WashPost Critic Happy Bruno Mars Is Singing About Cocaine-Fueled 'Gori

December 11th, 2012 3:24 PM
Washington Post music critic Allison Stewart is one of those people who can’t tolerate the idea that listeners under 16 might favor a singer who isn’t “edgy.” In her review of the second album from schoolgirl favorite Bruno Mars, Stewart complained, Mars has been too “vanilla,” too “edgeless,” too “mild to the point of being dead,” and…

WashPost Music Critic Urges Readers to Check Out Rapper's Pro-Qadhafi

May 22nd, 2012 5:45 PM
In her May 22 "Singles File" -- described as "A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind" -- Washington Post music critic Allison Stewart suggested readers might want to download the new single "Reagan" by rap artist Killer Mike. "The Obama years haven't been fruitful ones for sociopolitically minded rappers, at least until now,"…