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    Nicki Minaj and Rihanna: Acting Out vs. Staying PrivateOn her much-anticipated debut album, ‘Pink Friday,’ rapper Minaj’s role-play creates interesting contradictions, while Rihanna’s attempt to get ‘Loud’ masks a quiet, appealing smugness. Nitsuh Abebe reviews.
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    Filthy, Rich: Kanye West’s Royal FantasyOn his new album, the rapper mixes opulence with dirt.
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    Neil Diamond’s Songs For Monkees Fan Funerals; the Burdens of the ‘For Colored Girls’ SoundtrackTwo new albums weighed down by solemnity.
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    Brooklyn Light and Dark: New Albums From Matt & Kim and ViolensMatt & Kim have an odd problem: Their music might be too easy to like.
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    How Kings of Leon Reached the Third, Surly Act of Their Rock-Star MovieEvery big rock band reaches a point at which it must retreat from fame in order to get it together in the country, man.
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    Are South African Rave Ninjas Die Antwoord Exciting, Offensive, or Just Mystifying?Nitsuh Abebe unpacks the new album from the YouTube pranksters.
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    Indie Grows Up: New Albums From Belle & Sebastian, Sufjan Stevens, Antony & the JohnsonsThree bands settle into their middlebrow roles — not that there’s anything wrong with that!