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Buddy & Kaytranada Make Effortless, Breezy Summertime Rap Music

There are so many kinds of good rapping. There are the obvious forms, of course. There's the breathless technical rapping. There's the idiosyncratic, inventive, stylistically…
Tom Breihan | May 24, 2017 - 12:56 pm

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Metallica Rides (Out) The Lightning At A Rain-Soaked Rock On The Range

Muscle memory is wild, man. James Hetfield reminded his Rock On The Range audience on multiple occasions that Metallica have been thrashing away for 36…
Chris DeVille | May 23, 2017 - 3:54 pm

Interview

Q&A: Forest Swords On Coming Up In A Small Town And His Visual Approach To Making Music

Matthew Barnes, the composer and producer behind the Forest Swords moniker, is the first to tell you that he doesn’t listen to all that much…
Paula Mejia | May 23, 2017 - 11:19 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: The I.L.Y’s Bodyguard

Death Grips have to be the most love-it-or-hate-it proposition on the musical landscape today. If you're not a fan -- and I'm not -- then…
Tom Breihan | May 23, 2017 - 10:53 am

Interview

Q&A: EDM Godfather Paul Oakenfold On Playing Mt. Everest And The State Of Electronic Music In 2017

Arguably the progenitor of EDM music and culture, DJ/producer Paul Oakenfold has no qualms about the hyper-colored, mainstream juggernaut he has spawned. In his 53rd…
Drew Fortune | May 22, 2017 - 3:08 pm

The Anniversary

Boxer Turns 10

Boxer is where the National became the National as we know them. People often talk that way about its predecessor, 2005's Alligator, the one where…
Ryan Leas | May 22, 2017 - 1:16 pm

Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered: “Running Up That Hill”

Kate Bush occupies this odd Trans-Atlantic space between cult figure and pop star. It makes sense that she's had a long, varied, widely analyzed, and…
Nate Patrin | May 22, 2017 - 11:40 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The world lost one of the biggest voices in rock this week way too soon -- rest easy, Chris Cornell. We published a few tributes…
Stereogum | May 19, 2017 - 5:49 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week, I imagine that a lot of us spent some time thinking about Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun," a vivid and surreal little piece of…
Tom Breihan | May 19, 2017 - 5:02 pm

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Chris Cornell Was The Best Pure Singer In ’90s Alt-Rock

My favorite footnote about Soundgarden is that producer Michael Beinhorn reportedly had Chris Cornell listen to Frank Sinatra before recording "Black Hole Sun," which was…
Dan Weiss | May 19, 2017 - 3:39 pm

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Inside The Ecstatic World Of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda

Though she ultimately spent more time as his widow than as his wife, Alice McLeod’s marriage to John Coltrane was destined, as though by cosmic…
Lindsey Rhoades | May 19, 2017 - 1:15 pm

The Anniversary

The Colour And The Shape Turns 20

Twenty years ago, Dave Grohl accomplished something that once seemed impossible: He stepped out of Kurt Cobain's shadow. At this point we all know Grohl…
Chris DeVille | May 19, 2017 - 12:44 pm

List

15 Essential Chris Cornell Songs That Aren’t Soundgarden

After the news of Chris Cornell’s tragic passing broke yesterday morning, tributes and remembrances steadily appeared throughout the day. Whatever angle they took, almost all…
Ryan Leas | May 19, 2017 - 12:23 pm

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An Appreciation Of Chris Cornell, Chronicler Of The Black Days

I keep going back to the last time I saw Chris Cornell. In light of yesterday's news, it's the only comfort I can find. …
Michael Tedder | May 19, 2017 - 11:52 am

Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – May 2017

Do you buy CD box sets? (Please answer in the comments; I'm genuinely curious.) I do. In the last couple of years, I've probably bought…
Phil Freeman | May 19, 2017 - 9:57 am
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