Sasha Frere-Jones

Sasha Frere-Jones is Slate's music critic and a writer and musician in New York.

Music
March 5 2004 3:02 PMThe Bloody and the BeautifulGoodbye, Babylon's incomparable collection of gospel—and the questions raised by it.
Mixing Desk
Jan. 30 2004 10:38 AMPsst!How to find the best hip-hop of the year (hint: not in a store near you); plus, the cooling tones of Air.
Mixing Desk
Dec. 18 2003 6:14 PMFrom Coldplay to Jack BlackA holiday roundup of the year's best music DVDs and box sets.
The Music Club
Dec. 16 2003 10:49 AMIs the Album Really Obsolete?
Mixing Desk
Dec. 5 2003 2:59 PMWhen Hipsters CryYeah Yeah Yeahs get sentimental; plus a jaunty Bob Dylan.
Music
Nov. 6 2003 12:36 PMCampfire SingalongThe Strokes arrive on time, get the job done.
The Participatory Book Club
Oct. 8 2003 3:44 PMThe Fortress of Solitude's Swan Song
The Participatory Book Club
Oct. 7 2003 2:46 PMA Peaceable Discussion of Race
The Participatory Book Club
Oct. 6 2003 2:47 PMRough Emotional Grain
Music
Aug. 22 2003 3:09 PMWhen Critics Meet PopWhy are some writers so afraid of Justin Timberlake?
The Music Club
June 3 2003 11:14 AMRadiohead With a View
Music
May 22 2003 6:09 PMAddicted to New PornographersThe power-pop album you'll be listening to obsessively.
Music
Feb. 28 2003 6:06 PM50 Cent DiscountHow Eminem mishandled rap's new star.
Music
Feb. 19 2004 8:05 AMGo West, Old GenreHip-hop is corny—and only one man can save it.
Music
Jan. 21 2004 7:05 PMSui GenerisThe utterly new sounds of Dizzee Rascal, Britain's rising superstar.
The Music Club
Dec. 17 2003 9:42 AMDizzee Rascal's Enormous Debut
The Music Club
Dec. 15 2003 10:30 AMA Critic's Night Before Christmas
Music
Nov. 14 2003 7:45 PMFrom A- to AJay-Z's final album is his most professional yet.
Mixing Desk
Oct. 30 2003 4:36 PMWho's the Next White Stripes?M.A.S.S. should be on your stereo.
Music
Oct. 8 2003 11:52 AMOutKast Is GoodAmerica's greatest rock band thinks hard about virtue.
Mixing Desk
Oct. 7 2003 8:34 AMThe Real Diana RossA disco classic gets a makeover, plus Erykah Badu, Missy, etc.
Books
Aug. 29 2003 4:17 PMThe Skeptical BelieverLester Bangs forged a career of passionate excess, but his skepticism made him great.
The Music Club
June 4 2003 11:44 AMThom Yorke Is No Jeff Spicoli
The Music Club
June 2 2003 11:54 AMLyrics That Would Not Be Out of Place on a Jewel Record
Music
March 14 2003 5:02 PMIn a World Gone MildThe Beastie Boys' meek protest song.

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  Arts
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  Technology
Future Tense
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