We've mentioned several times that Lou Reed's last public act before his death was that glowing review of Yeezus. His last filmed interview, though, was part of an ad campaign for Parrot Zik…   Read Story »
I watched a LOT of football this weekend, and in between all the exhilarating collegiate conference championship games and wild snow-addled NFL action and agonizing Buckeyes/Browns despair, they kept…   Read Story »
We're about to make it to the end of a calendar year in which none of the Black Hippy dudes released a new album even though they seemed to dominate rap in some very important ways. And now Kendrick…   Read Story »
As part of a recent promotional push, HP Computers hired the Chicago rap youngster (and recent Mixtape Of The Week honoree) Vic Mensa and visionary producer Clams Casino to head into the studio…   Read Story »
"Why bring a child into this world?" asks Errol Morris's ad for Unilever's new global sustainability initiative -- the answer being that together we can create solutions to maintain a healthy…   Read Story »
The genius of Autre Ne Veut's Anxiety is summed up pretty well on "Counting." It subtly blended dissonant electronics with smooth pop R&B, while Arthur Ashin, despite his sexy delivery, sang about…   Read Story »
The great tough-chick British pop singer Lily Allen released her second album It's Not Me, It's You in 2009, and then she pretty much entirely backed out of the game, having two kids and leaving…   Read Story »
David Bowie, who's been awfully busy lately, is the star of a new short film called L'Invitation Au Voyage, which doubles as an advertisement for Louis Vuitton. Romain Gavras, who's made great music…   Read Story »
Samsung has some sort of new smartphone wristwatch. It sort of reminds me of something Judy Jetson would be into. To advertise this little gadget they have a new commercial made of retro-futuristic…   Read Story »
Boards Of Canada finally came out of hiding this year with Tomorrow's Harvest and now they seem to be enjoying the spotlight. Nike has a lengthy new spot soundtracked by the album's lead track "Reach…   Read Story »