Short takes on recent singles from the Black Keys, Bruno Mars, Major Lazer, Mumford & Sons and will.i.am. Mick Jagger’s hashtag-rap guest verse is actually the best thing about that last one.
I spent some time with the Roots as they finished recording their excellent new concept album, undun. These guys have been cranking out high-quality, forward-thinking art for so long now that it might be easy to take their consistency for granted; don’t.
I wrote about the new albums from Atlas Sound and Wale.
I rode down to Zuccotti Park with David Crosby and Graham Nash. Interesting thoughts on Occupy Wall Street (plus a sweet acoustic set) from a couple of protest pros.