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Nitsuh Abebe

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    How to Hate the BeatlesSo the streaming hype annoyed you, but you’ll want to express that annoyance the right way.
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    Abebe: What New Folkies Share With the Old OnesThe times haven’t changed that much.
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    Sky Ferreira Will Be a Pop Star on Her Own Terms — Or Not At All ‘‘There’s only so much I can take. But I have to take it.’’
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    Lit Wunderkind Marisha Pessl Plays Detective With Night FilmHer second novel is a giddily creepy thriller out this month from Random House.
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    Pharrell on Surprise Hits and Michael Jackson“He fell, rolled on the floor, kicking like a kid, laughing.”
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    Pharrell Williams Expands His PaletteAn hour with the music producer at Jungle City Studios feels like a minor form of time travel.
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    The Amanda Palmer ProblemBlame the Internet.
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    Why Can’t Beyoncé Have It All?As her new documentary reminds us, pop’s reigning overachiever is at her best when she’s wrestling with that very identity.
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    Listen to Nitsuh Abebe’s Favorite Songs of 2012Listen to our music critic’s Spotify playlist.
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    Nitsuh Abebe’s Top Ten Albums of 2012Kendrick Lamar, Chairlift, Cloud Nothings, and more.
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    Grizzly Bear: Indie-Rock Royalty of 2012The lead singer lives in a 450-square-foot apartment. Some band members don’t even have health insurance. Is rock stardom any way to make a living?
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    Abebe: Jay-Z Makes History With Pretty Good First Show at Barclays CenterThe performance may not have been the greatest, but nobody seemed to mind. 
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    Vulture Recommends: Five Songs Currently on RepeatOur music critic on what’s bouncing around his head this week.
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    Abebe: On Coexist, the xx Stay Intimate by Getting GranderOn their sophomore album, the British trio face an audience that’s built up a tolerance for their sound.
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    Music Review: Dan Deacon and Matthew Dear Our music critic reviews Deacon’s America and Dear’s Beams.
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    David Byrne and St. Vincent Take A Chance On BrassThe two musicians talk about their new horn-heavy collaboration.
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    Why Pussy Riot Is Big in America, But Not RussiaBoosted by controversy, post-punk band releases great new single.
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    Abebe Recommends: Five Songs Currently on RepeatOur music critic reveals what’s bouncing around his head.
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    Vulture Recommends: Five Songs Currently on RepeatOur music critic reveals what’s bouncing around his head.
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    Abebe: Rapper, Vocalist, Pop Star, Whatever — Azealia Banks Is All ThingsAlso: a host, a curator, an importer, and a stylist.
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    Music Review: Dirty Projectors Swing Lo MagellanThe band’s latest ranks among the most straightforwardly beautiful albums of the year so far.
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    Abebe: Why Frank Ocean’s Coming-Out Was UniqueHis moving story doesn’t seem particularly interested in clarifying the sorts of questions that usually surround coming out.
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    Music Review: Abebe on Write Me Back and the Multifaceted R. KellyRobert Kelly — Chicago institution, “Pied Piper of R&B,” formally acquitted of ignoble charges nobody’s forgotten — has a new record out this week.
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    Music Critic Nitsuh Abebe Recommends the Five Songs He Has on RepeatThis is what our music critic is listening to.
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    Abebe on the Marvelous, Reunited Brazilian GirlsOur music critic was at the band’s Monday night Brooklyn Bowl concert.
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    Get Ready for the Corporate Megarave Dance music is mainstream, raves are taking over stadiums, and promoters are salivating with wallets open.
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    Abebe: Nicki Minaj, Hot 97, and the Fight Over ‘Real Hip-Hop’Vulture’s music critic weighs in on the Nicki-Flex beef.
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    Listen to Nitsuh Abebe’s Favorite Songs of 2012 So FarEvery couple of weeks, he’ll be pulling more favorites onto the list.
  29. radio vulture
    Music Review: Abebe on the Scissor Sisters’ Magic HourDance music is mainstream again. Where does that leave outsider disco-revivalists Scissor Sisters?
  30. obit
    The Last Days of Disco: Abebe Remembers Donna Summer and Robin GibbDigging through the discographies of these two artists feels like a good corrective to the way disco’s been memorialized.
  31. vulture recommends
    Vulture Recommends: Five Songs to Listen ToMusic critic Nitsuh Abebe offers his biweekly picks.
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    Damon Albarn on Blur’s London Olympics Reunion“I just want to give everyone who turns up a really good send-off.”
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    Abebe on Adam Yauch’s Rare Capacity for GrowthAs a musician, it’s easy to make life seem fun when you’re young and a goon. It’s near impossible to change that image, but MCA did.
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    Lovable, Talented Bore Jack White Stretches Out on His New Solo AlbumWas a White Stripes breakup the best thing that could have happened to this songwriter?
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    iTupac Live: The Weird Logic of a Touring HologramJust think about this for a minute.
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    Lil B at NYU: What’s So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding?Internet-beloved rapper drops wisdom on uncomprehending college crowd.
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    The Indie-Folk Crossover: Commercials for Our Selves in a Hunger Games WorldTwilight’s emo-gothic glitter has been replaced by a hardscrabble, triumphal, suspender-friendly sound.
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    Get ‘Zou Bisou Bisou’ Out of Your Head With Five More Great Yé-Yé SongsThe early sixties French teen-pop genre is a blast.
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    Music Review: The Apathy and Ecstasy of Madonna’s MDNAMadge gets lost on her latest return to the dance floor.
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    The Thirteen Best, Weirdest, and Most Memorable Moments From SXSWOur critic’s favorite new bands.
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    Yes, Fiona Apple’s SXSW Performances Really Have Been Mind-blowingA critic bears witness to a genuinely staggering level of emotional sensitivity.
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    Buzz Rappers Thrive at SXSWAction Bronson and Mr. Mothafuckin exQuire get over — plus word-of-mouth raves for Fiona Apple, Titus Andronicus … and Carson Daly.
  43. The Perfect Anti-SXSW Band: Future of the LeftA little punk attitude leavens the atmosphere of monetization.
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    Bruce Springsteen’s Stump SpeechWith a little editing, the lyrics of Wrecking Ball add up to a stem-winder fit for a political convention.
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    Estelle, Robert Glasper, and the Inescapable Chris BrownNew albums by the British soul singer and American pianist-turned-bandleader. Plus, why Brown is the Monsanto of R&B.
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    Whitney Houston and the Burden of PerfectionA career with two halves.
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    Carnegie, Rockefeller, Carter? Jay-Z’s American DreamCultural horse-trading at star-studded Carnegie Hall concerts.
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    Prinzhorn Dance School: The Beauty of Obsessive, Barking English PeopleThe most wonderfully beady-eyed band in recent memory puts out a great second album.
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    Lana Del Rey: Lurching Toward VegasThe polarizing singer’s debut album reviewed.
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    Why Does America Love Skrillex?How an electronic dance music producer crossed over to massive festival crowds, the Grammys, and Kanye West.
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