2011 Year-End Respect For Album Cover Art

This in-depth feature highlights how well-executed album artwork can go beyond genre lines to expand into territories of philosophical, thematic, and conceptual significance. Perhaps now more than ever, album cover artwork plays a vital role in music.

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Top Songs From 2011 : Part One

A staff-compiled list of some of our favorite songs from the year 2011, in no particular order or with allegiance to any particular style.

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Top Songs From 2011 : Part Two

A staff-compiled list of some of our favorite songs from the year 2011, in no particular order or with allegiance to any particular style.

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Albums Of The Year 2011 : REDEFINE Staff Picks

A spectrum of musical madness that represents our tastes from large to small, mainstream to obscure, spaced out to reasonable. There’s no way in bloody hell you’ll love every release on this list unless you have a million personalities living in your puny body, but chances are great that you’ll discover some excellence you never knew you loved.

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Junior Boys Band Interview: Conflict & Confluence

“Selling art doesn’t bother me. Making insipid, vacuous art bothers me. The cult of personality bothers me especially because I feel as though I have very little to offer. I’m a bad self-promoter, and I’m constantly reminded of how bad a trait that is for an artist to have.” — Jeremy Greenspan

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Kisses, Keep Shelly in Athens Holiday Mixtape, Wye Oak Covers Brenda Lee For Christmas

As holiday music is certainly… polarizing… we’re happy to be able to bring you two holiday offerings that are worth a damn. First off, Wye Oak cover Brenda Lee, a gal that has brought you so many good Christmas songs, such as “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” (listen below). Wye Oak covers “Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day” by Brenda Lee Now onto Kisses and Keep Shelly In Athens, who have just co-released a holiday mixtape that is luckily only half holiday music; the other half are just regular good jams that fit in well. Holiday songs from Panaphonic and Badly Drawn Boy make an appearance, as do regular songs from Gotan Project, Enya, and Amon Tobin. Kisses’ Jesse

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