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It's only fitting that immediately after I made this joke Bob Pollard announced he's putting out a new GBV album.
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February 9, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Young Thug I’m Up
At this rate, even Bob Pollard probably thinks Future could use a bit of a breather.
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February 9, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Young Thug I’m Up
As someone who spends most days sighing pensively while watching home-recorded VHS tapes of MTV's Rock 'n Jock events, I firmly believe sports and music should intersect more often. Full disclosure: I'm Dan Cortez.
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February 8, 2016 on Watch The Harlem Globetrotters Interrupt Tweedy’s Adele Cover
When I click on a video by one of our leading pop stars I'm hoping to be kind of amused, but this legitimately blew me away. An instant classic.
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February 7, 2016 on Beyoncé – “Formation” Video
Can't wait to see how Jay-Z responds to this one.
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February 6, 2016 on Mogwai – “Ether”
Finally get to hear Malk take on "Rainy Days and Mondays."
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February 4, 2016 on Hear Stephen Malkmus Cover Nirvana At The Quiet Music Festival Of Portland
You'll have to settle for "Ciara, Russell, and Me." Which he'll probably have to retitle "Expressway to Yr Skull" for legal reasons.
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February 4, 2016 on Future Announces EVOL LP And Apple Music Deal, Much To Young Thug’s Chagrin
The headline had me excited about the prospect of Meek working some flat earth trutherism into his newest anti-Drake salvo. Something like, "Started from the bottom? Yeah right, the earth doesn't have a bottom –– it's flat. Wake up sheeple!"
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February 3, 2016 on The Drake/Meek Mill Beef Enters Its Conspiracy-Theory Phase
Nugent's album technically came out last Friday, so it belongs to last week according to the Stereogum system. But I agree, it's a great record. And I just found out that Nap Eyes is streaming on the Fader, in case anyone's interested.
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February 2, 2016 on Album Of The Week: KING We Are KING
Excited to hear the Nap Eyes album in full. The tracks that have come out in advance are stellar –– kind of a "Coney Island Baby" vibe, always a good sign –– and I loved "Whine of the Mystic." Basically I'm suggesting you don't sleep on that one.
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February 2, 2016 on Album Of The Week: KING We Are KING
Intriguing, but I'm still waiting to see who lands the coveted Uncle Kracker endorsement.
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February 1, 2016 on Kid Rock Endorses Donald Trump
"Do You" is good, but it's no "Do You Right."
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January 29, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I feared for my life while voting was broken. Maybe because I took those P. Diddy t-shirts from 10 years ago too seriously.
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January 29, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Some troubling things used as props in this video, chiefly an entire culture and live drums.
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January 29, 2016 on Coldplay – “Hymn For The Weekend” (Feat. Beyoncé) Video
Brings to mind the conservative canard of Obama referring to ISIS as Al Qaeda's JV squad. What I'm trying to say is that Panic! at the Disco is basically the ISIS of music.
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January 28, 2016 on (Panic! At The) Disco Sucks
To paraphrase a Sesame Street denizen, c is for cookie, but that's just not good enough for some folks these days. More and more, k is in and c is out, and the two consonants appear to be locked in constant competition. I can't help but wonder why. After all, can't we agree that the CCC was a far superior organization than the KKK? While one offered employment to thousands of struggling Americans during the Depression, helping with numerous public works projects in the process, the other terrorized minority groups. Of course, that's not to say k doesn't have some positive connotations, as fans of potassium and baseball will remind you. Still, I bemoan the gradual marginalization of c, that noble, versatile letter batting third in our alphabet, but first in my heart.
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January 28, 2016 on Dee Dee From Dum Dum Girls Goes Solo As Kristin Kontrol
Regarding the cover, I'd say that looks way more like a blurry towel-wearing child with a crown on its eyes holding a black balloon than a tame impala.
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January 28, 2016 on Rihanna’s ANTI Is Out, And It’s Got A Tame Impala Cover