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Music Forte Feature: The 20 Greatest Albums of 2011 (Part 1)

2011 will be remembered as a year of contradictions. While major record labels continued their long fall from grace, the continued chart dominance of a handful of hand-picked big name acts taught us that consumers are getting pickier. Overall, sales were down, but...

Rapper Slim Dunkin Shot Dead in Atlanta

In what some have described as a frightening return to the dark days of 1990's hip-hop violence, noted Atlanta rapper Slim Dunkin was shot and killed December 16th, reports have said. The rapper, perhaps best known for his recent collaborations with Waka Flocka...

Album Review – The Cure “Bestival Live 2011”

The 2011 Bestival had a pretty impressive lineup. Fans flocked to the annual gathering on the Isle of Wight to watch such musical luminaries as Pendulum, Björk, Primal Scream, Brian Wilson, P J Harvey, Los Campesinos!, Fatboy Slim, Public Enemy, Big Audio...

Matador Unveils Singles Club With Unusual Pairing

Perhaps the most famous and influential indie label of the last 20 years, the folks over at Matador Records have big plans in store for 2012. Just like Jack White's new Third Man Records imprint, Matador are doing their best to revitalize the 7 inch record. The...

Album Review – T-Pain “rEVOLVEr”

Ever since noted hip-hop taste maker Jay-Z declared the trend dead and buried on "Blueprint 3" lead-off single "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)" back in 2009, musicians have been a little more self-conscious about using the much-maligned pitch...

“Sometimes I wish Jim Morrison were still alive, because I’d love to see a concert in which “The Doors” opened up for “The Cars.” ― Jarod Kintz

“Music is my religion.” ― Jimi Hendrix

“if music was the language of the world, imagine how beautiful a seven-billion-part harmony would be.” ― Scott Hoying

“I’m forever near a stereo saying, ‘What the f**k is this garbage?’ And the answer is always the Red Hot Chili Peppers.” ― Nick Cave