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KEITH HARING AT THE DE YOUNG

A quick look at the de Young’s massive new Keith Haring retrospective, The Political Line. Focusing on Haring’s more deliberately political works, the pieces take on consumer culture, technology, sexuality, and racism head on, and span the length of Keith’s short but prolific career.

2010: THE YEAR IN MUSIC

The Year in Music

Grouping music in 12-month periods every December always seems a little arbitrary. Putting them in order and deciding which ones are better than other ones seems a little arbitrary too. Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for the grandiose lists and the music nerd arguments that inevitably follow. But at the end of the day, it’s all just music. A bit less arbitrary though, in my book, is showing love to folks who put out great work. And here at W&B, it’s something we like to do whenever we get the chance.

To be real, these were the artists that provided the soundtrack to a lot of our lives this year. While Cunningham was slappin Freddie Gibbs in Beijing, Jesse and I were on the road with The Black Keys on repeat. And whether we were standing in awe of the “Window Seat” video, drunkenly belting “Fuck You” at the top of our lungs, or watching Mr. West’s beautifully sprawling fantasy come to life, 2010 definitely had some moments worth revisiting. So given the timing, we thought it was only appropriate to recap, review and share some of our favorites with you.

THE ESSENTIALS

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Download: The Black Keys – “Everlasting Light”

From Brothers

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Download: Broken Bells – “The High Road”

From Broken Bells

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Download: Cee-Lo Green – “Fuck You”

From The Lady Killer

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Download: Drake – “Karaoke”

From Thank Me Later

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Download: Erykah Badu – “Gone Baby, Don’t Be Long”

From New Amerykah Part 2: Return of the Ankh

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Download: Janelle Monae – “Neon Valley Street”

From The ArchAndroid

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Download: Kanye West – “All of the Lights”

From My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

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Download: LCD Soundsystem – “Dance Yrself Clean”

From This Is Happening

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Download: Theophilus London – “No Answers”

From I Want You

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Download: Toro Y Moi – “Low Shoulder”

From Causers of This

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Download: Vampire Weekend – “Diplomat’s Son”

From Contra

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Download: Yeasayer – “O.N.E.”

From Odd Blood

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THE REST

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Download: Aloe Blacc – “I Need a Dollar”

From Good Things

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Download: Arcade Fire – “We Used to Wait”

From The Suburbs

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Download: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – “Round and Round”

From Before Today

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Download: Best Coast – “Boyfriend”

From Crazy For You

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Download: Big Boi feat. Cutty – “Shutterbugg”

From Sir Lucious Left Foot Son of Chico Dusty

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Download: Caribou – “Jamelia”

From Swim

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Download: Crystal Castles feat. Robert Smith – “Not In Love”

From Crystal Castles

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Download: Delorean – “Stay Close”

From Subiza

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Download: E-40 feat. Too Short – “Bitch”

From Revenue Retrievin’ (Day Shift)

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Download: Flying Lotus – “Do the Astral Plane”

From Cosmogramma

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Download: Francis & The Lights – “Tap the Phone”

From It’ll Be Better

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Download: Freddie Gibbs – “4681 Broadway”

From Str8 Killa No Filla

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Download: Gil Scott-Heron – “New York is Killing Me”

From I’m New Here

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Download: Gorillaz – “Plastic Beach”

From Plastic Beach

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Download: Jay Electronica – “Exhibit C”

From Exhibit C EP

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Download: Lil’ Wayne feat. Drake – “Right Above It”

From I Am Not a Human Being

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Download: M.I.A. – “It Takes a Muscle”

From MAYA

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Download: Mark Ronson feat. Q-Tip & MNDR – “Bang Bang Bang”

From Record Collection

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Download: Rick Ross feat. Kanye West – “Live Fast, Die Young”

From Teflon Don

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Download: Rihanna – “Rudeboy”

From Rated R

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Download: The Roots – “How I Got Over”

From How I Got Over

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Download: Seu Jorge & Almaz – “Everybody Loves the Sunshine”

From Seu Jorge & Almaz

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Download: Sleigh Bells – “Rill Rill”

From Treats

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Download: Wiz Khalifa – “The Kid Frankie”

From Kush & Orange Juice

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Download: The xx – “VCR” (Matthew Dear Remix)

From Matthew Dear

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THE VISUALS

Erykah Badu – “Window Seat”

Directed by Erykah Badu and Coodie & Chike

From New Amerykah Part 2: Return of the Ankh

Cee-Lo Green – “No One’s Gonna Love You” (Band of Horses Cover/Paul Epworth Remix)

Directed by Skinny

From The Lady Killer

El Guincho – “Bombay”

Directed by Nicolás Méndez & Marc Gómez del Moral

From Pop Negro

Rihanna – “Rude Boy”

Directed by Melina Matsoukas

From Rated R

Duck Sauce – “Barbra Streisand”

Directed by So-Me

From Barbra Streisand (Single)

Janelle Monae – “Cold War”

Directed by Wendy Morgan

From The ArchAndroid

Arcade Fire – “The Suburbs”

Directed by Spike Jonze

From The Suburbs

Kanye West – Runaway

Directed by Kanye West

From My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy





  • Twill

    Thank you for providing endless slaps throughout the year.

  • B. Williams

    Not a problem. Thanks for listening homie.

  • Anonymous

    yes yes and yes

  • Shootin God

    slaps on slaps on slaps
    -The shootin’ God

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  • Cuningham

    well done as always. like you said, provided a soundtrack to my international life.

    I can only think of one omission from this recap list: Mac Miller, Kool Aid and Frozen Pizza

  • Nate

    Long live W+B

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