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AM, the album that the Arctic Monkeys released last year, is the sort of album that refuses to get old; its economic grooves and old-school rock-star sneer are rare things in an era where the entire…   Read Story »
This week's list walks the line between calm, serene, stately beauty and extreme blood-splooge trash. Both can be awesome! And both are perfectly legit music-video approaches. But this week, we've…   Read Story »
Today, berserk hardcore road warriors Trash Talk released No Peace, their furious new album, and we named it our Album Of The Week. Around the same time we were posting that, the band shared their…   Read Story »
The artists behind the videos on this week's list come from Sweden, Japan, Syria, Canada, and the UK. They have, more or less, nothing in common with each other. And there's every chance that none of…   Read Story »
"One For The Road" is a chugging, sinuous rocker from the new Arctic Monkeys album AM. Its new video is a crisp, cinematic black-and-white affair, and it has the members of the band dressing like…   Read Story »
Starred are a Brooklyn-based duo whose singer, Liza Thorn, used to be in a band with Christopher Owens; their stoned and elegiac "No Good" was one of my low-key favorite songs of 2012. And now…   Read Story »
This is the week that the music universe finally woke up from its long holiday nap, and there were a lot of fun music videos out this week. There were so many, in fact, that I couldn't find room for…   Read Story »
Back in February, we posted "Storm," the latest single from sparse, rigorous British postpunks Django Django. With its weirdly colorized VHS effects, the track's brand-new video is the sort of thing…   Read Story »
Girls' sophomore album Father, Son, Holy Ghost was our favorite LP of last year, and one of its standouts was "My Ma," frontman Christopher Owens's heartsick song for his mother. That song now has a…   Read Story »
Over four records with Arctic Monkeys, and spin-off ventures like The Last Of The Shadow Puppets and the Submarine OST ("Pile Driver Waltz" especially), Alex Turner's established himself as a…   Read Story »