"Don't call it a comeback" is usually a phrase uttered self-protectively by musicians who are very much coming back from some degree of obscurity. Dr. Dre wasn't exactly absent during the seven-year…   Read Story »
Argue all you like about the quality of music produced in 2012, but no one can deny the truly outstanding beefs to which we bore witness in The Year That Was. Social media has made those dust-ups…   Read Story »
There was no getting away from EDM in 2012. While the three-letter hashtag has certainly caused buzz among radio stations and indie blogosphere alike, it's been a big year for dance on and off of the…   Read Story »
Right around this time last year, we published a list of the 50+ Most Anticipated Albums Of 2012. To be specific, the final count came in at 57. Of the 57 albums included on that list, some never…   Read Story »
Whether you experience Christmas as a spiritual curative or a wretched crucible likely depends upon your capacity to enjoy the Yuletide season's truly disassociate spirit of insanity. Most of us may…   Read Story »
If there had never been such a thing as Chrissie Hynde someone would certainly have needed to invent her: The Ohio born singer-songwriter and frontwoman of the Pretenders emerged from the teeming…   Read Story »
When I wrote about Decibel's list of the year's best albums, I talked more about what was missing than what made it, and in a way, that was inevitable: It was a weird year for metal. I'm hesitant to…   Read Story »
This year, the three albums at the top of Stereogum's 50 favorite albums of the year are all, in one way or another, Californian studio-pop singer-songwriter opuses. Admittedly, the makers of two of…   Read Story »
I have three tattoos. There's a treeish thing on my calf that doesn't really bother me, and another on my back so unmentionably bad it shall remain undescribed in any public forum as long as I draw…   Read Story »
There will never be another Dismemberment Plan, which is why it's so exciting that there will be another Dismemberment Plan album. Two years of slowly building momentum -- a reissue, a tour, a wealth…   Read Story »