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La Sera – “Whole Lotta Love” (Led Zeppelin Cover)

Earlier this summer, La Sera frontwoman Katy Goodman teamed up with Greta Morgan to release Take It, It's Yours, an album of classic punk covers.
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2016 - 3:01 pm

You Have Less Than Two Weeks To Buy These Dumb NFL Band T-Shirts

It's the eternal dilemma: Do you wear a T-shirt representing your favorite team or your favorite band? Well, some genius at the custom T-shirt retailer…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2016 - 1:36 pm

Download Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman’s Free EP Lice Two: Still Buggin’

Last year, the wordy, dense, lyrically intricate East Coast underground rappers Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman teamed up for a fun, loose, playful free EP…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2016 - 12:51 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Bon Iver 22, A Million

The last album was supposed to be the weird one. After unexpectedly blowing the fuck up and selling a half-million copies of his isolationist spectral-folk…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2016 - 12:24 pm

Stream Goat Requiem

The mysterious Swedish psych-rock collectives wear mock-tribal masks, lace their guitar freakouts with bursts of percussion, and boast a whole elaborate made-up backstory. They have…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2016 - 12:10 pm

Comments from Tom Breihan

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
Let Corgan Be Corgan. (He is almost certainly not going to come on our show.)
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August 15, 2016 on Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham & Stereogum’s Tom Breihan Launch Wrestling Podcast
It's not online anymore, sadly. It probably sucks tho.
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August 4, 2016 on The Faint – “Skylab1979″
...I don't think so? It's been a long time.
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August 4, 2016 on The Faint – “Skylab1979″
I'm only 36 tho.
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August 3, 2016 on Does Lil Yachty Suck?