One of the most critically-acclaimed releases of the past few years, Animal Collective's "Merriweather Post Pavilion" sounds incredible no matter where you are. It's brilliantly crafted and doesn't have a stale track; no matter what the season it's worth a listen.
The bottom of soul just got so much less deep. Donald "Duck" Dunn has passed away at the age of 70.
Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys succumbed to cancer this week. Read Sasha Frere-Jones' excellent tribute to the late MCA.
The Rock and Hall of Fame welcomes Donovan, Laura Nyro, the Beastie Boys, Faces and Guns N' Roses.