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Stream Lambchop FLOTUS

Last year, Kurt Wagner, longtime frontman of the Nashville alt-country ensemble Lampchop, teamed up with two other Lambchop members to form a disco-house trio called…
Tom Breihan | 12:18 pm

Oneohtrix Point Never – “Sticky Drama (Four Tet Extended Version)” Video

Earlier this year, Four Tet shared an hour-long edit of Oneohtrix Point Never's apocalyptic synth nightmare "Sticky Drama." This was clearly a ridiculous thing to…
Tom Breihan | 11:49 am

Watch David Crosby Talk Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, & Britney Spears On Watch What Happens Live

Folk-rock legend David Crosby is still making music, of course. But these days, he's in the news more often for being happy to talk shit.
Tom Breihan | 10:53 am

She & Him – “Happy Holiday”

She & Him, the slickly twee duo of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, are getting ready to release their new holiday-season LP Christmas Party, which…
Tom Breihan | 10:18 am

’90s Pop-Punk Gods Green Day & Blink-182 To Co-Headline Radio-Station Christmas Fest

In the summer of 2002, Green Day and Blink-182, both near their respective commercial peaks, hit the road together. On the Pop Disaster tour, both…
Tom Breihan | 9:55 am

Watch Conor Oberst Howl Through Two Stripped-Down Songs On Kimmel

For his new album Ruminations, the onetime Bright Eyes mastermind Conor Oberst returned home to Omaha and recorded a set of sad, vulnerable, relatively un-ornamented…
Tom Breihan | 9:34 am

Clams Casino – “Time”

After two 18-year-old clubgoers at Fabric, the long-running London dance club, suffered fatal overdoses, London authorities have essentially decided to shut the club down. The…
Tom Breihan | 9:15 am

Watch Ezra Koenig Talk Shit About Viral Videos On Desus & Mero

Vice's new Viceland TV network is getting in on the late-night talk show game, and they've brought in a couple of heavyweights: Desus Nice and…
Tom Breihan | 8:52 am

Watch A Completely Unlikely Conversation Between Pusha T And Tim Kaine

Pusha T has lately been working hard to help elect Hillary Clinton president, and he recently did some campaigning in Miami with a fellow Virginian,…
Tom Breihan | October 26, 2016 - 2:08 pm

YG – “One Time Comin'” Video

Earlier this week, the great Compton rapper YG came out with a new non-album track called "One Time Comin'," a hard and exuberant piece of…
Tom Breihan | October 26, 2016 - 12:46 pm

Status Ain't Hood

On The Triumphant Nastiness Of CupcakKe

CupcakKe is not subtle. The 19-year-old Chicago rapper first found internet fame with a song called "Vagina." She titled her first mixtape Cum Cake. She…
Tom Breihan | October 26, 2016 - 11:24 am

Junior Boys – “Kiss Me All Night” Video

The Canadian dance-pop architects Junior Boys surprise-released their Kiss Me All Night EP a couple of months ago, and today, they've come out with a…
Tom Breihan | October 26, 2016 - 10:45 am

Sleigh Bells – “I Can Only Stare” Video

Next month, the always-glamorous noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells will release the new album Jessica Rabbit, and we've already posted their video for "It's Just Us
Tom Breihan | October 26, 2016 - 10:14 am

ABBA To Reunite… As Holograms

'70s Swedish pop greats ABBA were one of the biggest acts of their era, and they've maintained their relevance, through the ridiculously successful musical and…
Tom Breihan | October 26, 2016 - 9:50 am

Watch Mitski Play “Your Best American Girl” With Jon Batiste On Colbert

Mitksi is one of our great DIY artists. On her Puberty 2, maybe the best indie rock album that anyone has released this year, she…
Tom Breihan | October 26, 2016 - 9:19 am

Comments from Tom Breihan
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October 19, 2016 on Justin Bieber Asks Screaming Front-Row Fans To Be Less Obnoxious
I'm glad you guys all realize that I'm being serious all the time. Sometimes people think I'm joking. They are always wrong. Thanks for recognizing.
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October 17, 2016 on Russell Crowe Throws Azealia Banks Out Of His Hotel Party In Bizarre Incident
I think of him more as the chattering-teeth guy.
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October 14, 2016 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
BET's media player is really, really screwy, which made putting this together a whole lot of fun.
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October 12, 2016 on The 10 Best BET Cypher Performances Of All Time
I don't believe it. Paul talks about watching Rush Hour over and over on that album, and that seems very particular and specific. I think he was trying to sound like less of a nerd when he got famous. Paul's "Still Tippin'" verse is great, too, and that was also pre-fame.
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October 5, 2016 on Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman’s Rap For Rap’s Sake
Well, no, her publicist set it up. That's the way these things work. It was a very cool experience, tho. Currently fighting the urge to text her about how much I like the album.
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September 30, 2016 on Solange Shares Her Inspirations For A Seat At The Table
They took all those old track reviews off the site, which bums me out a lot. But yeah, Shawty Lo and D4L were popular musicians who were pretty much dismissed critically in their era but who turned out to be important once we heard what so many younger artists took from them. It sucks, but it happens. I try not to sleep on stuff like that, but every critic does it sometimes.
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September 21, 2016 on Young M.A Is A Bully And A Boss
I wrote at least one D4L track review for Pitchfork back in '05.
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September 21, 2016 on Young M.A Is A Bully And A Boss
I appreciate that, but I don't have much to say about it. It's a very good indie rock album, and that's about all I got.
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September 13, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Touché Amoré Stage Four
I reviewed Friday Night Lights for pitchfork. Thought his whole thing was puzzling back then too.
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August 29, 2016 on J. Cole Is One Of Rap’s Biggest Stars. Why?
You don't do something like that unless you're a trained stuntman. But maybe it's supposed to be Frank?
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August 26, 2016 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
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August 25, 2016 on Chromatics – “Dear Tommy” Video
GLORIOUS Legit contender, for sure. Like, was that theme all this guy ever needed? Did he suffer through a decade of butt-ass TNA themes just because he didn't know what was awaiting him? Nakamura's theme also a masterpiece obv.
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August 24, 2016 on J. Cole Is One Of Rap’s Biggest Stars. Why?
Last 4 albums of the week were Ka, Thee Oh Sees, Dinosaur Jr.*, and Jeremih. I love the shit out of pop music, but I press myself hard to listen to everything and pump up anything exceptional I hear, regardless of genre. It's precisely that fear of missing out on stuff that pushes me to do that. We post a lot of music on this site, but a very large percentage of it is stuff that we're genuinely excited about. There's just a lot of music right now. * I actually think I got a little lazy on Dino Jr. week, partly because I'd never written at length about them post-reunion. Shoulda probably given it to Noname instead.
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August 19, 2016 on ATLiens Turns 20
Hamilton is form-pushing too tho! And it's also clearly the reason why he's on this show. I would bet money that Baz Luhrmann has never heard a clipping, song.
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August 17, 2016 on Over-The-Top Superhero Melodrama The Get Down Gets Early Rap So Wrong And So Right
"Unrealistic" isn't a problem. "Stupid" is a problem.
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August 17, 2016 on Over-The-Top Superhero Melodrama The Get Down Gets Early Rap So Wrong And So Right