The Best Sophomore Albums

  Henry: Another week with a guest-writer, though this one is more familiar. Elliot, how goes it? Elliot: Hey stranger! I'm fine and dandy thanks, hope you're all good out there on the interweb as well. Can we also take a second to appreciate the certified grade A hottie in this photo? Phwoar. H: Yeah yeah ... Just to let everyone know, he's not a child so there's … [Read more...]

2012’s Best (And Worst) Trends

Oh boy, there was some stuff in 2012. And lots of that stuff can stay the hell in 2012. Ubiquitous four to the floor tracks, annoygin vocal ticks and Emeli Sande got on our writers' nerves this year. But as ever we liked a lot, too. In fact, 2012 was a bumper year for trends. R&B's landscape was redefined, artists returned second albums that didn't suck (easier said than … [Read more...]

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2012 Countdown: Our Videos Of The Year

Videos continued to grow in importance in 2012 thanks to the ever-growing reliance on the internet as a means of distribution. And if that sounds like a lazy way for artists to hawk their music, it's not. Every video on this list is on a creative par with the song upon which it's based. There'll always be lazy tie-ins - 'hey, we made a video so like it and buy the record … [Read more...]

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Kanye’s vintage White Dress

Something happened along the K-K (Kim - Kanye) timeline when Kanye decided that what the world needed was a song called White Dress. Of all celebrity couplings, that's a pretty neat move. So bravo, Kanye. Let\s hear it: … [Read more...]

To The World – Kanye West (feat. R. Kelly)

If you don't own this song already, make sure you go and get it. Kanye West and R. Kelly join forces to create a dream team on To The World. Check it out after the jump! … [Read more...]