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Album Of The Week: Angel Olsen My Woman

A pillowy synth can be a lot of things. It can even be a thrown gauntlet. That's what it is for Angel Olsen. That pillowy…
Tom Breihan | August 30, 2016 - 12:08 pm

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Album Of The Week: Vince Staples Prima Donna

The first voice we hear rapping on Prima Donna, the new Vince Staples EP, does not belong to Vince Staples. Instead, it belongs to André…
Tom Breihan | August 23, 2016 - 10:21 am

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Album Of The Week: Ka Honor Killed The Samurai

The Brooklyn rapper and producer Ka spent Saturday, the day he released his new album Honor Killed The Samurai, on the sidewalk outside the empty…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2016 - 12:34 pm

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Album Of The Week: Thee Oh Sees A Weird Exits

If you've ever seen Thee Oh Sees live, you have seen some shit. John Dwyer's band of psych-garage hooligans has an ever-revolving lineup, but whoever…
Tom Breihan | August 9, 2016 - 10:15 am

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Album Of The Week: Dinosaur Jr. Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not

It's probably pure apostasy, but there are those of us who believe that the current version of Dinosaur Jr. is the best version of Dinosaur…
Tom Breihan | August 2, 2016 - 12:15 pm

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Album Of The Week: Jeremih Late Nights: Europe

What if Frank Ocean just scrapped virtually everything he'd been working on for the past four years? What if he just released whatever he'd managed…
Tom Breihan | July 26, 2016 - 12:16 pm

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Album Of The Week: Connections Midnight Run

When Connections congealed from members of various storied Columbus rock bands in 2012, it felt like an event -- maybe not for the world at…
Chris DeVille | July 19, 2016 - 4:04 pm

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Album Of The Week: Clams Casino 32 Levels

When Lil B stepped away from the Pack, the Bay Area post-hyphy pop-rap group, and became a mantra-chanting internet enigma, he got a lot of…
Tom Breihan | July 12, 2016 - 12:39 pm

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Album Of The Week: Shura Nothing’s Real

It doesn't happen often, but there are insomniac moments where I find myself trying to lull myself back to sleep by imagining all the things…
Tom Breihan | July 5, 2016 - 11:03 am

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Album Of The Week: Maxwell blackSUMMERS’night

Maxwell albums are like comets: They don't appear often, but when they do, they have a way of reminding you how small you are in…
Tom Breihan | June 28, 2016 - 10:27 am

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Album Of The Week: Lisa Prank Adult Teen

The history of one-person pop-punk bands is not exactly a long and storied one. I'm sure I'm missing some, but I can think of exactly…
Tom Breihan | June 21, 2016 - 12:21 pm

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Album Of The Week: Mitski Puberty 2

"I am a forest fire," Mitski Miyawaki sings on "A Burning Hill," the last song on her new album, Puberty 2. "I am the fire…
Tom Breihan | June 14, 2016 - 11:32 am

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Album Of The Week: Diarrhea Planet Turn To Gold

You ever have one of those nights where you find yourself at a rock show and you don't know what you're doing there? A few…
Tom Breihan | June 7, 2016 - 11:45 am

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Album Of The Week: Tegan And Sara Love You To Death

There are longtime Tegan And Sara fans who jumped off the bandwagon when the duo released 2013's Heartthrob, their last album. I see these people…
Tom Breihan | May 31, 2016 - 10:03 am

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Album Of The Week: PUP The Dream Is Over

The best new movie I've seen this year is Green Room, the grim and grimy indie siege movie that pits a touring DIY hardcore band…
Tom Breihan | May 24, 2016 - 10:04 am

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Album Of The Week: Car Seat Headrest Teens Of Denial

"I'm so sick of: fill in the blank." That's the line that Will Toledo uses to open up Teens Of Denial, the first proper studio…
Tom Breihan | May 17, 2016 - 11:39 am

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Album Of The Week: Kvelertak Nattesferd

When was the last time you heard a new metal song at a party? I'm not talking about a nü metal song; that's something else.
Tom Breihan | May 10, 2016 - 11:28 am

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Album Of The Week: Kaytranada 99.9%

Drums do funny things on Kaytranada tracks. The Montreal producer comes from the world of SoundCloud house remixes. He made his name on an unauthorized
Tom Breihan | May 3, 2016 - 11:33 am

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Album Of The Week: Beyoncé Lemonade

When Malcolm X's voice shows up midway through the short-film version of Beyoncé's Lemonade, its inclusion says a lot. Beyoncé samples a 1962 Malcolm speech,…
Tom Breihan | April 26, 2016 - 11:13 am

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Album Of The Week: Wire Nocturnal Koreans

My favorite Wire story is this: In 1987, 10 years into their existence, the British postpunkers were getting ready to tour America for the first…
Tom Breihan | April 19, 2016 - 10:22 am
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