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Some of this week's 5 Best Songs are weird. Like, really weird. Some of them are pretty normal -- which isn't a knock, because it's not easy to make something that sounds masterfully effortless and…   Read Story »
Earlier this year, the exciting young Long Beach, California rapper Vince Staples released his great Shyne Coldchain Vol. 1 mixtape, and now he's getting his official Def Jam debut Hell Can Wait…   Read Story »
Earlier this year, the young California rapper Vince Staples released his Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2 tape, one of the strongest mixtapes of the year. He has a loose Odd Future association and a fresh new…   Read Story »
After being quiet for a long time following 2011's The Dreamer/The Believer, Chicago rapper Common has been making some rumblings in the past few months in preparation for his new album Nobody…   Read Story »
A nice thing about Earl Sweatshirt: He is perfectly capable of dropping new music on us at any moment, and even if that music is a stoned-friends-fucking-around outtake, it'll be well worth hearing.…   Read Story »
Let's take a moment for Dave Brockie, better known as Gwar's Oderus Urungus, who died suddenly earlier this week. For decades, Brockie helped to pioneer a distinctly DIY music-video aesthetic. With…   Read Story »
This week's reigning Mixtape Of The Week is Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2, the short but stunning effort from the young Long Beach rapper Vince Staples. And the tape's best song is probably "Nate," a…   Read Story »
Vince Staples came about as close as you can come to being a member of Odd Future without actually joining Odd Future. On the crew's first wave of internet-breaking mixtapes, Staples is all over some…   Read Story »
This week saw a of new tunes from heavy-hitters (Beck with guest Kim Gordon), comeback cuts from old favorites (the Dismemberment Plan, Mazzy Star), and an odd cocktail of indie rock and rap (Black…   Read Story »
Hey look, new graphic! Now this column can look something like the Best Songs Of The Week column, and now I can keep just the tiniest bit of suspense in this countdown; you have to scrowl down…   Read Story »