Andrew Stout


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  • 9 years ago

    It will fall to future generations to grasp how truly shitty the aughts were. They won't believe it at first. They'll say, "You mean to tell me Mel Gibson didn't specially build New Orleans as a place to film biblical tales?" Or, "If the emoticon ...

  • 9 years ago

    Future civilizations will look back and marvel at the phenomenon we call "The Beatles"—but not so much for the music as for the number of ways their tunes have been repackaged and resold to an ever-hungry audience. With The Beatles: Rock Ban...

  • 9 years ago

    When BLK JKS formed almost a decade ago, the band took a lot of flak in its native Johannesburg. Rock 'n' roll was viewed as the music of the antagonistic West, and BLK JKS was unabashedly rock. Since then, however, the band has become a regional ...

  • 9 years ago

    With her crackling samples and toothy snark, Lily Allen arrived in the middle of this decade as the antidote to Britney's self-aggrandizement. She was the to Spears' People. Now, with the saucy 2000s winding down, its signature decadenc...

  • 9 years ago

    When you wake up on Tuesday, January 20—the day of President-elect Obama's inauguration—should you consult your copy of the Times or Billboard to set expectations for the next four years? It all depends on whether you believe in the mo...

  • 10 years ago

    For an artist who stakes his style on all things kinetic and "flamboastin'," E-40's new album—his first since hyphy's high tide two years ago—is woefully contrived. If he'd merely taken up the challenge of following his breakout hit, 2...


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