Music

Outkast Summer

Outkast Summer

by: Michael Shields We take a look back at a Summer presumed to belong to hip-hop’s most outstanding duo…. When I first heard the news of…

Twenty Years Later: Portishead’s Dummy

Twenty Years Later: Portishead’s Dummy

by: Diana Grindea Twenty years after its release, Portishead’s Dummy still remains the fringe soundtrack for America’s misanthropic youth…. The first time my novice ears heard…

Mega Philosophy: Reviewed

Mega Philosophy: Reviewed

by: Douglas Grant One of hip-hop’s elder statesmen campaigns for his culture, striving for truth through lyricism…. Opinions differ when the discussion of the state…

De La Soul at 25

by: Michael Shields Celebrating 25 years of real hip-hop with De La Soul… In 1987, on the island of Long Island, a trio known as…

Fuego

by: Christopher Rockwell Redemption, in the form of an album review. Phish’s Fuego….. I am certainly one to admit when I am wrong. In fact, I…

Best of 2014 (So Far)

Across the Margin presents a mid-year report on the state of music, offering up its candidates for the best songs of the year (so far)…….

Nirvana, Then and Now

by: Michael Shields Nirvana brazenly enters the annals of rock and roll history, pushing boundaries while staying true to their ethos…. A week ago this…

The Year in Music 2013

In a year brimming with an overabundance of brilliance, Across the Margin delves into the best of the best. Presenting, the Top 20 Albums of…

Theater of the Absurd

by: Michael Shields Coming on the heels of Kanye West storming off the stage in Tampa mid-show, we discuss the glorious absurdity that is the…

Blue Chips 2

by: Michael Shields Action Bronson and Party Supplies reunite for a sequel to their highly-acclaimed mixtape, Blue Chips….. The initial Blue Chips is an absolute…