ...

Adam Rondeau’s Top 30 Songs of 2013

In no particular order: “Ísjaki” – Sigur Rós – Kveikur “Do I Wanna Know?” – Arctic Monkeys – AM “Normal Person” – Arcade Fire – Reflektor “IV. sweatpants” – Childish Gambino – because the internet “Step” – Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City “Hannah Hunt” – Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the ...

Jason Michalicek’s Top 30 Songs of 2013

In no particular order: “Nosetalgia” – Pusha T – My Name Is My Name “Walk (Phaeleh Remix)” – Ludovico Einaudi – In a Time Lapse (The Remixes) “Dum Dee Dum” – Keys N Krates – Dum Dee Dum “Black Skinhead” – Kanye West – Yeezus “Doin’ it Right ft. Panda Bear” – Daft Punk – ...

The Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2013

To create a broad narrative about rap in 2013 would be, at best, reductive. Things are simply too fragmented, even among the most visible artists, to make sweeping statements with any hint of honesty or seriousness. But a lot of exciting things happened–one of the genre’s biggest names seemingly lost his mind and made a ...

The 50 Best Albums of 2013

Okay folks… The day has finally come. Our ducks are in a row and after whittling down our list from 5,769 to a mere 50, we’re exhausted. But, we’re also excited. 2013 was a pretty good year for music. I’d also like to remind you that although this list is called The 50 Best Albums ...

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