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2:21 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Cafe Tacvba: A Legendary Mexican Rock Band Stays Fresh

Ruben Albarran is the frontman for Cafe Tacvba.
Kevin Winter Getty Images

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 10:32 am

When Cafe Tacvba first emerged in the early '90s, the band's fusion of rock and traditional Mexican styles was revolutionary for Latin music. Now, its first album in five years, El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco (The Object Formerly Known as a Disc), finds Cafe Tacvba experimenting even more with a mix of rock, folk and electronic sounds.

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Best Music Of 2012
12:39 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

What Happened To Music Writing This Year?

The question "what do readers want?" has hovered over any media business worth its advertising revenue for years, but in 2012, it took on more urgency. Any item worth its pixels this year was built for sharing, for posting on Twitter or in friends' Facebook newsfeeds and multiplexing from there. Sometimes these shareable pieces would dig deeply into a topic with a new perspective; more often they would play off already-existing biases, asserting them or proudly acting the contrarian.

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11:14 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Former PM Edward Seaga Heralds Jamaica's Music

Originally published on Thu December 27, 2012 11:33 am

Former prime minister and music producer, Edward Seaga, compiled an album to mark Jamaica's 50th anniversary of independence. It's called, Reggae Golden Jubilee: Origins of Jamaican Music. Host Michel Martin speaks to Mr. Seaga about what he sees as the 100 most significant songs to emerge from the country.

8:03 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Lo Que Mas Les Gustó: Listeners Pick The Best Music Of 2012

Natalia Lafourcade.
Eric Jamison Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 10:20 am

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Music Interviews
2:28 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Rye Rye Just Wants To Be 'Young And Playful'

Rye Rye.
Meeno Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu December 27, 2012 7:58 am

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