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Watch Alex Trebek Rap Lyrics By Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Lil Wayne, & Desiigner On Jeopardy!

Perhaps because Jeopardy! is in the middle of its collegiate tournament right now, the game show featured a rap category tonight with humorous results. The…
Chris DeVille | February 20, 2017 - 7:46 pm

Karen Elson – “Call Your Name”

"Call Your Name" is not just a gorgeously cascading, ornately constructed folk-rock sigh; it also appears to be an example of elite-level trolling. Karen Elson,…
Chris DeVille | February 17, 2017 - 10:08 am

Animal Collective – “Peacemaker” & “Goalkeeper”

It's been less than a week since we first got wind of a new Animal Collective EP, and now The Painters is already out in…
Chris DeVille | February 16, 2017 - 11:12 pm

Stream Future’s Surprise Self-Titled Album

This is how "surprise" albums work now: Rather than dropping them out of nowhere, the artist gives their fans a few days to work up…
Chris DeVille | February 16, 2017 - 9:01 pm

The Week In Pop

Bebe Rexha Is One More Hit Away From Becoming A Household Name

Do you recognize the name Elwood Edwards? What about Jessica Gomes? Jesse Frederick? If you're an American pop culture consumer, you are probably intimately familiar…
Chris DeVille | February 16, 2017 - 3:47 pm

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Superchunk – “Everything At Once (Acoustic)”

We're sharing a brand new Superchunk song today as part of Rough Trade Publishing's ongoing charity compilation A Song A Day Keeps The Pain Away.
Chris DeVille | February 16, 2017 - 10:00 am

Japandroids – “Love → Building On Fire” (Talking Heads Cover)

Japandroids released the title track from their triumphant new album Near To The Wild Heart Of Life as a limited edition 7", and intriguingly, the…
Chris DeVille | February 15, 2017 - 12:50 pm

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Stream Middle Kids’ Self-Titled EP And Watch Their Conan Performance

We first met Middle Kids last summer upon the release of their single "Edge Of Town," a sharp Alternative Nation throwback that soared to remarkable…
Chris DeVille | February 15, 2017 - 11:49 am

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Richard Edwards – “Lil Dead Eye-d”

Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset -- what an album title! It belongs to Richard Edwards, former frontman for the also memorably named Indiana indie-folk outfit Margot…
Chris DeVille | February 15, 2017 - 11:32 am

Michigan GOP Considering Kid Rock As Senate Candidate

Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow’s Senate seat is up for grabs in 2018, and the state's Republican party is feeling optimistic about their chances to defeat…
Chris DeVille | February 15, 2017 - 10:30 am

Man, It’s A Hot One: Carlos Santana Apologizes For Beyoncé Burn

Carlos Santana was not so smooth while discussing this year's Grammy results during an interview to promote some upcoming tour dates Down Under. Speaking with…
Chris DeVille | February 15, 2017 - 9:56 am

Little Cub – “Too Much Love” Video

We shared London dance-rock trio Little Cub's excellent single "My Nature" last fall. Today they're back with a video for another promising cut called "Too…
Chris DeVille | February 14, 2017 - 11:58 am

sir Was – “Revoke” Video

Gothenburg pop polymath sir Was aka Joel Wästberg will soon release his debut album Digging A Tunnel, and today he's sharing a new single called…
Chris DeVille | February 14, 2017 - 11:29 am

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Swan Lingo – “What Did You Learn”

Washington, DC musician Swan Lingo is following up his debut Spirit Plug EP with a new series of singles beginning today. The first one is…
Chris DeVille | February 14, 2017 - 11:02 am

D.R.A.M. – “Cute” Video

D.R.A.M. has chosen Valentine's Day to release the video for Big Baby D.R.A.M. single "Cute" -- and what a video it is! The clip pairs…
Chris DeVille | February 14, 2017 - 10:58 am

Comments from Chris DeVille

You know, you'd think that would come up when you Google "Superchunk everything at once." Anyway, correcting now, thanks!
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February 16, 2017 on Superchunk – “Everything At Once (Acoustic)”
This one deserves the Jet treatment, honestly
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February 15, 2017 on Michigan GOP Considering Kid Rock As Senate Candidate
Just grab the embed code from the pulldown menu on the tweet
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February 12, 2017 on Grammys 2017: Watch A Tribe Called Quest & Anderson .Paak Call Out The President In Powerful Performance
This is a smart observation
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February 12, 2017 on Grammys 2017: Comment Party & Meme Pool
mahlor, you might win some but you just lost one
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February 12, 2017 on Grammys 2017: Chance The Rapper Wins Best New Artist
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February 12, 2017 on Grammys 2017: Winners List
Don't even act like your children won't be singing "Hello" at karaoke night.
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February 9, 2017 on There’s Only One Way To Find Out If The Grammys Will Suck Again This Year
The semi-definitive ranking, off the top of my head without revisiting the album: 1. "Hard To Explain" 2. "Someday" 3. "New York City Cops" 4. "Take It Or Leave It" 5. "The Modern Age" 6. "Barely Legal" 7. "Trying Your Luck" 8. "Soma" 9. "Is This It" 10. "Last Nite" 11. "Alone, Together"
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February 7, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Sinkane Life & Livin’ It
That's my main objection to this particular screed. It really only applies to people who have (1) chosen to put their trust in Jesus Christ for salvation and (2) chosen to follow Jesus Christ as a lifestyle (two separate decisions, theologically speaking, or else you go back to salvation by works). As it applies to such people ("walking Christians," they might call themselves in contemporary Christian parlance), Sufjan's piece here is right on. The commands of Christ don't really apply to someone who is not following Christ, though.
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February 6, 2017 on Sufjan Weighs In On Religion And Politics Again: “God Has No Political Boundary”
I mean, Keep It Like A Secret is SOOOO dope. The highs are arguably higher. That opening three-song blast is fucking untouchable, as is the closing three-song blast. But it has a couple weaker tracks in the middle that keep it from being a perfect album. There was a time in my life (college) when I liked There's Nothing Wrong With Love the best, but that seems like a silly position in retrospect. Too many whiny flimsy twee tracks that don't measure up to the highlights.
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January 27, 2017 on Perfect From Now On Turns 20
It would be nice if the first comment under this deeply moving song wasn't so cynical.
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January 25, 2017 on Mount Eerie – “Real Death”
To be fair, Twenty One Pilots are the most popular rock band in the world.
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January 23, 2017 on Sasquatch! 2017 Lineup
No, but he's released songs as a solo artist, like this gem from December of '14.
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January 19, 2017 on Q&A: Vampire Weekend’s Chris Tomson Talks New Solo Project Dams Of The West
We opted not to report it, but yeah, so heavy.
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January 17, 2017 on Radiohead Announce 2017 US Tour Dates
Hopefully they'll play the Northeast and Midwest later this year, but I might have to make arrangements for Atlanta or Kansas City just in case they don't.
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January 17, 2017 on Radiohead Announce 2017 US Tour Dates
I voted for Slowdive!
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January 13, 2017 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Those rankings are determined by the writer and the writer alone! And that list ran before I was on staff anyway. I would need to go back and do some listening to rank the albums, but I really love A Series Of Sneaks. If you'll excuse me once again using a Radiohead comparison, ASOS is like The Bends: It's full of great songs, and it represents a point in time before the band settled into what would become their signature sound. Also, I'm just busting your balls.
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January 10, 2017 on New Spoon Album Hot Thoughts Out 3/17