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Mature Nicki Minaj delivers sprawling, excellent 'The Pinkprint'

Young Money

BY ADAM THEISEN

At 60-plus minutes, it’s a beast of an album, a sprawling work that presents one of today’s strongest, most versatile artists in a creative sweet spot. Minaj never lets up or coasts throughout the entire album, and she delivers a new high for an already impressive career.

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Turning up with Caked Up at Necto

Caked Up

BY ARIANA ASSAF

Most recently, Caked Up played at Necto on the most turned-up Wednesday night I’ve ever experienced. To those of you who stayed in because it was the middle of the week and finals are coming up, you were wrong (sorry).

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Adam Theisen: Catchy, creepy Christmas carols

BY ADAM THEISEN

Although Spector influenced The Beach Boys and The Beatles (and, by extension, practically everyone involved in pop music from the ’60s onward), he was also batshit crazy.

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The Smashing Pumpkins steps forward on 'Monuments to an Elegy'

BMG

BY MELINA GLUSAC

On the song “Drum + Fife,” Corgan sings, “I will bang this drum till my dying days.” For the sake of music and all things rock, we’re begging you, Billy. Please do.

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Ghostface Killah sticks to old tricks on '36 Seasons'

Tommy Boy

BY BRIAN BURLAGE

That after nine years of learning, music-making and growing up, Ghostface Killah still relies on the tricks and traps of the rapper who rests in peace with Fishscale.

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Where is 'Tha Carter V'?

Cash Money

BY RACHEL KERR

Tha Carter V, Wayne’s supposed last solo album, has been in production since late 2012. Despite countless reported release dates, it has yet to drop. If you weren’t aware, it’s now late 2014.

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Learning from my middle school iPod

BY CARLY SNIDER

I learned that there is so much to be discovered, listened to and experienced that I can’t help but be fond of where all my interests started. Even if that means admitting my love for all things Coldplay.

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The B-side

Herb David: Crafting Ann Arbor's musical legacy

He's made guitars for Eric Clapton, Sonic Youth, the Byrds and Jerry Garcia, hung out with Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Iggy Pop and Jimi Hendrix and lived near the center of Ann Arbor's once-blossoming countercultural music scene. He's also one of the country's best instrument maker and he lives right around the corner.

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