The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Some pretty good albums out today! Mitski's Be The Cowboy, for one. Ariana Grande's Sweetener, for another. We named advance singles from both LPs to…
Stereogum | 2:49 pm

Dödsrit – “Aura”

Twenty years from now, purveyors of heavy music will talk about Sweden's Christoffer Öster in tones currently reserved for folks like Chuck Schuldiner and Quorthon.
Michael Nelson | 2:11 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Nicki Minaj's "Ganja Burn" didn't make this week's list, but I remain delighted that music videos are a medium where "The Scorpion King, but sexy"
Tom Breihan | 1:09 pm

The Anniversary

Devil Without A Cause Turns 20

In 1997, the fourth issue of the Beastie Boys' Grand Royal magazine included a long profile on a Midwestern rapper named Kid Rock. Kid Rock,…
Tom Breihan | 12:22 pm

Kanye West & Kid Cudi Perform “Ghost Town” At Surprise Show

Earlier this year, old collaborators Kanye West and Kid Cudi formed a new group, a duo called Kids See Ghosts, and they released their self-titled
Tom Breihan | 11:16 am

Young Thug Reportedly Arrested At Dave & Buster’s During Birthday Listening Party

Young Thug released his new compilation project Slime Language last night, and to celebrate he arranged a joint listening party/birthday party at a Dave &…
James Rettig | 11:05 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: The Rolling Stones’ “Get Off Of My Cloud”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958,
Tom Breihan | 10:49 am

Lonely Parade – “Olive Green”

Canadian trio Lonely Parade are releasing a new album, The Pits, next month. So far, they've shared "Not Nice," "I'm So Tired," and "Night Cruise"
James Rettig | 10:21 am

Eric Church – “Heart Like A Wheel”

One of the dumbest controversies in recent months came after the country star Eric Church, in a Rolling Stone cover profile, made some extremely mild…
Tom Breihan | 10:14 am

Reeseynem – “What’s The Hook” (Feat. Chance The Rapper)

Reeseynem's unrestrained jubilance reminds me of his Chicago neighbor Chance The Rapper -- or at least it does on his new single "What's The Hook,"
Chris DeVille | 10:08 am

Watch Death Cab For Cutie Perform “Gold Rush” On Corden

Death Cab For Cutie's new album, Thank You For Today, is out today. Its release coincides with the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Something
James Rettig | 9:53 am

Migos – “Is You Ready”

The new movie Mile 22 is the latest cinematic team-up between Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg, who just got done making three different movies…
Tom Breihan | 9:53 am

Hear Ryan Adams’ “20th Call Of The Day” From The Juliet, Naked Soundtrack

In the new movie Juliet, Naked, a romantic comedy adapted from a Nick Hornby novel, Ethan Hawke plays Tucker Crowe, a reclusive and unheralded songwriter…
Tom Breihan | 9:32 am

The Anniversary

Something About Airplanes Turns 20

I imagine Ben Gibbard circa 1998 situated under a tree reading Kerouac. A sensitive 20-something in sandals and jeans, probably the brainiest of his friend…
Julia Gray | 9:12 am

Calvin Harris & Sam Smith – “Promises”

Calvin Harris has been a presence on radio this summer because of his Dua Lipa-featuring single "One Kiss" -- you readers even voted it one…
James Rettig | 9:11 am

317 More Prince Songs Come To Spotify & Apple Music

Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, is launching the first wave of their anticipated Prince catalog digital releases today. It seems like with…
Sara Nuta | 9:07 am

Watch Blood Orange Debut “Chewing Gum” With A$AP Rocky & Project Pat On Kimmel

A week from today, Blood Orange's new album Negro Swan will go out into the world, and thus far, Dev Hynes has shared videos for…
Tom Breihan | 8:52 am

Janet Jackson – “Made For Now” (Feat. Daddy Yankee) Video

Although her State Of The World Tour draws towards a close, Janet Jackson isn't stopping anytime soon. Then again, she never does, prenatal tour postponements
Sara Nuta | 12:05 am

Stream Young Thug’s New Project Slime Language

Some musicians use cryptic social media posts or pop-up shops to hype up a new project. Others favor giant gold heads. Some opt for no…
Sara Nuta | 12:04 am

Stream Mitski’s New Album Be The Cowboy

With her fifth album, Mitski has solidified herself as one of the most advanced American songwriters. Or, at least that's how Iggy Pop would put
James Rettig | 12:02 am

Stream Ariana Grande’s New Album Sweetener

Ariana Grande's fourth studio album is here, and the 25-year-old pop star has had a pretty tumultuous album cycle. She's released three songs from it…
James Rettig | 12:01 am

Watch Ariana Grande Cover Aretha Franklin With The Roots On Fallon

Ariana Grande appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon tonight to promote her new album, Sweetener. She was apparently just scheduled to…
James Rettig | August 16, 2018 - 11:51 pm

Fox News Apologizes For Using Photo Of Patti LaBelle In Aretha Franklin Tribute

Fox News has apologized for including a photo of Patti LaBelle in an on-air tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, who died at 76 on…
James Rettig | August 16, 2018 - 7:16 pm

Upcoming Pearl Jam Concert Sends Brooklyn Dads Into Existential Crisis

Here, from the parenting listserv of parent-friendly Park Slope, Brooklyn, is a soon-to-be dad’s alt-rock dilemma: Is it okay to leave your eight-months-pregnant partner at…
Anna Gaca / Spin | August 16, 2018 - 6:59 pm

Phish Forced To Cancel Curveball Festival Due To State Of Emergency

Phish were scheduled to put on their 11th festival, named Curveball, this weekend in Watkins Glen, located in western New York, but they've had to…
James Rettig | August 16, 2018 - 6:46 pm

Billy Corgan Says Smashing Pumpkins Were Offered Shrek Credits Song Before Smash Mouth, Smash Mouth Respond

Billy Corgan answered some fan questions on his Instagram story today and, as Exclaim points out, when asked if he had ever seen Shrek, he…
James Rettig | August 16, 2018 - 6:31 pm

Christine And The Queens – “5 Dollars” Video

French pop singer Héloïse Letissier is getting ready to follow up her 2014 breakthrough Chaleur humaine with a new album called Chris. It'll come in…
Peter Helman | August 16, 2018 - 3:49 pm

The Week In Pop

Remembering That Strange Moment When Korn Were Pop Superstars

At first, Korn were a myth to me. When they released their self-titled debut album in 1994, I was 11. I may have glimpsed their…
Chris DeVille | August 16, 2018 - 2:17 pm

List

10 Great Aretha Franklin Deep Cuts

I had tickets to see Aretha Franklin at Radio City Music Hall once, a few years ago. The show was cancelled, and the make-up date…
Phil Freeman | August 16, 2018 - 2:10 pm

Whitney Ballen – “Fucking” Video

Issaquah, Washington singer-songwriter Whitney Ballen will soon follow up her two EPs with a debut full-length, You're A Shooting Star, I'm A Sinking Ship. Her…
Peter Helman | August 16, 2018 - 1:12 pm
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