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Two seemingly contradictory reports from Billboard this week: Bro-country is over and Luke Bryan has another #1 album. Bro-country, as coined by Jody Rosen (then of New York Magazine), indicates “music by and of the tatted, gym-toned, party-hearty young American white dude.” Bryan has long been one of that scene’s dominant figures, the Alan Jackso… More »

The #2 song in the country this week is “Can’t Feel My Face,” a pitch-perfect Michael Jackson homage co-produced by pop mastermind Max Martin. From its disco-funk liquid rhythm to its piercing falsetto hooks to its lovestruck subject matter, the song makes perfect sense as a hit single. The only thing weird about it i… More »

Ever since Adam Young hijacked the Postal Service’s laptop-emo aesthetic and turned it into cloying, hollow-headed pap, Owl City has been one of music’s most disreputable artists. It’s been six years since “Fireflies” went to #1, and although Young lingered in the pop cultural consciousness for a while — Taylor Swift wrote 2010 album track… More »

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Grammys 2012 Comment Party!!

It's the 2012 Grammys! The Stereogum crew is over at my house, there may or may not be pizza and beer involved, and on the…
Amrit Singh | February 12, 2012 - 7:55 pm
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Rihanna – “You Da One” Video

While a lot of criticism -- most of it fair -- has been pointed at Rihanna's Talk That Talk, a record that feels rushed and…
Corban Goble | December 23, 2011 - 12:14 pm
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Florence Covers Drake’s “Take Care”

Earlier today, Florence + The Machine reshaped Drake's "Take Care" during their BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge session at Maida Vale Studios, giving the track…
Corban Goble | November 25, 2011 - 2:20 pm
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Rihanna Talk That Talk Comment Party

It almost seems silly to download a Rihanna leak early, since you already know that about half these songs will absolutely dominate the radio at…
Tom Breihan | November 15, 2011 - 8:35 am
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Rihanna – “Talk That Talk” (Feat. Jay-Z)

UPDATE: Also below, check out the full version of Rihanna's "Drunk On Love," the new track that samples the xx's "Intro." Rihanna's new…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2011 - 10:03 am
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Rihanna – “You Da One”

Rihanna’s latest single, the house-inflected “We Found Love,” has already conquered the world, and we’ve learned that her new album Talk That Talk features an
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2011 - 11:14 am
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Rihanna Hearts The xx

Her retro early-'90s-style club banger "We Found Love" has already blown the fuck up, and now we're learning more and more about Rihanna's forthcoming album…
Tom Breihan | November 10, 2011 - 12:38 pm
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Coldplay Cover Rihanna’s “We Found Love”

In their infinite wisdom, the still-ridiculously-popular Coldplay recorded a version of "We Found Love," the monster new dancepop single from their "Princess Of China" collaborator…
Tom Breihan | October 27, 2011 - 11:29 am
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Rihanna – “We Found Love” Video

The video for Rihanna's new '90s-house-throwback single "We Found Love" plays like Requiem For A Dream or Trainspotting or any of these other drug movie…
Tom Breihan | October 19, 2011 - 2:52 pm
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Coldplay – “Princess Of China” (Feat. Rihanna)

Here it is, the track Chris Martin has called his "favorite bit" from next week's Mylo Xyloto LP. "Princess Of China" features a vocal from…
Amrit Singh | October 17, 2011 - 8:01 am
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Rihanna – “We Found Love”

For whatever reason, Rihanna recruited British dance-music goofball Calvin Harris to produce "We Found Love," her new single, which means it's a finely polished, absolutely…
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2011 - 3:54 pm
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Rihanna – “Cheers (Drink To That)” Video

Real Talk: I've been waiting for Rihanna to release "Cheers (Drink To That)" as a single since the first time I heard her 2010 album…
Tom Breihan | August 26, 2011 - 4:53 pm
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The 7 Best Videos Of The Week

We've got new videos from Rihanna, UNKLE, The Grates, and WU LYF this week. I especially like the Ford & Lopatin video because it's the…
jessica | June 3, 2011 - 1:44 pm
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Download Hood Internet’s TVOTR x Rihanna Mashup

The Hood Internet released a new mash-up today -- it combines Nine Types Of Light track "Cannonball" and Rihanna's "Only Girl." It's a surprisingly pleasing…
jessica | April 11, 2011 - 2:33 pm

Giggs – “Hard 3style”

Giggs is the UK rapper whose gigs have become nearly impossible to catch on account of how interesting the UK police find his extra-curricular activities.
Amrit Singh | February 22, 2011 - 12:27 pm

Rihanna, Kanye & Drake Did The NBA All-Star Halftime Show, Sports Fans

On the same weekend as Kanye's Enter The Void-jacking "All Of The Lights" video dropped, Ye dropped in during that song for Rihanna's hits-medley halftime…
Amrit Singh | February 21, 2011 - 11:37 am
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Kanye West – “All Of The Lights” Video

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy's most triumphant brass fanfare meets the Star Wars font it was always intended for, along with a cameo from Rihanna…
Amrit Singh | February 19, 2011 - 4:39 pm
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Arcade Fire Win Album Of The Year Grammy

Arcade Fire pulled off the upset of the night (or, at least, left a few people at home upset) by winning the Album Of The…
jessica | February 14, 2011 - 10:31 am
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The 9 Best Videos Of The Week

This week's best videos include clips from Rural Alberta Advantage, Rihanna, CocknBullKid, How To Dress Well, and Lord Huron. This week I've decided to start…
jessica | February 4, 2011 - 5:00 pm
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Kanye Dark Twisted Fantasy Leaking, Pre-Order Up

When not beefing with Bush or showing us his bushy beef, Kanye West makes music. The Bon Iver-guesting "Monster" has been floating around for awhile.
brandon | November 4, 2010 - 3:11 pm
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