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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

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Dirty Projectors Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors' first new album in five years is stunningly evocative and wildly inventive, the sort of boundary-pushing album that comes along pretty infrequently. (Bon…
James Rettig | February 17, 2017 - 12:44 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Given the way the current Presidential Administration is finding a new way to slap itself in the face with its own dick at least once…
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2017 - 9:38 am

The Week In Pop

Bebe Rexha Is One More Hit Away From Becoming A Household Name

Do you recognize the name Elwood Edwards? What about Jessica Gomes? Jesse Frederick? If you're an American pop culture consumer, you are probably intimately familiar…
Chris DeVille | February 16, 2017 - 3:47 pm

Interview

Q&A: Sorority Noise’s Cameron Boucher On Grief, Religion, And His Band’s New Album

Sorority Noise's intentions have transformed drastically since the project began in 2013. "We started as a joke," Cameron Boucher says, before quickly acknowledging how dramatic…
James Rettig | February 16, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Is Chance The Rapper About To Get Corny?

The Best New Artist Grammy award has a fascinating and bizarre history. The Beatles won it. Bob Newhart won it. Bon Iver won it. Bette…
Tom Breihan | February 15, 2017 - 12:49 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Jidenna The Chief

"Classic Man" is such a weird, great song. An ode to dressing and acting in courtly and old-school ways, "Classic Man" rode a sample of…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2017 - 12:18 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Ryan Adams Prisoner

You usually can't take Ryan Adams seriously when he discusses his influences. He's a metalhead, a hardcore acolyte, and a diehard Simple Minds fan. None…
Ryan Leas | February 13, 2017 - 11:28 am

List

Grammys 2017: Performances From Worst To Best

Some of us dared to dream that maybe the Grammys would have a good year this year. They'd nominated a diverse and often worthy group…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2017 - 11:19 am

Band To Watch

Artist To Watch: Aphra

Rebecca Waychunas refuses to concede any ground to her past. The 27-year-old Philadelphia songwriter records sanguine electro-folk under the moniker Aphra, and as she sings…
Pranav Trewn | February 13, 2017 - 11:00 am

Sounding Board

It Goes On And On And On: The Grammys Make Fine TV, But Stumble Where It Counts

Chance The Rapper won Best New Artist; the Chainsmokers did not. This happened within the first 15 minutes of last night’s 59th Grammys broadcast, and…
Chris DeVille | February 13, 2017 - 9:48 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Did you guys hear the news? Indie rock is dead. Good thing the Grammys go down this weekend, an event that rarely honors quote-unquote "indie…
Stereogum | February 10, 2017 - 5:17 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This has nothing much to do with music videos, but I saw John Wick: Chapter 2 last night, and you motherfuckers need to go see…
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2017 - 2:30 pm

List

A Look At 15 Artists Up For Their First Grammy

Say what you will about this year's Grammys -- it feels like it's going to be a downer. It's got a slate of performers that…
Nate Patrin | February 10, 2017 - 11:52 am

The Anniversary

Baduizm Turns 20

Erykah Badu was a rapper before she was a singer. You could tell. You could see it for yourself in Badu's video for her 2002…
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2017 - 11:00 am
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