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PartyNextDoor – “Not Nice”

PartyNextDoor wrote Rihanna's part on the dancehall-inflected Drake collab "Work," so it's not surprising to hear him jumping on a track that basically sounds like…
Chris DeVille | July 22, 2016 - 2:49 pm

D.R.A.M. – “Broccoli” (Feat. Lil Yachty) Video

One of the most joyously weird songs on hip-hop radio this summer is "Broccoli," a collaboration between D.R.A.M. (the soulful Virginian sing-rapper of "Cha Cha"
Chris DeVille | July 22, 2016 - 1:34 pm


Hear Blake Babies Play “Lament” At Boston Reunion Show

Alt-rock heroes Blake Babies played a series of afternoon reunion sets earlier this month in Boston, their first performances together in 15 years. The Juliana…
Chris DeVille | July 22, 2016 - 12:37 pm

Radiohead Announce Pathway To Paris Live Album, Thom Yorke Bedtime Mix

Radiohead's Thom Yorke performed last December at Pathway To Paris, a benefit concert to fight climate change. Today the band announced that select performances from…
Chris DeVille | July 22, 2016 - 10:03 am

George Harrison Estate Addresses RNC’s Use Of “Here Comes The Sun” To Introduce Ivanka Trump

Last night, as part of the terrifying procession of national disgraces and absurdities that was this year's Republican National Convention, Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka walked…
Chris DeVille | July 22, 2016 - 9:36 am

Comments from Chris DeVille

This is true of me! I used to buy a lot more records, but I ran out of space on my shelf. And I used to move around every year or two; moving boxes of records is hell.
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July 22, 2016 on We’ve Passed Peak Vinyl – Here Comes The Collapse
Yeah, I am continually amazed that "Chandelier" is not Sia's highest-charting song. Less amazed about milquetoast rock bands selling 30,000 albums in the first week, especially after attending Rock On The Range this year.
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July 21, 2016 on Views From The Top: The Undying Popularity Of Drake’s Unending Album
Don't forget Jamila also interpolates "Stellar" by Incubus! My sophomore year jam...
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July 15, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
If Wilco were part of the mainstream pop machine, Cline would be credited as a writer on that, yeah.
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July 14, 2016 on Taylor Swift, Song Doctor?
As far as songwriting credit, anybody who contributes anything gets listed — it could be as small as one lyric or a tweak to the drum programming. What Taylor did is what's known as "top-line" writing, a common practice. PartyNextDoor did the top line for Rihanna's "Work," for instance.
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July 14, 2016 on Taylor Swift, Song Doctor?
woops typooooooooo
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July 8, 2016 on The Eraser Turns 10
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July 8, 2016 on Lip Sync Battle, “Carpool Karaoke,” And America’s New Wave Of Viral Singing Shows
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July 8, 2016 on The 1975 – “Somebody Else” Video
I thought about comparing "Wolf Like Me" to "The Rat" here, but I couldn't work it in. They definitely operate on a similar wavelength (and are similarly awesome).
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July 6, 2016 on Return To Cookie Mountain Turns 10
There are people who like Dear Science better than Cookie Mountain, which completely baffles me.
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July 6, 2016 on Return To Cookie Mountain Turns 10
It definitely doesn't mean that.
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July 5, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Shura Nothing’s Real
I've had this album for weeks
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July 1, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: The Avalanches Wildflower
Soon even one of Tom's Anniversary posts will be Sublime
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July 1, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: The Avalanches Wildflower
I am not criticizing the Strokes for recycling decades-old sounds, I just said their retro fetish made them feel like classic rock from the jump.
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June 30, 2016 on I Guess This Is Growing Up: Blink-182 Are Back For Mall Punk’s Classic Rock Phase