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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – “Here’s A Candle (For Your Birthday Cake)”

Ever since Oasis came into the game, Noel Gallagher has been working some version of the same basic sound: A muscular, swaggering working-class-anthem take o…
Tom Breihan | 1:43 pm
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Shunkan – “The Pink Noise”

Marina Sakimoto is a 21-year-old singer and songwriter from Los Angeles who now leads Shunkan, a New Zealand band named after a Japanese warrior monk.
Tom Breihan | 1:15 pm

Salad Boys – “No Taste Bomber”

Christchurch, New Zealand's Salad Boys might be young, but their worn, scratchy, soulfully lost music exists very much within the lineage of their hometown's chiming,…
Tom Breihan | 12:48 pm

A Place To Bury Strangers – “Now It’s Over” Video

New York loud-rock institution a Place To Bury Strangers released their Transfixation album earlier this year, and they've already made videos for the songs "Straight,"…
Tom Breihan | 11:08 am

Percussions – “Digital Arpeggios”

We mostly know UK producer Kieran Hebden as Four Tet, and god knows he releases a ton of music under that alias. But Hebden also…
Tom Breihan | 10:38 am

Comments from tom

You do see that this post is right in between new-songs posts about Baroness and Le1f, right?

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August 28, 2015 on Justin Bieber’s New Single “What Do You Mean” Is Really Great

Fun story that had no place in the post: When I was 16 (around the same time Eazy died, actually) I got mugged in a Baltimore alleyway by a guy who said he had an AIDS needle. I don’t know if that was a real way to kill people, but I do know it was a real way to threaten them.

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August 26, 2015 on Eazy-E’s Son Thinks Suge Knight Injected His Father With AIDS Blood

Ah man, I totally meant to put Missy in there as a someone who deserves a Vanguard. Kinda disagree about OutKast, tho, and absolutely disagree about Em. Eminem basically never made a video that wasn’t repulsively ugly.

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August 26, 2015 on Status Ain’t Hood: Kanye West And The Strange History Of The Video Vanguard Award

This was a surprise release dropped out of nowhere with videos for every song. It is the dictionary definition of “pulling a Beyonce.”

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August 14, 2015 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

None of this is remotely contradictory.

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August 5, 2015 on Status Ain’t Hood: Drake Won

Oh, shit, maybe it was. Looks like I misread an old news story. They were on a flight together, though.

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August 5, 2015 on 50 Cent And Ja Rule Still Don’t Like Each Other

Yeah, I’m in there. Being classic.

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July 21, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Mas Ysa Seraph

Yeezus didn’t get both. The last Japandroids did, but that’s because both Corban and I wanted to write about it and we hadn’t figured out the whole system yet.

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July 21, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Titus Andronicus The Most Lamentable Tragedy