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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

At the end of 2014, I put together a list of the year’s best videos and noted that the race for the title of world’s best music-video director was a tight one, with two people — Nabil and Hiro Murai — in a virtual dead heat for the top spot. Behind the two of them,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 31, 2015 - 3:37 pm

Hear Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring Chat With Vic Mensa

Backstage at the Pitchfork Music Festival a couple of weeks ago, the Talkhouse’s Elia Einhorn was snagging as many podcast interviews with musicians as he could. We’ve already posted the conversation between HAIM and Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry that he recorded. And he also recorded one with Chicago rapper Vic Mensa and Future Islands frontman (and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 31, 2015 - 11:59 am

The Game – “100” (Feat. Drake) Video

Hey, it’s Drake! And he’s doin’ stuff! A few weeks ago, Drake turned up on “100,” a new single from veteran Compton rapper the Game. A few weeks is an eon in Drake Time, so all this happened before Drake’s current story with Meek Mill started happening, which make’s Game’s Meek namecheck on the track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 31, 2015 - 10:39 am

Gangrene – “Reversals”

Gangrene is the duo of Alchemist and Oh No, two veteran West Coast underground rapper/producers. They’ve got vastly different resumes, but they work well together, slapping together a janky and psychedelic form of rap music that lurches as much as it slaps. Together, they’re about to release the new album You Disgust Me, and we’ve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 31, 2015 - 10:10 am

Watch Ms. Lauryn Hill Cover Nina Simone On The Tonight Show

Lauryn Hill has been in the music-business wilderness for more than a decade, and she only very rarely gives televised performances. (There was a Beatles cover on Letterman last year, but that’s pretty much the only one in recent memory.) But while we may never get a proper follow-up to The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 31, 2015 - 9:35 am

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Yeah, I’m in there. Being classic.

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July 21, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Mas Ysa Seraph

Yeezus didn’t get both. The last Japandroids did, but that’s because both Corban and I wanted to write about it and we hadn’t figured out the whole system yet.

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July 21, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Titus Andronicus The Most Lamentable Tragedy

This is the problem with quoting lyrics from memory. Fixed, thank you.

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June 30, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Vince Staples Summertime ’06

That actually came out last week, something I didn’t realize when I wrote the Sorority Noise AOTW. If I’d know, I probably woulda picked HoF last week.

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June 23, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Bully Feels Like

Yup, sure will. My Mondays are about to get a whole lot easier!

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June 23, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Bully Feels Like

That should’ve been “abandoned amusement park.” I’ve been to some damn amusement parks; don’t worry. Giallos are Italian horror movies from the ’70s (which you could’ve easily googled), and so giallo lighting is lighting like in those movies.

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June 19, 2015 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

For some reason, I was totally convinced that the High On Fire joint was coming out next week. If I’d realized it was today, I probably would’ve made it AOTW. It rules. At least now next week’s choice is easier.

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June 16, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Sorority Noise Joy, Departed

Cases of rappers publicly calling out and harassing specific female journalists are extremely rare. I can think of exactly one, and I’ve been covering this shit for a decade.

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June 2, 2015 on Mark Kozelek Targets “Bitch” Journalist Who “Wants To Fuck” Him

That’s not really the way criticism works.

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June 2, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Sun Kil Moon Universal Themes

Man everyone watched In Living Color.

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June 1, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Sun Kil Moon Universal Themes