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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

All of this week's best songs boast a balls-to-the-wall letting go in their own respective ways. Some are aggressive, others are shy and muted, but none of these artists are afraid of asking themselves difficult questions. This is one of the most subtly cohesive lists we've had in awhile. Dive in. More »

By: Stereogum / May 1, 2015 - 6:34 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Admittedly, this is a bit of a weird week for 5 Best Songs. Not weird because the songs are stranger than usual (they're not) or because they're weak in some way (they're super not), but because there's no single track that casts a gigantic shadow over the others. But weirdness often makes for great spectacle. More »

By: Stereogum / April 24, 2015 - 5:42 pm

Remembering Bernard Stollman: 10 Essential ESP-Disk Albums

Bernard Stollman died this week at 85. Unknown to most but a legend to many, he was one of the most important non-musicians in the history of the 1960s jazz avant-garde. Stollman, a lawyer, founded the ESP-Disk label in 1964, initially so he could release Ni Kantu En Esperanto, an album of songs and poetry… More »

By: Phil Freeman / April 24, 2015 - 11:13 am

There’s Beer In The Jar: 8 Boundary-Pushing Brewer-Musician Collaborations

If you've spent any time watching television in the last several years, you've probably had the dubious pleasure of watching Pitbull try to sell you Bud Light. These ads tend to feature the hip hop star in a white suit and dark shades, holding a condensation-dripping bottle of Anheuser-Busch's biggest seller, surrounded by women wearing… More »

By: Brad Sanders / April 23, 2015 - 10:36 am

Wire Albums From Worst To Best

"There are those who say Wire was the best punk band ever because it broke all of the rules, didn't stick with any of the blueprints and did actually what it wanted," Colin Newman told Rolling Stone in 2013. "I just wouldn't call that punk, personally. Punk is just one of those words that's so… More »

By: Jeffrey Terich / April 22, 2015 - 10:01 am

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