Unjustly ignored upon its release, Poe Little Rich Girl might be one of the great female rap albums of the last decade. Sadly, that might not be the highest mountain to climb, but Jacki-O raps like there's all the competition in the world. She easily holds her own against Trick Daddy ("Champion") and Ghostface Killah ("Tooken Back"), and though she doesn't veer from the Foxy Brown/Lil Kim sex-as-empowerment axis, she proves there's still life left in the tired tropes. "Pussy (Real Good)" is sinuous and breathless, and "Gangsta Bitch" is harsh, confrontational and bruisingly erotic. (Another underappreciated Florida femme: Khia, of the deliciously explicit "My Neck, My Back" fame.)
By Andy Battaglia on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Greeted as a genius when he started tooling with the more "musical" aspects of rave and ambient, Aphex Twin wields a sonic stamp as distinctive as any before or since. This EP is often regarded as minor among h...
By Drew Daniel (Matmos) on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Though many prefer its more intricate cousins, for my money this is the release from the Artificial Intelligence series on Warp that has held up the best, and lives up to the "electronic music for home listening...
By Amelia Raitt on 04.22.11 in Reviews
The New English EP from Brooklyn's Ambulance LTD might take old fans by surprise; it opens with the smooth, silky "Arbuckle's Swan Song", which sounds like nothing so much as old Spandau Ballet. Vocalis...
By Greg Milner on 04.22.11 in Reviews
After the GbVerde fiasco, Pollard assembled a new band and tried to take it to the next level. As is often the case when indie bands get the major label treatment, GbV's foray into the big-time failed to win them man...