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UNKLE – “Sick Lullaby” (Feat. Keaton Henson)

Sometime this year, UNKLE, Mo'Wax label founder James LaVelle's long-running trip-hop project, is coming out with a new album called The Road. And for its…
Tom Breihan | 10:39 am

Migos – “What The Price”

Migos just scored an absolute monster hit with "Bad & Boujee," and in recent weeks, they've also shored videos for their songs "Call Casting" and…
Tom Breihan | 10:19 am

MUNA – “Crying On The Bathroom Floor”

The Los Angeles synthpop group MUNA, a 2015-vintage Band To Watch, are coming out with their debut album About U next month, and we've posted…
Tom Breihan | 10:06 am

Watch Zack De La Rocha Join Run The Jewels In DC

Run The Jewels weren't supposed to play Washington, DC the night before Donald Trump's inauguration. They were going to hit that stage earlier, but a…
Tom Breihan | 9:51 am

Protest Comp Battle Hymns Has New Songs From Stephen Malkmus, Carrie Brownstein, Carl Newman, & More

You may have already heard something about this, but in a few hours, Donald J. Trump is going to become the President of the United…
Tom Breihan | 9:23 am

iLoveMakonnen Comes Out As Gay

ILoveMakonnen, the Atlanta sing-rapper and former Drake associate who helped push Atlanta rap toward a spacier and weirder sound, has never spoken about his sexuality.
Tom Breihan | 8:49 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Japandroids Near To The Wild Heart Of Life

You have to feel for Japandroids. For their second album, they achieved such a perfect distillation of their sound, a rock record so nourishing and…
Tom Breihan | January 19, 2017 - 3:09 pm

Stream Julie Byrne Not Even Happiness

Last week, I named Julie Byrne's Not Even Happiness Album Of The Week, thinking that it was going to come out 1/13. It didn't. It's…
Tom Breihan | January 19, 2017 - 3:04 pm

Main Source Announce Reunion Show

The classic-era rap trio Main Source, which included the great Queens rapper/producer Large Professor and the Toronto DJs Sir Scratch and K-Cut, was only around…
Tom Breihan | January 19, 2017 - 1:10 pm

The Anniversary

Homework Turns 20

When Daft Punk's debut album, Homework -- which celebrates its 20th anniversary tomorrow -- was new, I hated it. I had a standard joke about…
Tom Breihan | January 19, 2017 - 12:55 pm

Moby & The Void Pacific Choir – “Erupt & Matter” Video

Earlier this month, somewhat unbelievably, Donald Trump's inaugural team reached out to Moby and tried to get him to DJ an inaugural ball. Moby declined,…
Tom Breihan | January 19, 2017 - 12:07 pm

Watch Kings Of Leon Play “Reverend” On The Tonight Show

Back in October, on the same night they released their album Walls, Southern rock overlords and Deerhunter boosters Kings Of Leon performed on The Tonight
Tom Breihan | January 19, 2017 - 11:39 am

2 Chainz – “Good Drank” (Feat. Gucci Mane & Quavo) Video

2 Chainz had an insanely productive 2016, and in October, he recruited Gucci Mane and lead Migo Quavo for "Good Drank," a Mike Dean-produced song…
Tom Breihan | January 19, 2017 - 11:24 am

Watch AFI Play A New Song And A Classic On Kimmel

Tomorrow, goth-punk stars AFI come soaring back with their new LP AFI (The Blood Album). And last night, they brought their particular form of drama…
Tom Breihan | January 19, 2017 - 11:05 am

Chrisette Michele’s “Heart Is Broken,” But She’s Still Singing At Trump’s Inauguration

Yesterday, the world learned that the R&B singer Chrisette Michele will perform at Donald Trump's inauguration festivities tomorrow, making her the only halfway relevant artist…
Tom Breihan | January 19, 2017 - 10:42 am

Comments from Tom Breihan

I didn't think either of them was that good.
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December 20, 2016 on The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2016
I didn't think it was that good.
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December 20, 2016 on The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2016
I didn't think it was that good.
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December 20, 2016 on The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2016
new bigbang album is out this week, but apparently t.o.p. has to start his mandatory military service right now, so the group is calling it quits.
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December 16, 2016 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
entirely true. also south korea is crawling with boy bands, so yes, that is a competitive title.
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December 16, 2016 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
Way closer to the former. His music is still great. I'm just extremely pissed off at him right now.
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December 14, 2016 on J. Cole Is Making Comfort-Food Rap, And That’s OK
Yes, if Pinegrove headlined festivals. (I'm maybe the one person on staff here who doesn't like Pinegrove that much.)
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December 14, 2016 on J. Cole Is Making Comfort-Food Rap, And That’s OK
Yeah, I thought it was pretty fun as these things go. Relax, buddy.
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December 14, 2016 on Watch Bruno Mars Do A Delightful Carpool Karaoke With James Corden
It's more of a tonal thing throughout. There's no one moment where the Hindenburg explodes.
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December 8, 2016 on Watch Madonna Do A Ferociously Awkward Carpool Karaoke With James Corden
You know that thing where someone is being nice to you for a reason (I was interviewing him for Urb magazine) but you still get the feeling that, in other circumstances, he would be an absolute dick to you? It was like that.
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November 15, 2016 on Lin-Manuel Miranda Was Bullied By Immortal Technique In High School
I had dinner with Immortal Technique once, and I would frankly be shocked if he was *not* doing shit like this.
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November 15, 2016 on Lin-Manuel Miranda Was Bullied By Immortal Technique In High School
Noname should've been AOTW. I'm pretty sure I didn't have time to process it before writing that week's piece.
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November 1, 2016 on Album Of The Week: Saba Bucket List Project
http://www.villagevoice.com/blogs/dipset-invades-kiddie-pop-extravaganza-6386106
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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