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Mobb Deep – “Try My Hand”

Last month, the Queens rap great Prodigy, one half of the Infamous Mobb Deep, died suddenly and shockingly, a victim of the sickle cell anemia…
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2017 - 12:29 pm

ABRA Shares Three Songs

UPDATE: Whoops, never mind. These songs are NOT new. They've been on ABRA's Bandcamp for a solid minute now. Apologies, guys. You should still listen!
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2017 - 12:07 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

In the early '00s, Chester Bennington looked like the future. In Linkin Park videos, he'd gaze out over vast CGI landscapes, squinting his eyes, trying…
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2017 - 11:31 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Lana Del Rey Lust For Life

Fly Me, the new novel from GQ editor Daniel Riley, takes place in a tiny Southern California beach community where seemingly everybody is either a…
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2017 - 10:46 am

Guggi Data – “All There Is” & “Au Pair”

Gustav Data Andersson, former guitarist for Swedish indie-pop energy-bombs Makthaverskan, has started making music on his own under the name Guggi Data. We posted his…
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2017 - 10:38 am

Stream Dizzee Rascal Raskit

Our current reigning Album Of The Week is Raskit, the first LP in four years from London grime pioneer Dizzee Rascal. The album doesn't quite
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2017 - 10:23 am

A$AP Twelvyy – “Diamonds” (Feat. A$AP Rocky)

A$AP Mob member A$AP Twelvyy is getting ready to release his debut album 12, which will make him only the third member of the Mob,…
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2017 - 10:06 am

Flying Lotus’ Directorial Debut Kuso Is Streaming On Shudder

Steve Ellison, the man known to most of us as Flying Lotus, spent a whole lot of time and money putting together his directorial debut…
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2017 - 9:31 am

Watch SZA & Travis Scott Perform “Love Galore” Together On The Tonight Show

Last month, the neo-neo-soul star SZA finally got around to releasing Ctrl, her powerful debut album. And last night, she was on The Tonight Show
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2017 - 9:14 am

Grizzly Bear – “Neighbors” Video

Beloved institution Grizzly Bear are getting ready to release their new album Painted Ruins into the world, and last night, they shared the florid, lovely…
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2017 - 8:44 am

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Comments On Chester Bennington Suicide

In the aftermath of the shocking news of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington's death by suicide, some less reputable websites are reporting that Bennington's death…
Tom Breihan | July 20, 2017 - 3:12 pm

Kevin Gates – “No Love”

Right now, the New Orleans rap star Kevin Gates is in prison. A few months ago, he was sentenced to 30 months on a weapons…
Tom Breihan | July 20, 2017 - 3:02 pm

Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Dead At 41

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has died by suicide. TMZ reports that the singer hanged himself in a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in…
Tom Breihan | July 20, 2017 - 2:12 pm

Watch Pro Video Of Tyler, The Creator & A$AP Rocky Doing “Who Dat Boy” Live For The First Time At Agenda

On Friday, Tyler, The Creator will release his probably-sincere and possibly-revealing new album, which was called Scum Fuck Flower Boy and which is now apparently…
Tom Breihan | July 20, 2017 - 12:24 pm

The KLF To Return As Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu Next Month

The KLF, the conceptual-prankster British dance duo, were as famous in the late '80s and early '90s for stunts like burning a million pounds of…
Tom Breihan | July 20, 2017 - 12:03 pm

Comments from Tom Breihan

Yes, and you should read it. (It's more about the Strokes and surrounding brouhaha tho.)
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July 15, 2017 on At The Pitchfork Festival, LCD Soundsystem Transcend Through Déjà Vu
It's Waxahatchee. I'm pretty sure she's the only person ever to get AOTW three times. Would probably be Young Thug if his release schedule wasn't so chaotic.
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July 11, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Waxahatchee Out In The Storm
We like corny-ass plays for the cheap seats over here. Spoiler alert: the Haim record is great.
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July 3, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Toro Y Moi Boo Boo
Murphy was talking that shit, tho not directly about the Rapture, back when LCD were first active, too. I loved it. I interviewed him when Sound of Silver was coming out, and he was like, "These bands like Bloc Party are so nice to us, and I just want to DESTROY them."
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June 19, 2017 on LCD Soundsystem Announce Comeback Album American Dream, World Tour
I miss the Brewer's Art. My old roommate was a manager there. I wonder if Herc actually did fuck Colin Farrell up on the set of Miami Vice.
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June 15, 2017 on Watch Vince Staples Talk Big Fish Theory, Afrofuturism, Sprite On The Daily Show
If any of these guys get huge, you won't have to; they'll find you. Other than that: Maybe Ugly God? If you feel like it? There's nothing you urgently have to check out.
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June 14, 2017 on Let’s Talk About This Year’s XXL Freshmen
That's better than "made into you," which is how I've been saying it in my head.
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June 14, 2017 on Let’s Talk About This Year’s XXL Freshmen
Well, hell, man. Thanks for writing such a thoughtful and eloquent response to my probably-unfair review. And thanks for making exactly the record that you wanted to make. That's always the right move, whatever some asshole with a laptop thinks of it. The album so far hasn't worked for me, but, as evidenced by this comments section*, it's working for a whole lot of other people. If you're up for it sometime, I'd love to have a longer conversation, on the record or off, about the way these biographical narratives shape record reviews or about the role of topicality in white-dude music or about all the lyrical details that I didn't pick up. * (I am once again pleasantly shocked at how mellow and articulate and cool the Stereogum readers have been in this here comments section. I knew I'd be in the minority on this album, and I am. But I was also expecting to be fully roasted here, and that mostly hasn't happened. Instead, it's been a great conversation to watch unfold. So uh good job guys.)
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June 10, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Fleet Foxes Crack-Up
No. http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2006/4/26/rivers-end-in-early-1995-a/
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June 9, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Fleet Foxes Crack-Up
Asahd is also credited as a producer. So yeah, I don't think Khaled really produced anything.
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May 10, 2017 on DJ Khaled Has Made A Lot Of Bangers Without Actually Doing Anything
I am literally an old guy with glasses and a beard, so maybe that's what I have against them.
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May 9, 2017 on Album Of The Week: PWR BTTM Pageant
probably. i also get "remembering all the shit i've written" fatigue.
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May 9, 2017 on Album Of The Week: PWR BTTM Pageant
I cannot wait to write a Nelly column. The opportunity will almost certainly present itself sometime soon. And I completely forgot about that Hamilton soundtrack song! That was really good!
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May 3, 2017 on What Will Become Of Ja Rule?
I missed like 15! They're all amazing! That "Thank You For Sending Me An Angel" performance has always been my favorite, and nobody ever talks about it.
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April 26, 2017 on R.I.P. Jonathan Demme
I mean, it's my favorite, but if someone made a case for Dirty Mind or Sign O The Times, I wouldn't be mad.
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April 21, 2017 on Previously Unreleased Tracks On Prince’s Deluxe Edition Purple Rain Revealed