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The internet’s favorite target this week was Avril Lavigne’s garish, shrill, quite-possibly-racist “Hello Kitty” video. I didn’t see it until I’d read a bunch of euphorically annoyed online chatter about it, and I honestly expected to really like it, since liking music videos that nobody likes is sort of my thing. But jeez, no, yee. More »

We’re almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it’s time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we’ve ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we’re looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

As the holidays draw nearer, the quote-unquote music industry grinds to a halt, meaning fewer and fewer new songs from artists who are bound by traditional album cycles. Surely to some extent as a result of that practice, this week’s 5 Best Songs may be our most eclectic to date. But we weren’t scraping by… More »

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Devonté Hynes & Neneh Cherry – “He, She, Me”

Devonté Hynes and Neneh Cherry were commissioned by Selfridges — a high-end UK department store — to write a new song called “He, She, Me” to soundtrack an original film that was directed by Alex Turvey and Kathryn Ferguson. “The film is an evolving journey through a subtle push and pull between masculinity and femininity,… More »

By: James Rettig / March 12, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Neneh Cherry – “Spit Three Times” Video

The iconic Swedish tough-chick sing-rapper Neneh Cherry made a grand return earlier this year with her Four Tet-produced album Blank Project, and she’s already made videos for its songs “Everything” and the Robyn collab “Out Of The Black.” “Spit Three Times” is a sort of slow-burning depression anthem from the album, and its new video,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 8, 2014 - 9:40 am

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2014

Øyafestivalen has now entered its 13th year, and last week, the Norwegian festival’s 2014 iteration filled Oslo with excellent artists. There were folk musicians like Angel Olsen and Bill Callahan alongside electronic artists like Todd Terje and Darkside alongside major headlining acts like Outkast, Robyn, and Queens Of The Stone Age. We sent photographer ClintMore »

By: Miles Bowe / August 13, 2014 - 5:43 pm

Artist Portraits From Pitchfork Festival 2014

This past weekend, Pitchfork Festival went down in Chicago, and it included a great deal of excellent acts. We sent our photographer Max Herman to capture some behind-the-scenes portraits of artists around the festival. Above you’ll find photos of DIIV, Deafheaven, Giorgio Moroder, and more. More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 21, 2014 - 11:16 am

Neneh Cherry – “Everything” Video

Neneh Cherry returned earlier this year with the Four Tet-produced Blank Project, her first full-on solo album in 18 years. Now, she’s reunited with one of her old music-video directors, the veteran French fashion photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino, who first worked with Cherry on her “Manchild” video in 1989. Mondino did Cherry’s video for the seven-and-a-half-minute… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Watch Neneh Cherry Play Jools Holland

The BBC’s live-music show Later With Jools Holland just began its newest season, and one of its first guests was Neneh Cherry, who just returned with the Four Tet-produced Blank Project, her first solo album in 18 years. Cherry is Swedish, not British, but she recorded her earliest tracks in the UK and found her… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 16, 2014 - 8:34 am

Neneh Cherry (Feat. Robyn) – “Out Of The Black” Video

On “Out Of The Black,” a track from her new Four Tet-produced comeback album Blank Project, eternal badass Neneh Cherry linked up with Robyn, a fellow Swedish pop-music tough-chick. But the song isn’t the technicolor pop explosion it could be; it’s a tense and downbeat seether. The song’s new video, from director Dario Vigorito, look… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 18, 2014 - 11:18 am

Stream Neneh Cherry Blank Project

On her 1989 debut Raw Like Sushi, Neneh Cherry, the Swedish-born and London-based daughter of jazz great Don, sang and rapped with dangerous levels of style and helped create a snarling-cool blueprint that people like Lauryn Hill and M.I.A. would, to some extent, follow. After 1996’s Man, she largely retired from music to raise kids. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2014 - 4:59 pm

Neneh Cherry – “Out Of The Black (Joe Goddard Remix)” (Feat. Robyn)

Earlier this week, two generations of snarling Swedish pop tough-chick greats, Neneh Cherry and Robyn, came together for “Out Of The Black,” a song from Cherry’s forthcoming Four Tet-produced album Blank Project. Now, Hot Chip co-leader Joe Goddard has remixed the track, shedding some light on a dark and churning original. The track keeps some… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 14, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Neneh Cherry – “Out Of The Black” (Feat. Robyn) (Prod. Four Tet)

In a couple of weeks, the great Neneh Cherry will release the Four Tet-produced LP Blank Project, her first full-on solo album in 18 years. The album only has one guest on it, and that guest is Cherry’s fellow sassy Swedish pop asskicker Robyn. The dark, buzzing “Out Of The Black” is a more eerie… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2014 - 9:01 am

Neneh Cherry – “Everything”

Next month, the great Neneh Cherry returns with her Four Tet-produced album Blank Project, Cherry’s first full-on solo LP since 1996. We’ve heard the title track and seen Cherry perform a couple of songs live in studio, and now Cherry has shared the massive, sprawling, tough seven-minute single “Everything,” which builds from a skittery groove… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2014 - 11:58 am

Watch Neneh Cherry Perform Two New Songs On Studio 360

Next month, the great Neneh Cherry will release the Four Tet-produced Blank Project, her first full-on solo album in nearly two decades. We’ve already posted the lead-single title track. And in a recent live-in-studio session for Studio 360, Cherry reached gave tough, visceral, physical renditions of that song and the album track “Weightless,” while bassist… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 13, 2014 - 2:02 pm

Neneh Cherry – “Blank Project” (Prod. Four Tet)

The great Neneh Cherry’s 1989 debut album Raw Like Sushi broke new ground in cosmopolitan rap snarl and helped make M.I.A. possible. She hasn’t released a solo album since 1996’s Man, though she did get an Album Of The Week last year for The Cherry Thing, the covers collection that she did with the Scandinavia… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 18, 2013 - 9:50 am

Neneh Cherry Preps New Solo LP Produced By Four Tet, Featuring Robyn

If you had your pop music awakening sometime in the late-’80s, the Swedish-born, London-based, New York-inspired sing-rapper Neneh Cherry may well have seemend like the coolest person in the universe, and this impression was not far off the truth. Cherry’s first two albums, 1989’s Raw Like Sushi and 1992’s Homebrew, are feats of absolute bada… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 16, 2013 - 10:46 am

Neneh Cherry & Afrika Baby Bam – “Nina” (Prod. By Four Tet)

About 14 years ago, on opposite sides of the Atlantic, both Neneh Cherry and the Jungle Broters were doing way-out art-student things with rap music. And now Cherry and Afrika Baby Bam, one half of the Jungle Brothers, have fused their two aesthetics together, making a drifting, starry-eyed spoken-word duet called “Nina,” one that could’ve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 15, 2013 - 12:58 pm

Neneh Cherry & The Thing – “Accordion (Jim O’Rourke Remix)”

A few months ago, we awarded Album Of The Week to The Cherry Thing, the volcanic covers collection from O.G. sassed-out polyglot-pop queen Neneh Cherry and Scandinavian jazz trio the Thing. Next week, they’ll release an EP of remixes of tracks from The Cherry Thing, and it’ll include Four Tet’s remix of “Dream Baby Dream,”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 7, 2012 - 11:35 am

Album Of The Week: Neneh Cherry & The Thing The Cherry Thing

If you’ve spent any time over the last few months reading this website, you know that today is Fiona Apple Day, the day that Apple’s long-awaited and crazy-good new album The Idler Wheel… finally sees release. That album is obviously the week’s best album, and quite possibly the year’s as well. But I wrote aMore »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2012 - 3:45 pm
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