• 2000: A Soul Odyssey

    6 days ago - By Billboard

    Following our Billboard staff-picked list of the 100 greatest songs of 2000 , we're writing this week about some of the stories and trends that defined the year for us. Here, we look back at R&B at the turn of the millennium, and how af ter a half-decade, the burgeoning neo-soul movement reached a long-awaited critical and commercial breakthrough - which was also, unfortunately, the subgenre's peak.
    If you chart modern R&B's course on a map, you'll notice a giant fork in the path around the year 2000. Actually, it was more of a massive roundabout, leading to an increasingly segmented space...
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  • Everything In Its Right Place: How Pitchfork's 10.0 Review of Radiohead's ‘Kid A' Changed Music Criticism 20 Years Ago

    6 days ago - By Billboard

    Following our Billboard staff-picked list of the 100 greatest songs of 2000 , we're writing this week about some of the stories and trends that defined the year for us. Here, we look at how twenty years ago, Pitchfork 's unrestrained, perfect 10.0 review of Radiohead's Kid A album changed the way people thought about music criticism - and why it remains a touchstone for critics and a milestone in Pitchfork history, even as the site has changed dramatically in the two decades since.
    Ryan Schreiber had never seen a shooting star before. At least not one like Brent DiCrescenzo. In 1998, the...
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  • The 40 Best Deep Cuts of 2000

    6 days ago - By Billboard

    Following our Billboard staff-picked list of the 100 greatest songs of 2000 , we're writing this week about some of the stories and trends that defined the year for us. Here, our staff goes beyond the hits of '00 to look at the deeper cuts that also endure - the album tracks from the year's best LPs, which prove just as essential as the official singles and radio hits they surrounded 20 years later. Below is a list of our 40 favorites, with a Spotify playlist of all 40 at the very bottom.
    40. Ludacris, “U Got a Problem?”
    The rapper born Christopher Bridges wasted no time announcing...
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