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Post-Haste is a new column that lets us deal with album reviews in our own damn time. The unexpected drop may be great for sales--or clicks--but it's terrible for criticism. It's terrible because music, especially pop music, is meant to grow and breathe and live inside your life with you. That's when you arrive at the kind of writing like Lester Bangs' ecstatically anguished screed on Astral Weeks (recently cited by Amanda Petrusich...
“If you think about #R8 not as an album but as an endurance piece testing the limits of stan culture then that’s kinda cool,” I tweeted last November. At that point, we were about 36 months into the Great Rihcession of the early-mid aughts, so I’d had tons of time to wonder what, exactly, was holding up the release of Rihanna’s eighth studio album, ANTI. There were signs of behind-the-scenes turmoil: that Kanye West had...
It’s already the time of year for far more ‘best of’ lists than the Internet already produces in other months, and we here at Brooklyn Magazine are looking hollily, jollily forward to dropping a number of them on you in the coming weeks. Because we love thinking about them. And we love compiling them. And we love sharing them. And because we know that you, Dear Readers, love them every bit as much as we...

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