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D’Angelo and the Vanguard Review: Black Messiah

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D’Angelo and the Vanguard Black Messiah After reading Questlove’s phenomenal memoir Mo Meta Blues, my biggest surprise coming away from the book was the way Questlove talked about his work with R&B vagabond D’Angelo (he produced his first two albums). Questlove sounds like a father talking about his first born son. When we saw D’Angelo’s first live performance in a number of years at the 2012 Bonnaroo Superjam, Questlove went as far as calling his favorite R&B singer. You could

LxL’s Best of 2014: Individual Edition

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Here are our personal year-end best albums and songs from 2014. Be sure to check out our collective list of the best 20 albums of 2014 as well as our best new artists and best live shows. Austin 1. Perfume Genius – Too Bright 2.Beck – Morning Phase 3. Jenny Lewis – The Voyager 4. Jack White – Lazaretto 5. D’Angelo – Black Messiah 6. Run the Jewels – RTJ2 7. First Aid Kit – Stay Gold 8. The Antlers –

LxL’s 20 Best Albums of 2014

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Here it is. Arguably our favorite list every year. A year’s worth of listening all distilled into one list. 2014 was a surprisingly weak year for hip hop (minus the colossal RTJ2), a wonderful year for triumphant returns (Beck, Jenny Lewis, D’Angelo), and a showcase of how important honesty is in music with some beautifully vulnerable records (Perfume Genius, Sun Kil Moon, Damon Albarn). Who knows what 2015 holds, but for now we can reflect on all the greatness their was

The 10 Breakout Artists of 2014

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It’s that time to take a look at one of my favorite lists we do every year, the best new artists of the year. It’s really just like looking at children: young and full of so much potential, before they flame out, drop out of college, and live in their parent’s basement. But for now we can just enjoy the wonderful potential of these new artists. One adjustment to this year’s list: we decided to go with the title of