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 ...

Ryan Quinn’s Top 30 Songs of 2013

Choosing the best songs of the year is never an easy task.  So many songs come out in a single year that there’s no way to hear them all and some of them just tend to slip my mind after not hearing them for awhile.  But, with that said, I have attempted to list thirty ...

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 Best EPs of 2013

EPs can sometimes go overlooked because of their lack of publicity and fanfare that come along with a normal album.  Unfortunately, all that overlooking can sometimes lead to listeners missing out on some exceptional tunes.  In no particular order, here’s a list of some of the best EPs of 2013 that should not go unnoticed. ...

Best Album Art of 2013

I’m not saying I’m an expert when it comes to art. Nonetheless, here are 15 of my favorite album covers from 2013. Also, if you were wondering, I think Lord Yeezus’ CD-R look is not quite as trailblazing as he thinks… If you interested in the sounds behind some of these albums, here’s a playlist. ...

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