Madvillainy

Madvillainy, the latest book in the 33 1/3 series published by Bloomsbury, is a celebration of Madvillain—the legendary hip-hop duo consisting of Madlib and the late MF Doom. Written by Will Hagle, the book centers on the 2004 album Madvillainy (the duo’s only LP) and features interviews with individuals who worked on or were involved in the record—but it’s told from the perspective of three …

“The Low End Theory” Seven-inch Collection Boxset

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of their iconic 1991 album, The Low End Theory, hip-hop trio A Tribe Called Quest has released a limited edition boxset. The entire album, along with two bonus songs, features across eight brightly colored and boldly patterned seven-inch records. It’s all housed in a fabric-wrapped carrying case. Limited to 2000 units, it’s available for pre-order now, but will ship in …

Listen Up

Jaunty pop, infectious indie, joyfully chaotic rap and more

Sobs: Air Guitar From Air Guitar, the second album by Singapore-based rock band Sobs, the delightfully infectious lead single and titular track is drenched in influences from ’90s power-pop and ’80s new wave. Within, the trio (Celine Autumn, Jared Lim and Raphael Ong) tells a bittersweet tale through a euphoric melody and dramatic pop chord progressions. Tanukichan: Make Believe Tanukichan—the music project from Bay Area …