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Read Eulogies For Gregg Allman From Allman Brothers’ Warren Haynes, Dickey Betts, & Chuck Leavell, & Ex-Wife Cher

In the wake of Gregg Allman's death at age 69, tributes are beginning to roll in. Several of Allman's bandmates in the Allman Brothers Band…
Chris DeVille | 11:54 am

Watch Todd Rundgren Debut His “Tin Foil Hat” Video On Fox News

Todd Rundgren's new video for "Tin Foil Hat," a collaboration with Donald Fagen from Rundgren's recent album White Knight, brutally skewers Fox News and its,…
Chris DeVille | 11:40 am

Download Vacations’ OVO-Approved Drake x Sade Mashup EP More Love

Tonight's episode of Drake's Beats 1 radio show OVO Sound Radio highlighted More Love, a new mashup project combining tracks from Drake's recent "playlist" More
Chris DeVille | May 27, 2017 - 10:27 pm

Watch Guns N’ Roses Cover Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun”

The latest band to pay tribute to the late Chris Cornell: Guns N' Roses, who covered "Black Hole Sun" during their gig at Meath, Ireland's…
Chris DeVille | May 27, 2017 - 9:49 pm

New Radiohead Song “I Promise” Apparently Out This Week

It looks like Radiohead are unveiling one of the unreleased songs from their OK Computer reissue a little early. Reddit's Radiohead forum points out that…
Chris DeVille | May 27, 2017 - 8:13 pm

T-Pain – “F.B.G.M.” (Feat. Young M.A)

"F.B.G.M." stands for "Fuck Bitches Get Money," which are the main subjects T-Pain and Young M.A sing-rap about on this new collaboration of theirs. It…
Chris DeVille | May 26, 2017 - 12:19 pm

Counting Down

In Honor Of Sgt. Pepper’s 50th Anniversary, We Ranked Every Beatles Album

It was 50 years ago today: The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, an album of profound significance in the arc of modern
Chris DeVille | May 26, 2017 - 10:48 am

The Week In Pop

“Despacito” Could Signify A Latin Pop Resurgence Or Just Justin Bieber’s King-Making Power

It's not every day a song sung primarily in Spanish goes to #1 in the US. It's not even every decade. But "Despacito," a collaboration…
Chris DeVille | May 25, 2017 - 3:43 pm

Watch Manchester Vigil Break Out Into Oasis Song After Minute Of Silence For Attack Victims

Here's a genuinely moving response to the terrorist attack in Manchester this week: At a vigil today in St. Ann's Square, the crowd followed a…
Chris DeVille | May 25, 2017 - 2:07 pm

Eerie Gaits – “Twins” & “Eau Gallie”

When John Ross isn't playing guitar for Wild Pink, he's crafting emotionally charged ambient guitar instrumentals under the name Eerie Gaits. The project's debut album…
Chris DeVille | May 25, 2017 - 12:53 pm

Premiere

Swarming Branch – “Zsazsur’s Real Estate Song” Video

Swarming Branch is the Columbus-based brainchild of skewed singer-songwriter Andrew Graham, who has spent the past decade exploring the intersection of post-punk, folk-rock, early 20th…
Chris DeVille | May 25, 2017 - 11:05 am

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Night Things – “Reasons”

Zach Shields used to play in Dead Man's Bones, the experimental pop project that also counted Ryan Gosling as a member. In 2008, that band…
Chris DeVille | May 25, 2017 - 10:13 am

Stream Chastity Belt I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone

The advance tracks from Chastity Belt's I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone, have all been stunners. "Different Now," "Caught In A Lie," and…
Chris DeVille | May 25, 2017 - 9:52 am

Watch 2 Chainz & John Kasich Talk Hip-Hop On The View

2 Chainz was on The View this morning promoting his forthcoming album Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, which resulted in the rap veteran talking politics…
Chris DeVille | May 24, 2017 - 12:01 pm

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Pinact – “Seams”

Pinact are a Glasgow punk band with major melodic songwriting gifts. On their debut album Stand Still And Rot, those instincts manifested something like Fidlar's…
Chris DeVille | May 24, 2017 - 11:11 am

Comments from Chris DeVille

lol have I posted about "Faint" being the best Linkin Park song before? (It is.)
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May 26, 2017 on The 10 Best Linkin Park Songs
Replying to the first comment to keep this at the top. When I first published this four years ago I got so much pushback for Sgt. Pepper at #1 that I began to wonder if I was crazy, with lots of people asserting that no serious Beatles fan would rank it that high. But at the time I definitely believed what I wrote. I probably still believe it now? As explained above in far greater detail, I love how much of an ALBUM it is. The way it all unfolds, and hangs together — pardon the cliché, but it really takes you on a journey. It has a couple weak spots, but I feel like all of them do, even Revolver and Abbey Road (which are the albums most often cited as the "real" #1). So I guess what I am saying is: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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May 26, 2017 on In Honor Of Sgt. Pepper’s 50th Anniversary, We Ranked Every Beatles Album
Also, we have a bustling commenter community who will want to weigh in on this matter
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May 24, 2017 on Uh Oh
It's 12. I wrote about it here: http://www.stereogum.com/1793398/alligator-turns-10/franchises/the-anniversary/
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May 22, 2017 on Boxer Turns 10
Sorry, he was eligible and just didn't make the cut
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May 19, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Oops! Fixing that...
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May 19, 2017 on The Colour And The Shape Turns 20
That's fair! I guess a love of new wave has made Selena more exciting and Paramore less exciting.
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May 18, 2017 on Soft Times: On Paramore’s Surprising Retro Reboot
Thanks! I always type Cat Seat Headrest for some reason...
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May 17, 2017 on Middle Kids – “Fill In The Blank” (Car Seat Headrest Cover)
I definitely frequented those websites, but I was never much of a gear nerd. (I was mostly just there for tabs.) I did wish I had an Ibanez guitar, though, because they seemed good for downtuning.
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May 12, 2017 on Are You Experienced At 50: Why Jimi Hendrix Still Matters In A World Without Guitar Solos
True story: My AIM screen name used to be MadGuitarSkillz
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May 12, 2017 on Are You Experienced At 50: Why Jimi Hendrix Still Matters In A World Without Guitar Solos
To be fair, I'm not sure I've heard anybody attempt it since "Super Rich Kids"
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May 11, 2017 on Harry Styles, Prince Of Pop, Takes A Stab At Rock Stardom
Oops, guess this one is stream-only. Their comps have been free downloads in the past.
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May 10, 2017 on Stream Adult Swim’s Dream-Pop Comp LUXE
There will be a Paramore album writeup, probably in The Week In Pop, but you might have to wait until next week for it.
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May 9, 2017 on Album Of The Week: PWR BTTM Pageant
I don't know why this is so funny to me, but this is so funny to me.
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May 9, 2017 on American Idol Officially Returning At ABC
Superior version of this video: https://youtu.be/yYg6eIH7qR8
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May 8, 2017 on Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times” Video
I wouldn't hold your breath for Grizzly Bear next week, either...
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May 5, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Yes, I probably should have mentioned that.
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May 5, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: At The Drive In in·ter a·li·a