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Statik Selektah – “All You Need” (Feat. Action Bronson, Ab-Soul & Elle Varner)

The New York DJ and producer Statik Selektah has been working for years to revive the sound of mid-’90s boom-bap, so it’s fun to hear him get loose. Statik’s forthcoming album Lucky 7, which includes the Action Bronson/Joey Bada$$ collab “Beautiful Life,” also has a mellow, languid love song called “All I Need.” It’s got… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2015 - 2:08 pm

Gunplay – “Wuzhanindoe” (Feat. YG) Video

If all goes according to plan, we will soon live in a world where the ferocious Florida rapper Gunplay has a major-label album to his name. Gunplay’s anticipated-for-years debut Living Legend appears to have a firm release date later this week, and today we get the hard, cheap video for “Wuzhanindoe,” the YG/DJ Mustard colla… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2015 - 1:48 pm

Titus Andronicus – “The Magic Morning” Short Film & “Fired Up”

At the end of the month, Titus Andronicus will release The Most Lamentable Tragedy, their massive and sprawling rock opera about manic depression. We’ve already heard a ton from the band: “Dimed Out,” “Fatal Flaw,” the entire Sorry About The Delay mixtape. And now the band has dropped a whole new motherlode on us. They’re… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2015 - 12:37 pm

Modest Mouse – “The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box” Video

Earlier this year, Modest Mouse returned from a years-long absence with the new album Strangers To Ourselves, and as we learn from their new video for the single “The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box,” they may have just been spending that time away perching on Oregon garbage dumps. In the new video, the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2015 - 11:27 am

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – “The Right Stuff (3D Remix – Version 1)”

It’s always nice to see ’90s icons get together. Robert “3D” Del Naja is the sole remaining original member of Massive Attack, and he’s recently recorded a couple of remixes of “The Right Stuff,” a track from the recent Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds album Chasing Yesterday. Both versions of the song will be o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2015 - 11:04 am

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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
I knew what this was before I clicked on it, and I was still absolutely delighted.
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May 21, 2015 on A$AP Rocky’s At.Long.Last.A$AP Features Kanye West, M.I.A., Lil Wayne, UGK
At any moment, there are so many Rich Gang tracks out there, put out officially and leaked, that it's hard to keep up with them. I honestly don't think I heard that one before today, but even if I had, it would've been pretty easy to miss that line if I hadn't been intently listening.
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May 13, 2015 on Rich Homie Quan Raps About Raping Somebody, Offers Feeble Apology