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Nick Bollinger reviews rapper Kendrick Lamar’s autobiographical album good kid, m.A.A.d city; discusses a new fusion of electronica and Greek folk song; and wonders why the moderately talented Kid Rock has had such a massively successful career.

Music details

Kendrick Lamar good kid m A A d CityArtist: Kendrick Lamar
Songs: Backseat Freestyle, m.A.A.d City, Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe; The Art Of Peer Pressure, Good Kid, Sherane, Money Trees, Sing About Me/I'm Dying Of Thirst, Compton
Album: good kid, m.A.A.D. city
Label: Aftermath/Interscope/Universal

Rebel SoulArtist: Kid Rock
Songs: Rebel Soul, Detroit Michigan, Chickens In The Pen, Let's Ride, Cat Boogie, Happy New Year, The Mirror, Mr Rock'n'Roll, God Save Rock'n'Roll
Album: Rebel Soul
Label: Warner

GreekadeliaArtist: Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis
Songs: Mes Tou Aegeou Ta Nera, Halassia, Rodo Tis Protanastasis, Neratzoula Fountomeni
Composer: Trad. Arr. Stassinopoulou/Kalyviotis
Album: Greekadelia
Label: Riverboat