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Download Lil Boosie Every Ghetto, Every City Vol. 1 Mixtape

Last year, the great Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie came home from a long prison stay and released Life After Deathrow, one of last year's best mixtapes. Over the weekend, he followed it up with a new tape called Every Ghetto, Every City Vol. 1. Unlike Life After Deathrow, this one isn't a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2015

Interpol – “All The Rage Back Home (Panda Bear Remix)”

At this point, Panda Bear seems pretty far-removed from his Animal Collective bandmates, let alone the rest of the indie rock landscape. He is not, then, the first person you'd expect Interpol to recruit for a remix. And yet Panda has just dropped his remix of Interpol's churning El Pintor single "All TheMore »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2015

Jarvis Cocker Designed 20 Fake Hit Records For His New Art Show

Jarvis Cocker has found a high-concept way to troll everyone who wishes Pulp would make another album (which is all of us). As Pitchfork reports, Cocker is about to present an art exhibition at Red Bull Space Paris. The idea of the exhibition is that Cocker invented 20 fictional hit records, and he… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2015

See Jack White, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Madonna, & More Looking Serious In A Promo For Jay Z’s Tidal

Jay Z is not playing with his big rollout of the streaming service Tidal. After many big stars tweeted their support last night, those same stars have shown up in a new 30-second spot for the service's big relaunch today. In the ad, we see a collection of luminaries -- Jay, Kanye West,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2015

Robert Plant And Diplo Are Collaborating

Hide your daughters! Robert Plant has been an upstanding music-industry figure in recent years, working with Allison Krauss and racking up Grammys. But once upon a time, he was one of rock's most legendarily hedonistic figures. And maybe we'll get some of that version of Plant sometime soon, since the man is apparently working with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2015

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Also, the "is this album worth a blank disc?" question is a low-stakes simulacrum of the "is this album worth $15?" question.
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March 25, 2015 on The Week In Rap: Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, & Major-Label Rap’s Age Of Weirdness
How in the FUCK did I get those two mixed up? Fun fact: I paid money for Len's album and also paid money to see Lit live (opening for Garbage, but still).
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March 24, 2015 on Stream Only Real Jerk At The End Of The Line
HOW ABOUT YOU JUST LET US DO OUR JOBS, JEEZ
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March 17, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Tobias Jesso Jr. Goon
We made it almost all the way to 36
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March 17, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly
Rap > music.
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March 17, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly
This didn't fit into the piece, but Spike Jonze directed that "Car Song" video, and its plot is "Elastica are ghostbusters in Tokyo." HOW IS THAT NOT THE BEST VIDEO EVER? HOW DOES IT MANAGE TO SUCK? This has bothered me for 20 years.
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March 16, 2015 on Elastica Turns 20
I didn't know how many people in the band are trans and didn't want to talk out of my ass. Online info is scant, and it seems like adding a sentence like "they have a 'transbitcheswithproblems' tag on their Bandcamp" wouldn't really add anything to the experience of hearing the song. (And I didn't post about PWR BTTM.) Mostly I just wanted to draw attention to the song because it's great.
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March 11, 2015 on G.L.O.S.S. – “G.L.O.S.S. (We’re From The Future)”
Pretty much, yeah. It's not an exact science, but we save PEs for the really big, anticipated albums or the out-of-nowhere surprise releases from huge names.
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February 24, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Screaming Females Rose Mountain
6'11". I am a titan among men.
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February 18, 2015 on The Week In Rap: The Indestructible Career Of Juicy J