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The follow-up disc sounds like what you’d expect of two titans combining contrasting lightning bolts: high-powered, excessive, brilliant and destructive.

'Run the Jewels 2' finds Killer Mike and El-P going even grittier

October 29th, 2014

The follow-up disc sounds like what you’d expect of two titans combining contrasting lightning bolts: high-powered, excessive, brilliant and destructive.

  • Music

    The country-ish singer-songwriter goes completely pop on her latest release.

  • Music

    The "Same Love" singer is complex, imperfect and utterly charming on her first full-length.

  • Music

    Dan Snaith wanted to craft a big ol’ hug of a record minus the serotonin floods or hippie tropes.

  • Music

    Absorbed in pieces, the fourth album from LA retro-rockers Foxygen works slightly better than it does as an 82-minute adventure, but that’s not saying much.

  • Music

    Unravelling teeters between the band’s careening angst and its newfound embrace of deliberate arrangements and expanded instrumentation.

  • Music

    Has the Danish punk quartet thawed out?

  • Music

    The alt-country singer is in a contemplative mood on the new double album.

  • Music

    The hip-hop influence is more pronounced and traditional, with credit collaborations by Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg.

  • Music

    Prince makes up for lost time with Art Official Age and PlectrumElectrum.

  • Music

    This Is All Yours is what Kid A might’ve sounded like had it been created by Sigur Rós.

  • Music

    U2 perversely takes musical cues from acts it has famously influenced—Coldplay, The Killers and Arcade Fire.

  • Music

    This album proves that brevity can be a serious handicap.

  • Music

    The post-punkers’ immersive atmosphere resurfaces—and so does the grand but harnessed drama of 'Bright Lights' and 'Antics.'

  • Music

    Whatever the financial benefits of being back out there, it puts their mythology at risk, and the results are somewhat mixed.

  • Music

    Ryan Adams is a focused, well-crafted collection of rock ’n’ roll.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    It's like a soundtrack from a childhood filled with video games and anime.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sometimes being prolific isn't always a great thing.

  • Arts & EntertainmentMusic

    Plant's restraint makes this one of his most passionate works.

  • Music

    It's not instantly accessible, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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  • Dining

    The former space of Ming’s and the 24-hour cafe features sit-down breakfast from 6 to 11 a.m. (other sections are open 24/7); late-night and gourmet ...

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    The fire-shooting mantis has finally found its purpose.

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    From their 9th-grade repertoire to hits from the past two decades, Foo Fighters rocked Las Vegas.

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    Start planning your festival experience around these dozen acts.

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    A model of the festival site reveals positions of City of Rock and six performance stages.

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    Just in time for Halloween! Grab your audio recorders and UMF readers, it's time to contact the dead.

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    Life Is Beautiful 2014 Preview: How will this year compare to last year? Plus so much more!

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    Restaurateurs are hoping to find new locations.

  • Music

    The Downtown venue is outside the fence line but will have its own access point.

  • A&E

    A massive conga line to the tune of Lionel Richie's "Dancing on the Ceiling"? Oh yes they did.

  • A&E

    Festivals + flip-flops = Bad. Sitting once in a while = good.

  • Reviews

    And its varied menu is arguably better than the award-winner down the street.

  • Nightlife

    The DJ talks his new gig at SLS' Life, where he hopes to push the sound a little more left of the dial.

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    Will people stand for 10 hours in the sun just to see Kanye West? Yes.

  • Dining

    One of the things setting Life Is Beautiful apart from other festivals is its impressive culinary component. Try these five bites!

  • Reviews

    Las Vegas has had its share of ambitious barbecue joints over the years, but this might be the one.

  • Fine Art

    “Freefall” is a vertical move from Tillinghast’s courtyard water installation (a 30-by-60-foot reservoir) last year at the Odyssey,