Nine DOOM rarities from the untouchable enigma's vaults

Hot on the heels MF DOOM’s aborted The Missing Notebook Rhymes project, Hugh Leask rounds up the acclaimed rapper’s finest deep cuts, from collaborations with Aesop Rock and Percee P, to under-appreciated loosies and rarities. The Missing Notebook Rhymes, MF DOOM’s recent project with Adult Swim, had just started to gather momentum before it was […]

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Wu-Tang Clan continue to dismantle their legacy on The Saga Continues

Wu-Tang Clan refuse to give up on the sound they’ve cultivated for decades – and it’s starting to sound stale. Daniel Montesinos-Donaghy dives into the New York collective’s latest, The Saga Continues, and hopes for a happy ending. It’s been a decade since Wu-Tang Clan released 8 Diagrams, an album acted as a grand finale […]

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St. Vincent's MASSEDUCATION is the shattering work of a future pop star

As St. Vincent racks up the pop star bona fides, she continues to make inward-looking music and, with MASSEDUCATION, she’s also challenging her own sound. Ben Hewitt peers into this new world – produced by Lorde and Taylor Swift collaborator Jack Antonf – and sees that St. Vincent’s color palette may have changed, but her shattering […]

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St. Vincent's MASSEDUCTION is the shattering work of a future pop star

As St. Vincent racks up the pop star bona fides, she continues to make inward-looking music and, with MASSEDUCTION, she’s also challenging her own sound. Ben Hewitt peers into this new world – produced by Lorde and Taylor Swift collaborator Jack Antonf – and sees that St. Vincent’s color palette may have changed, but her shattering […]

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Reunited indie veterans Belly announce first album in over 20 years

The Boston greats are back with new music. ’90s indie greats and 4AD veterans Belly have announced plans to release a new album next spring following their reunion tour last year. After first announcing the reunion, the band was open about plans to debut their first new music since 1995’s King. Those songs inspired further […]

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Tech N9ne Sues Strainge Entertainment –

Tech N9ne founded Strange Music in 1999 and has built it into an indie juggernaut over the past two decades. He doesn’t much appreciate Strainge Entertainment trading f that name. Strainge is a label most famous for housing for up-and-comer Trippie Redd. It popped up last year and is run by Elliot Grainge, son Universal Music […]

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Rittz Explains Split With Strange Music –

Rittz dropped Last Call, his fourth album and fourth with Tech N9ne’s Strange Music, last week. Last Call will be his last project with Strange. He explained parting ways with the revered indie label in an interview with HipHopDX. As if to prove that point, Rittz posted this on IG yesterday. Have you been following […]

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Singles Club: L7 return to take down Trump with 'Dispatch From Mar-A-Lago'

Each week on the FACT Singles Club, our writers rate and slate the biggest new tracks the last seven days. This week, grunge rock grrrls L7 return after 18 years to hit Trump where it hurts with ‘Dispatch From Mar-a-Lago’, Oneohtrix Point Never and Shabazz Palaces team up for Adult Swim single ‘The Rapture’ and Lil […]

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The 25 best albums of the last three months: July to September 2017

The 25 must-hear albums the last three months. Summer used to be when the music industry packed up its Bible-length, labyrinthine contracts, bloated expense accounts and ornate cocaine straws for a few weeks in pursuit a well-earned break. Now, with release dates and lead times about as important as having a CD drive on your […]

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Thisis50 Indie Artist Spotlight: King Art to Soon Release “Gwap Tape” this Fall

LOS ANGELES, CA – Pittsburgh based rapper King Art may very well be exactly that: king his own art form. The artist has been heavily involved with music since he can remember, as it played a constant role in his youth. When asked about the motivation behind starting a career in the music industry, King […]

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