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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

All of the music videos on this week's list come from women or, in one case, a band with one man in it. I don't…
Tom Breihan | April 29, 2016 - 4:39 pm
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Premature Evaluation: Drake Views

It's been five years since Drake discovered the wonders and mysteries of his own ass. On 2011's Take Care, his second album, Drake managed to…
Tom Breihan | April 29, 2016 - 3:25 pm
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Watch Eagles Of Death Metal Introduce Their Line Of Bouncy Houses On Conan

It'll probably be a while before we can really think about Eagles Of Death Metal and laugh, but they're trying. Not long ago, the band…
Tom Breihan | April 29, 2016 - 11:21 am
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Local Natives – “Past Lives”

It's been a long time since we've heard from the harmony-happy Los Angeles band Local Natives. Hummingbird, their last album, came out in 2013, and…
Tom Breihan | April 29, 2016 - 10:35 am
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Kesha & Zedd – “True Colors”

Earlier this year, a New York judge refused to release Kesha from her contract with Sony and with her producer Dr. Luke, even after she'd…
Tom Breihan | April 29, 2016 - 10:18 am
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Comments from tom

The Ferg album is good! I planned to write about it! But Ferg's label sent me a stream that expired after one listen. I had to keep re-requesting it. I can't really write about an album like that. But I'll have things to say about it once I get reliable access.
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April 19, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Wire Nocturnal Koreans
Can't believe I didn't recognize it at first, but that's the beat from Super Cat's "Dolly My Baby."
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April 12, 2016 on Action Bronson – “Mr. 2 Face” (Feat. Meyhem Lauren & Jah Tiger)
Yeah, that's my bad, wrote that too fast. Fixed.
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April 6, 2016 on R.I.P. Merle Haggard
I've tried again and again and again. They have, I want to say, 4 songs that I think are pretty good. I can list them if you want.
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April 5, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Parquet Courts Human Performance
"One Dance" > "Pop Style." So maybe, in this one instance, music > rap.
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April 5, 2016 on Drake – “Pop Style” (Feat. Kanye West & Jay Z) + “One Dance” (Feat. Wizkid & Kyla)
I don't miss working at Pitchfork. I just have a very high self-opinion, is all.
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April 5, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Parquet Courts Human Performance
Been that way since I was a teenager. Watching them at Lolla 95 was a real "wow, these guys don't give a FUCK" eye-opener, and in a bad way. Everyone else on that stage that day was working hard -- even Beck, who hadn't come close to putting it all together yet. Cypress Hill, who I think came on right after Pavement, were *really* working hard. That disaffected sloppiness has always been a massive turn-off for me. I like when people try. I know I am an island in this. That's fine. I won't try to convince anyone else. But that's where I'm at with them.
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April 5, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Parquet Courts Human Performance
Yes, I am someone who has worked in the indie rock press for 16 years who has heard Pavement once or twice, you got me figured out.
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April 5, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Parquet Courts Human Performance
I'm not implying. I'm outright stating that it's better.
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April 5, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Parquet Courts Human Performance
Scott and I don't agree on everything. For instance, I actually feel like Scott might love Junk.
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April 4, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: M83 Junk