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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 | 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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Album Of The Week: Sturgill Simpson A Sailor’s Guide To Earth

It must be a big responsibility, having a voice like the one Sturgill Simpson has. It has to be something like having superhuman strength or…
Tom Breihan | April 12, 2016 - 10:16 am
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Album Of The Week: Parquet Courts Human Performance

Parquet Courts are a band of sloppily-dressed white dudes who play pointed, angular guitar rock and whose sung-spoken lyrics are written from a wry, erudite,…
Tom Breihan | April 5, 2016 - 9:24 am
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Album Of The Week: Black Mountain IV

Black Mountain aren't an especially original band. In their bleary burn, you can hear bits and pieces of Black Sabbath, of Spacemen 3, of Royal…
Tom Breihan | March 29, 2016 - 11:48 am
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Album Of The Week: Cobalt Slow Forever

You know that feeling where you're absolutely pissed off and you're enjoying it way too much? It's a toxic feeling, all that roiling wrath turning…
Tom Breihan | March 22, 2016 - 11:10 am
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Album Of The Week: Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression

In Danny Boyle's Trainspotting, the movie that introduced Iggy Pop to '90s kids like me, there's a scene where Renton and Sick Boy are splayed…
Tom Breihan | March 15, 2016 - 8:58 am
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