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Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered: “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”

There are probably more complicated and uncomfortable situations where fans have to separate the art they like from the unlikable artist who created it --…
Nate Patrin | June 1, 2017 - 1:17 pm

Sounding Board

From Helium To Ex Hex: A Guide To The Music Of Mary Timony

As early as 2002 or 2003, Mary Timony was teaching guitar lessons, a fact that's emerged in recent years as a core tenet of her…
Raymond Cummings | June 1, 2017 - 11:54 am

Band To Watch

Artist To Watch: Bedouine

It's hard to imagine a more impressive introduction than Azniv Korkejian's debut album as Bedouine. The globetrotting singer-songwriter confidently strides into the frame with her…
Chris DeVille | June 1, 2017 - 9:30 am

The Black Market

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – May 2017

We usually kick off the Black Market with one of my standard 8,000-word screeds about whatever happened to irritate me during the preceding four weeks,…
Doug Moore | May 31, 2017 - 12:13 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Metro Boomin Is The Best Rap Producer To Come Along In Years

Gucci Mane isn't a consistently great rapper anymore. It's OK. It happens. It happens to a lot of once-dominant rappers once their unreal creative peaks…
Tom Breihan | May 31, 2017 - 11:00 am


Q&A: Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker On Inhabiting New Characters & Fighting Fear With Music

When I reach Adrianne Lenker by phone it's raining in New York City -- not just misty and overcast, but pouring -- and it’s kind…
Margaret Farrell | May 30, 2017 - 1:08 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Elder Reflections Of A Floating World

We tend to think of Conan The Barbarian as a big, dumb fucker with a sword. But Conan was something else, too. Robert E. Howard,…
Tom Breihan | May 30, 2017 - 11:26 am

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Allman Brothers Songs

As so many dads, among others, will tell you, the Allman Brothers' interpretations of blues, rock, country, R&B, and jazz were greatly their own, completely…
Dan Weiss | May 30, 2017 - 11:19 am

Sounding Board

Nick Cave Traces Grief And Catharsis At Brooklyn Show

When Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds released their monumental, heart-shattering album Skeleton Tree last year, it was hard to imagine them ever taking it…
Ryan Leas | May 29, 2017 - 2:14 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Summer is fast-approaching and the office has been pretty much empty all day seeing as how it's Memorial Day weekend. We've had some heavy consecutive…
Stereogum | May 26, 2017 - 5:45 pm

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Linkin Park Songs

Last week, Linkin Park released One More Light, their seventh studio album, assuming you don't count their two -- yes, two -- remix albums. One
David Turner | May 26, 2017 - 12:04 pm

Counting Down

In Honor Of Sgt. Pepper’s 50th Anniversary, We Ranked Every Beatles Album

It was 50 years ago today: The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, an album of profound significance in the arc of modern
Chris DeVille | May 26, 2017 - 10:48 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Right now, for two weeks running, the #1 hit in America is the Justin Bieber-assisted remix of "Despacito," Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's reggaeton hit.
Tom Breihan | May 26, 2017 - 10:36 am


Q&A: Nick Hakim On His Debut Album, Dealing With Pressure, & Nick Drake

Nick Hakim's sumptuous folk-soul-hop debut, Green Twins, seems destined to be one of those albums you hear everywhere this summer, from the hipper coffeeshops to…
Michael Tedder | May 26, 2017 - 10:07 am

The Week In Pop

“Despacito” Could Signify A Latin Pop Resurgence Or Just Justin Bieber’s King-Making Power

It's not every day a song sung primarily in Spanish goes to #1 in the US. It's not even every decade. But "Despacito," a collaboration…
Chris DeVille | May 25, 2017 - 3:43 pm
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