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Despite not being the hot property they once were, Of Montreal are still well worth checking out live. Read more

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Over the three album since 2007\'s revelatory <em>Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?</em>, Of Montreal has lost some of its critical luster, as frontman Kevin Barnes has pushed his songs to ever-busier extremes, making albums like 2010\'s funk-.. Read more

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"It's going to be the most exciting event that I've ever been a part of," Of Montreal singer Kevin Barnes told Pitchfork last month about his band's falltour with R&B singer Janelle Monae. "We're going to marry the two shows together, in a wa.. Read more

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Holly Golightly is an artist stuck in a rut, and that’s just fine with her.The U.K. garage-rock songstress introduced herself to the world in the early ’90s as a member of the Thee Headcoatees, an all-girl garage quartet assembled by Billy ... Read more

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Among the many, many reasons Janelle Monae’s debut full-length The ArchAndroid is noteworthy: It’s the first album released by P. Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment to feature Of Montreal. Monae hands over the reigns to guest Kevin Barnes on “Make the .. Read more

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“When you think about it, a lot of hip-hop artists come across like they have no social skills,” Of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes mused to me last year. “They brag about how good they are, and how much better they are than everyone else, and how much mo.. Read more

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Disclaimer: Despite the branding, this list doesn’t represent the best albums of the year as much as it does my favorite albums of the yearthat’s a big difference. These lists are always a work in progress: Obviously, I can’t listen to every album.. Read more

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