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Don’t Keep Forgetting: How Michael McDonald Escaped Punchline Status

For a long time, the Doobie Brothers have felt like kind of a joke: the type of band it's easy to imagine namechecked in the…
Nate Patrin | March 9, 2017 - 11:16 am

Band To Watch

Artist To Watch: Alex Lahey

Calling from America to Australia involves a massive timezone leap, so when I dial up Alex Lahey at the end of my workday, she's waking…
Chris DeVille | March 9, 2017 - 10:45 am

List

U2’s The Joshua Tree Is 30: We Ranked Its Tracks Worst To Best

The Joshua Tree was the first time that U2 had truly looked outward, across the world. The four men -- always the four of them,…
Ryan Leas | March 9, 2017 - 9:23 am

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The Notorious B.I.G. Died 20 Years Ago Today

Imagine Biggie Smalls if he were alive today, if that one bullet had whizzed by six inches from where it hit. It's shockingly easy. Biggie…
Tom Breihan | March 9, 2017 - 8:42 am

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Echo In Eternity: The Indelible Mark Of Arthur Russell

In a 1987 Melody Maker review, music critic David Stubbs said that Arthur Russell's World Of Echo was "what is left when the Beat has…
Lindsey Rhoades | March 8, 2017 - 1:50 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Don Q Is The New York Rap Hardass We Need

Corner Stories, the new mixtape from the Bronx rapper Don Q, has a sort of Greek chorus running all through it: an unnamed interviewer who…
Tom Breihan | March 8, 2017 - 10:51 am

Counting Down

Xiu Xiu Albums From Worst To Best

Jamie Stewart was applying to become an airport baggage handler the day his father, a musician and record producer, committed suicide. Stewart never finished the…
Lindsey Rhoades | March 7, 2017 - 11:12 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Laura Marling Semper Femina

Marcus Mumford used to be Laura Marling's drummer. It's so weird to think about that now. It's weird, in the first place, to think about…
Tom Breihan | March 7, 2017 - 10:45 am

Interview

Q&A: Aimee Mann On ’70s Soft Rock, Suicide Missions To Mars, & Mental Illness

In The Big Sleep, one of the most famous gumshoes in American literature is hired to figure out who is blackmailing a young woman named…
Stephen Deusner | March 6, 2017 - 1:39 pm

The Anniversary

Neon Bible Turns 10

When an album's anniversary comes up, it's easy to look back and think, "How did this fit into the context of the band's previous work?"
Austin Brown | March 6, 2017 - 10:52 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I came really, really close to putting an Enrique Iglesias video on this week's list. Enrique Iglesias' video for "Subeme La Radio" just missed this…
Tom Breihan | March 3, 2017 - 1:02 pm

The Anniversary

Pop Turns 20

It was a turning point in U2’s career. They had made an experimental album with a visionary producer, something that showed maturation, that suggested whole…
Ryan Leas | March 3, 2017 - 12:40 pm

The Week In Pop

Ed Sheeran Is The King Of Pop

The first track on Ed Sheeran’s new album is a rap song. This is not surprising given Sheeran’s fondness for hip-hop; the versatile English singer-songwriter…
Chris DeVille | March 2, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Status Ain't Hood

The Week Remy Ma Went At Nicki Minaj’s Neck

Jay Z won. I believed this in 2001, and I believe it now. In 2008, I wrote a whole chapter in the anthology Rock And
Tom Breihan | March 1, 2017 - 1:02 pm
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