15 items by Nathan Brackett

  • Modern Vampires of the City

    Modern Vampires of the City | ALBUM REVIEW

    It's official: Vampire Weekend really don't give a fuck about an Oxford comma. On their third album, Ezra Koenig and the band have rid themselves, once and for all, of the precious post-collegiate references that used to...

    May 7, 2013 11:35 AM ET
  • How I Got Over

    How I Got Over | ALBUM REVIEW

    The Roots sound so good in the pocket that sometimes they need something to push them out of it: On their ninth album, that thing is the indie rockers they've played with since becoming the house band...

    June 22, 2010 11:30 AM ET
  • Scorsese Unveils Rolling Stones Doc at Berlin Film Fest

    Scorsese Unveils Rolling Stones Doc at Berlin Film Fest | ARTICLE

    The Rolling Stones and Martin Scorsese opened the Berlin International Film Festival today with the world premiere of the Stones concert film Shine a Light. After a screening, the band and the director met with an overflow...

    February 7, 2008 10:30 AM ET
  • Graduation

    Graduation | ALBUM REVIEW

    There is no bigger lie on Graduation than when Kanye West claims he doesn't "try hard," as he does on the single "Can't Tell Me Nothing." West tries extremely hard at everything he does. And unlike...

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM ET
  • The 100 Best Covers: The Beasties' B-Boy Games

    The 100 Best Covers: The Beasties' B-Boy Games | ARTICLE

    This August 1998 issue of Rolling Stone captures the Beastie Boys during a high point: Weeks before the issue hit stands, the band...

    May 18, 2006 11:20 AM ET
  • Kanye West Is A Star: Live in New York

    Kanye West Is A Star: Live in New York | ARTICLE

    Kanye West The Theater at Madison Square Garden New York, NY November 3rd, 2005 Before Kanye West even hit the stage,...

    December 1, 2005 1:50 PM ET
  • Be


    For years, Common has struggled with the mantle of Rapper You're Most Likely to Take Home to Your Mama. He's so genuinely positive that when he rhymes about bitches, he's sometimes actually referring to female dogs ("Reality's...

    June 2, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • The Massacre

    The Massacre | ALBUM REVIEW

    Ever since he rode to fame on the epochal party groove of "In Da Club" two years ago, 50 Cent has been living a double life. On the one hand, he's the former crack dealer who, as...

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Dylan Enjoying Sales Storm

    Dylan Enjoying Sales Storm | ARTICLE

    In one of the record-business surprises of the fall, an ambitious series of remastered Bob Dylan albums is selling big. New hybrid Super...

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Run-DMC DJ Killed

    Run-DMC DJ Killed | ARTICLE

    Hip-hop lost one of its founding fathers on October 30th, when Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC was shot and killed in what police described as an execution-style slaying at his recording studio in Queens, New York....

    November 28, 2002 2:00 PM ET
  • Eminem Brings Anger to D.C.

    Eminem Brings Anger to D.C. | ARTICLE

    The Moby impersonator, wearing a bald-head wig and a tracksuit, floated above the stage on a wire. "I'm a spaceman!" he said. "Look at me fly!" He rose out of view, and then a member of Eminem's...

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Stankonia

    Stankonia | ALBUM REVIEW

    Ball if you want to, but do it with some class, G, scolds Big Boi of OutKast. On their fourth album, Stankonia, Big Boi and Andre 3000 prove that they may well be, as they claim, the...

    October 26, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Mutations

    Mutations | ALBUM REVIEW

    Let's call this song "Where it's Not": "There is no one, nothing to see," sings Beck. "The night is useless, and so are we." "Night birds will cackle," he intones on another track, "rotting like apples...

    November 26, 1998 12:00 PM ET
  • Better Living Through Chemistry

    Better Living Through Chemistry | ALBUM REVIEW

    Ask any wedding DJ: People aren't very adventurous when they want to dance. It's nice to talk about some electronic music future, but Aphex Twin clears most dance floors faster than you can say, "Heck no to...

    October 7, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Brighten The Corners

    Brighten The Corners | ALBUM REVIEW

    It's not easy being a songwriter who matters when no one knows what you're talking about. But, at his best, Pavement's Stephen Malkmus pulls it off. Depending on how linear he's feeling, Malkmus' lyrics range in difficulty...

    February 20, 1997 12:00 AM ET