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Brad Paisley Is Hosting A Stand-Up Comedy Special For Netflix

Within the world of Nashville pop-country, Brad Paisley is known as a funny guy, which means he's perfectly happy to turn doofy single-joke premises into…
Tom Breihan | June 27, 2017 - 12:47 pm

Desiigner – “Liife” (Feat. Gucci Mane)

More than a year after he hit #1 with the inescapable "Panda," Desiigner is getting ready to release his debut album Life Of Desiigner, and…
Tom Breihan | June 27, 2017 - 12:03 pm

Watch The Trailer For A Crowdfunded Other Music Documentary

Last year, after two decades in operation, the beloved New York record store Other Music finally shut down. And now, the store is the subject…
Tom Breihan | June 27, 2017 - 11:24 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: James Elkington Wintres Woma

Wintres Woma, the first solo album from the Chicago-based English guitarist James Elkington, opens with a display of raw technique that's enough to leave you…
Tom Breihan | June 27, 2017 - 10:57 am

Shabazz Palaces – “Effeminence” (Feat. Fly Guy Dai)

Next month, Seattle art-rap greats Shabazz Palaces will release two albums -- Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star and Quazarz Vs. The Jealous Machines --…
Tom Breihan | June 27, 2017 - 10:31 am

Wiki – “Pretty Bull” Video

The New York underground-rap urchin and former Ratking member Wiki teamed up with Your Old Droog for the What Happened To Fire? EP earlier this…
Tom Breihan | June 27, 2017 - 10:04 am

Watch Taylor Swift’s Noxiously Insincere Salute To Russell Westbrook

Last night, during the first annual NBA Awards, the NBA handed its regular-season MVP trophy to Russell Westbrook, the second player ever to average a…
Tom Breihan | June 27, 2017 - 9:40 am

EMA – “Down & Out”

Later this summer, EMA, the maker of beautifully cathartic underground rock music, will come out with Exile In The Outer Ring, her third solo album.
Tom Breihan | June 27, 2017 - 9:27 am

Watch Vince Staples Play The Tonight Show With Damon Albarn, Ray J, Kilo Kish, & The Roots

On Friday, Vince Staples released his excellent, techno-flavored new album Big Fish Theory. It's an album full of guest stars, many of whom help out…
Tom Breihan | June 27, 2017 - 9:04 am

Watch Drake As Steph Curry In NBA Awards’ Get Out Parody

Last night, Drake hosted the first-ever NBA Awards, a drawn-out telecast pretty much entirely dedicating to handing the regular-season MVP award to Russell Westbrook. Drake…
Tom Breihan | June 27, 2017 - 8:44 am

Azealia Banks – “Escapades”

Azealia Banks has lately been doing everything in her power to destroy her own career. But she also continues to be a working musician, and…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2017 - 2:06 pm

Stream Denzel Curry 13 EP

Today, the young Miami rapper Denzel Curry, an influential figure in the thriving SoundCloud rap underground, released his new EP 13 with very little advance…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2017 - 11:41 am

Watch Fantômas Play At Tool’s Festival

Last month, Faith No More frontman Mike Patton announced that he had teamed up with former drummer Dave Lombardo, his old bandmate in the deranged-film-music…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2017 - 11:22 am

Widowspeak – “Dog” Video

Today, the dreamy and countrified band Widowspeak -- once a duo, now a quartet -- are announcing that they'll follow up 2015's All Yours with…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2017 - 10:54 am

Culture Abuse – “So Busted”

Last year, San Francisco punks Culture Abuse released the bleary, tuneful, utterly badass album Peach, a record that has sunk its teeth into me in…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2017 - 10:24 am

Comments from Tom Breihan

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
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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
kid rock all day. devil without a cause = classic album.
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April 20, 2017 on Kid Rock And Ted Nugent Visit Trump In The White House, Look Like Assholes
This is my favorite comment in the history of this website.
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April 14, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Kendrick Lamar DAMN.
That movie suuuuuuuucks. Guy Ritchie's post-Snatch attempts to get back to his gangster-caper roots were just the saddest thing. Can't remember the last time I saw a director fall off like that.
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April 12, 2017 on What Happened To Ludacris?
Queen of Hip-Hop Soul. Puffy exec-produced her early albums. Sang over the "Top Billin" break. Showed up on Method Man and Ghostface's first albums. So yes. Sometimes, writers don't use shortcuts because we don't want to cite a bunch of shit and distract from the point we're trying to make. Maybe don't assume bad faith next time.
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April 11, 2017 on Rattle & Humble: Will Kendrick Lamar & U2’s “XXX” Be The Most Self-Righteous Song Of All Time?