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Opinion: David Bowie left his stardust on Earth

On Friday, David Bowie’s 69th birthday, he released “Blackstar,” his 27th and, as it turns out, final album. Its centerpiece is “Lazarus,” a dark song that never quite manages to see the light that its biblical namesake saw when he emerged, resurrected. Bowie died Sunday ...

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Album review: Azealia Banks’ debut good enough

In the pantheon of forever-delayed albums, Azealia Banks’ “Broke with Expensive Taste” wasn’t quite as anticipated as, say, Dr. Dre’s “Detox,” but the odds that we would see its release this year probably weren’t much better. In 2011, the then-20 year-old rapper caught the music ...

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