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Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Roc Marciano Rosebudd’s Revenge

For decades, most of the best New York rap sounded like a slap in the head. New York is, of course, the city that invented…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2017 - 12:12 pm

The Black Market

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – February 2017

If you need a good barometer for the current national mood in the United States, look no further than the Washington Post. Last Wednesday, the…
Doug Moore | February 28, 2017 - 11:31 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

PSA: "SLIDE" WILL BE ELIGIBLE NEXT WEEK!!! So please: Do not get all whiny in the comments about "Slide"'s omission. Anyhow, it's about 70 degrees…
Stereogum | February 24, 2017 - 4:47 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Tom's out so I'm taking on 5 Best Video duty this week, and what a week it has been for good lookin' videos. I left…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 24, 2017 - 1:15 pm

The Anniversary

Either/Or Turns 20

Death becomes Elliott Smith. His music is so fragile, so biting yet subtly sweet, that he fits especially well into the tortured genius narrative often…
Chris DeVille | February 24, 2017 - 12:13 pm

Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – February 2017

February is Black History Month, so let's talk about blackness in jazz. That'll be fun, right? …
Phil Freeman | February 24, 2017 - 11:19 am

The Week In Pop

“Bad” Girl Made Good: Camila Cabello Is Gonna Be A Superstar

From the moment "Bad Things" was released, it seemed not just inevitable but slap-your-forehead obvious: Camila Cabello was going solo. She was going to be…
Chris DeVille | February 23, 2017 - 2:52 pm

Band To Watch

Artist To Watch: Jay Som

"Jay Som has always been based around the comfort of solitude," Melina Duterte tells me over the phone from the Bay Area, where she grew…
James Rettig | February 23, 2017 - 11:19 am

Best Covers

On The Surprising Endurance Of Sade’s “By Your Side”

Ever since the Nigerian-born, English-bred singer/composer Sade Adu released her 1984 debut LP, Diamond Life, she and her eponymous band have released countless high-charting hits…
Nate Patrin | February 23, 2017 - 10:01 am

Band To Watch

Band To Watch: Space Camp

Space Camp are a three-piece hardcore band from northern Connecticut, and that’s probably the easiest, most conventional way to describe them. In the case of…
Bruce Hamilton | February 22, 2017 - 3:18 pm

Status Ain't Hood

The Future Of Future Is A Great Rap Supervillain

In retrospect, we should thank the rappers of the world for their restraint. It's been more than four months since the Donald Trump Access Hollywood
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2017 - 12:04 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Vagabon Infinite Worlds

Four tracks into Infinite Worlds, Vagabon's eight-song debut, we get a plot twist. For the first three songs, Infinite Worlds is an exercise in fuzzy,…
Tom Breihan | February 21, 2017 - 11:42 am

List

The 36 Best Odd Future Songs Not By Frank Ocean

The earliest iteration of Odd Future was formed in 2007 although the collective didn't release their first mixtape, The Odd Future Tape, until 2008. Ten…
Collin Robinson | February 21, 2017 - 10:30 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Sun Kil Moon Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys Of Blood

Time for some game theory: Mark Kozelek is a closeted Twitter addict. I don't expect to see him get some kind of Ted Haggard-esque comeuppance…
Ian Cohen | February 21, 2017 - 10:00 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

A moment of silence for the Grammys, please. .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Thank you. …
Stereogum | February 17, 2017 - 4:45 pm
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