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Best of 2014

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NPR’s Top 50 Albums of 2015

The year-end lists keep coming. Today, NPR Music published their 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 list. As usual, it's all over the map genre-wise, with classical, jazz, electronic, rap, mainstream pop, lo-fi DIY, indie rock, folk, country, metal an...

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The Village Voice Pazz + Jop poll is up: D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’ and Future Islands’ “Seasons” were winners

The Village Voice's annual Pazz + Jop music critics poll is out. While the poll comes out a lot earlier than it used to when Robert Christgau helmed it, it's still late enough to give every album released in 2014 a chance...

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Cake Shop turning 10, still needs financial help

DOWNLOAD: Cake Shop 2014 End of Year Mixtape (MP3)

Lower East Side indie rock fixture Cake Shop turns 10 this year. Unfortunately, despite the successful Pledgemusic campaign that helped them secure a new 10-year lease in 2012, the venue is still having financial problems...

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more artist 2014 year-end lists: Iceage, Bo Ningen, TOY, Blind Shake, The Vaselines, Weaves, Gold-Bears, AJ Davila, Megafortress ++ White Reaper’s “Top 10 tour bathrooms”

Well 2014 is pretty much dunzo, with only a few hours left in the year. Before we ring in 2015, here are a few more Top 10 of 2014 lists to peruse, including ones from The Vaselines, Iceage, Bo Ningen, AJ Davila, The Blind Shake, Megafortress, and Gold-Bears...

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Neneh Cherry shares “Spit Three Times” video, gives us her Top 10 of 2014; Kaki King added to her NYC show

2014 saw the release of Blank Space, the first new Neneh Cherry album in 18 years, which she made with Four Tet. Neneh recently made a video for the LP's current single "Spit Three Times...

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The Intelligence reissued first LP, releasing new LP ‘Vintage Future’ in April, tell us their Top 10 of 2014

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It's been almost three years since The Intelligence's last album, Everybody's Got it Easy But Me. What has Lars Finberg been up to in the interim...

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‘Globe and Mail’ paper writes ‘Fucked Up’ on front page, issues statement explaining why (after people complained)

Canada's 'The Globe and Mail' newspaper issued the following statement yesterday:A number of readers were shocked and appalled to see profanity on the front page of The Globe and Mail on Saturday...

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More Artist 2014 Year-End Lists: Thurston Moore, Ex Hex, Low, Tweens, Weatherbox, Caspian, AJJ, Jason Narducy & more

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Yo La Tengo & friends celebrated 30 years @ Town Hall, playing NYE in Boston; James McNew lists his ‘Best of 2014′

Then came the guests of honor: guitarist Ira Kaplan, drummer Georgia Hubley, and bassist James McNew. They began with "Ohm," off of their 2013 record, Fade...

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Dominick Mastrangelo’s favorite photos (that he took) and albums of 2014

Grimes @ Pitchfork Fest 7/20/14

Photographer Dominick Mastrangelo has been contributing to BrooklynVegan for years, and this year he did most of his shooting in Chicago (as well as other places, like Finland's Flow Festival)...

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