Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Post Rock Archive  |  About the Bloggers  |  E-mail: Click Track  |  On Twitter: Click Track  |  RSS Feeds RSS

Singles file: Nicki Minaj, Crystal Castles, U.S. Royalty

nicki minajNicki Minaj gets violent with Eminem. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

By Allison Stewart

A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind...

Nicki Minaj featuring Eminem: "Roman's Revenge"

This riveting, gross and totally insane exercise in self-debasement (her) and reflexively violent misogyny (him) is the most provocative track off Minaj's upcoming "Pink Friday."

Crystal Castles and Robert Smith: "Not in Love" (GVNR mix)

GVNR adds muscle to last week's most-buzzed-about track, the '80s-tastic collabo between the Castles and the year's biggest "get" -- Cure frontman Smith.

U.S. Royalty: "Equestrian"

The District-based four-piece (which Esquire magazine recently dubbed the best-dressed band at CMJ, despite their fondness for ponchos) delivers a superbly folky, harmony-happy pop track, the first single from the full-length debut, "Mirrors."

Esben and the Witch: "Warpath"

Another exercise in sublimely spooky, Gothy electro from the recent Matador signees.

It'sTheReal: "My Girl's a Republican"

The rap-comedy outfit explores the pros and cons of having a right-wing girlfriend. Time elapsed before the inevitable "drill baby drill" reference? Almost three minutes.

By Allison Stewart  | November 2, 2010; 12:00 PM ET
Categories:  Singles file  | Tags:  Crystal Castles, Eminem, Esben and the Witch, It's TheReal, Nicki Minaj, Robert Smith, U.S. Royalty  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Album review: Matt & Kim, "Sidewalks"

No comments have been posted to this entry.

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.




characters remaining

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company