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  • Album review: Savages, 'Silence Yourself'

    Album review: Savages, 'Silence Yourself'
    3.5 stars (out of 4) Music obsessives could play spot the post-punk reference all day while listening to Savages’ first album, “Silence Yourself” (Matador/Pop Noire). But there is nothing particularly derivative or nostalgic about...
  • For The-Dream, it's all 'point of view'

    For The-Dream, it's all 'point of view'
    The most decorated space in The-Dream's Newport Beach pied-à-terre is the master bedroom — no surprise, perhaps, for the R&B star behind such sex-obsessed slow jams as "Love King" and "Sweat It Out," the latter of which finds him helpfully...
  • Chris Brown arrested after altercation in Washington, D.C.

    Chris Brown was arrested early Sunday and charged with felony assault after an altercation in Washington, D.C., police said. The R&B singer and his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy were involved in a fight with another man outside the W Hotel just before...
  • Chris Brown released, charge reduced to misdemeanor

    Chris Brown had a felony assault charge reduced to a misdemeanor in a Washington, D.C., court on Monday before being released on his own recognizance. The singer did not enter a plea when he appeared before a judge at D.C. Superior Court following a...
  • Chris Brown heads to rehab

    Chris Brown heads to rehab
    Following an arrest and facing a charge for misdemeanor assault, Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility, a rep for the singer told The Times late Tuesday. "His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling...
  • Chris Brown: Is it time for a TV boycott of the Breezy singer?

    In the wake of his latest run-in with the law, it might be time to ask if TV needs to take a vacation from Chris Brown. A permanent vacation. The volatile singer was arrested and charged with felony assault on Sunday after allegedly punching a man --...
  • Picking the perfect wedding song: The newlyweds' playlist

    Picking the perfect wedding song: The newlyweds' playlist
    In Saturday's Times, I published an account of my recent wedding, and the struggles and successes of choosing the perfect music for the occasion -- especially as a music critic. The essay mentioned any number of songs that my wife Jenny and I included,...
  • Review: Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' full of empty boasts

    Review: Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' full of empty boasts
    It's possible to pare down the gist of "Magna Carta Holy Grail," the 12th solo studio album from New York rapper/businessman/new dad Jay-Z, to three simple words uttered in a track called "Tom Ford." "I'm so special," declares the rapper, 43, and anyone...
  • Album review: Jay-Z, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

     Album review: Jay-Z, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'
    ** 1/2 (out of 4) Jay-Z has been rapping about having a lot of money for a long time: "Without rap, I was crazy straight/partner, I'm still spending money from '88" he spat on "Dead Presidents II" in 1996. Back then, though, there was a populist tilt...
  • Jay-Z takes to Twitter, offers fans advice on life, music, cereal

    Even though the coverage seems to have gone on for years, a mere five days have passed since users of a particular brand of smartphone (and anybody willing to illegally download music) first heard “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” the 12th solo...
  • Disco legend Sylvester listening party at We Got The Beats

    Disco legend Sylvester listening party at We Got The Beats
    Sylvester was out-and-fierce long before Boy George warbled his way to the top of the charts. Sylvester crossed racial and sexuality barriers before Frank Ocean was even born. Sylvester did gender-bending glam before Adam Lambert knew a bugle bead...