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    Top 20 singles of 2018 (Part 2)

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 30/12/2018

    » As is tradition, we're wrapping up the year with a special two-part series featuring some of the best music to have come out locally and globally over the past 12 months. Culled from our 40-plus playlists stretching back to January, these tracks represent trends, cultural highlights and states of mind that reflect the times we're all living in (and trying to make some sense of). Without further ado, we're picking up right where we left off last week with our countdown to No.1. On that note, thank you for sticking with us until the very end -- here's to the new year of fewer whales choking on plastic bags, of nobody getting trapped in a cave, and maybe -- just maybe -- of an election.

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    Top 20 singles of 2018 (Part 1)

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 23/12/2018

    » As is tradition, we're wrapping up the year with a special two-part series featuring some of the best music to have come out locally and globally over the past 12 months. Culled from our 40-plus playlists stretching back to January, these tracks represent trends, cultural highlights and states of mind that reflect the times we're all living in (and trying to make some sense of). We present to you this week the bottom half of our annual round-up, a vibrant batch consisting of pop mainstays like Mariah Carey and exciting newcomers like Hana Vu and Now, Now. And with that said, here's to a new year of fewer whales choking on plastic bags, of nobody getting trapped in a cave, and maybe -- just maybe -- of an election.

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    Ry Cooder returns to gospel roots

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 16/10/2018

    » American guitarist Ry Cooder released his first studio album for six years recently. The Prodigal Son (Fantasy Recordings, USA) has put aside his more politically engaged music -- as heard on a series of albums, Chavez Ravine (2005), My Name Is Buddy (2007), Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down (2011) and Election Special (2012) and returned to a more-gospel oriented sound that he created on his early albums.

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    Sounds celebrating Mandela centenary

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 24/07/2018

    » This month World Beat joins the international celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist and visionary leader. Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, and passed away on Dec 5, 2013, having served 27 years in prison for his resistance to the racist apartheid system then operating in South Africa.

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    In tune with the times

    Brunch, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 08/07/2018

    » For over 30 years, Pongsit Kampee has been telling stories about people, their struggles, grievances, and of love lost. To say that he is Thailand's Bob Dylan may be a bit of an overstatement, but he's one of the few we have who may merit that comparison.

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    Keeping the Soul Alive

    Brunch, Published on 04/12/2016

    » For most people, the name Jim James has always been associated with American southern rock outfit My Morning Jacket, the band he's been fronting over the last two decades with seven albums worth of discography. But those who follow the band more closely will know that James always had a solo career brewing inside of him as evidenced by his 2009 Tribute To EP, a six-track collection of George Harrison covers released under Yim Yames. The said EP was a precursor to his full-length solo debut, 2013's Regions of Light and Sound of God, and its follow-up, Eternally Even.

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    The Power of Here And Now

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 27/11/2016

    » Alicia Keys returns with her first album in four years, sounding refreshed, empowered and more politically aware than ever.

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    Sit down and listen

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 23/10/2016

    » Solange's stunning confessional new studio album provides an earnest glimpse into her life as a black woman in America.

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    A true one-off: Remembering Gil Scott-Heron

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 06/09/2016

    » The music and biting satirical poetry of Gil Scott-Heron have been booming from the World Beat beatbox this week. Earlier, I had watched a fascinating 2003 BBC documentary on his life and work, Gil Scott-Heron: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. The title was taken from one of his most popular songs which has been covered many times by other musicians, although if he were to write the song today it might be called, "The Revolution Will Be Digitized Or Tweeted".

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    The aesthetics of resistance

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 05/11/2018

    » For the past four years, we've received a steady diet of the junta's theme songs that preach about "returning happiness" and the virtues of peace, order and nationalism. Since last week, however, the anthem that has stolen the thunderbolt is Prathet Ku Mee (What My Country’s Got), an infectious viral rap by a group called Rap Against Dictatorship.

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