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2008 In Music: The Year's Best in Hip-Hop, Indie Rock, Country and More 

A collection of lists from our friends at the Village Voice, LA Weekly, Nashville Scene and the rest of the VVM fam.
Dallas Observer's Top Ten Americana Albums: She & Him, Bonnie Prince Billy, Fleet Foxes, and more.
City Pages' Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums: Hip-pop ain't (always) hip-pap. From Kanye West to The Cool Kids.
Westword's Top 10 Indie Rock Albums: This year, America's rock-and-roll nerds got put back in their place, and we are all benefited. TV On the Radio, Atlas Sound, Blitzen Trapper, and others.
Riverfront Times' Top Ten Pop Songs: M.I.A., Coldplay, Chris Brown, and Duffy make the list.
Phoenix New Times' Top 10 Metal Albums : In a year worthy of your rage, metal - from Metallica to Guns N' Roses - delivered in spades.
Miami New Times' Top 10 Latin Music Albums: From Buika to Orishas.
Houston Press' Top 10 Reissues: Ranking the bes of what went around and came around again, from Willie Nelson's Stardust to Billy Joel's The Stranger.
LA Weekly's Top 10 Dance Releases: The year's finest anthems, both mixed and unmixed, from Sascha Funke to Santogold.
SF Weekly's Top 10 Most Preposterous Rap Songs: We're looking at you, Usher, Lil' Wayne, and Fat Joe.
Top Ten Country Records: As usual, the best down-home music wasn't found on the charts. From Hayes Carll to Lee Ann Womack.
Dallas Observer's Top Ten Americana Albums: She & Him, Bonnie Prince Billy, Fleet Foxes, and more.
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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