Download + First Reactions: The Weeknd, ‘Echoes of Silence’

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No one ran the DIY scheme of ascension from anonymity to mixtape sensation to heavily coveted, best new R&B artist quite like The Weeknd did this year. He captured our musical imaginations and… Continue reading

Download: Main Attrakionz, ‘808s & Dark Grapes II’

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In a year flooded with brilliant DIY hip-hop, overlooking mixtapes was a readily forgivable act. So all belatedness considered, I just caught wind of this: a tape from up-and-coming Oakland duo Main Attrakionz… Continue reading

belated tune: Poliça, “Wandering Star”

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Download (right click, “save as”): Poliça, “Wandering Star”  As we’re looking back at 2011 and hastily assembling our best-of lists (because surely you haven’t seen enough best-of lists yet this December), we’re also… Continue reading

Download: DJ Solecto, “Melbourne Girls Nitelife” (Mini-Mix)

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Visit: http://soundcloud.com/solecto Download: DJ Solecto, “Melbourne Girls Nitelife” (Mini-Mix) December in the Northern Hemisphere is generally characterized by tameness: being at home with family, hunkering down for exams, hibernation for many species, etc. But… Continue reading

Listen: The Roots, ‘Undun’

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Listen: The Roots, undun via NPR Just as everyone is putting together their lists of 2011’s best albums, The Roots are preparing for the December 6 drop of their excellent 13th album, undun.… Continue reading

Review: Drake, ‘Take Care’

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Download: Drake, “Marvins Room” Because so much of what’s already been written about Take Care is framed through already acquired taste and his past recordings, let me start with this: Last month, I… Continue reading

Listen: (Every?) Charles Bradley Single

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All odds were against the world ever hearing the masterfully soulful Charles Bradley. Leading up to the release of his debut full length earlier this year, Bradley struggled through setback after painful setback… Continue reading

5 Great Albums We Missed in 2010

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One of our main aims with belated, baby is to share great new music. But we’d be remiss to hold out on sharing music that we love that isn’t quite as new. The… Continue reading

Download: New Mix from How to Dress Well, ‘Love Yourself’

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Visit: HTDW blog for download. Or, Download (just click): Official ‘Love Yourself’ via MediaFire  There’s something special about a mix. Here at belated, baby, we’re quite fond of them, with five of our… Continue reading

belated tune: Shimmering Stars, “I’m Gonna Try”

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Download (right click, “save as”): Shimmering Stars, “I’m Gonna Try” There are two criteria by which one should judge a bandcamp: 1. The band’s music, of course. 2. The ridiculousness of the band’s… Continue reading