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KOD May Mark The Death Of The “J. Cole Went Platinum With No Features” Meme (But Probably Not)

"J. Cole went platinum with no features." The rapper's fans repeated that phrase so often after the undeniable success of his guest-free 2014 Forest Hills
Chris DeVille | April 18, 2018 - 3:14 pm

Moses Sumney – “Quarrel” Video

The videos from Moses Sumney's Aromanticism have been uniformly stunning -- works of art both gorgeous and disturbing in their splendor. First came the underwater…
Chris DeVille | April 18, 2018 - 10:19 am

Let’s Eat Grandma – “It’s Not Just Me” (Prod. SOPHIE & The Horrors’ Faris Badwan) Video

This new Let's Eat Grandma album is gonna be a good one, eh? The precocious British teens have delivered some real stunners in the lead-up…
Chris DeVille | April 18, 2018 - 9:38 am

Slow Mass – “Oldest Youngest”

Slow Mass are slowly amassing (see what I did there) a treasure trove of high-quality melodic post-hardcore tracks. The Chicago Band To Watch are releasing…
Chris DeVille | April 17, 2018 - 3:58 pm

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Blue Streak – “No Guns On TV Hill” & “Dog”

The punk scene in Washington, DC has given us a wealth of furiously loud and angry bands in recent years, and now some key players…
Chris DeVille | April 17, 2018 - 2:40 pm

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Sibille Attar – “Paloma”

On the first couple singles from her upcoming Paloma's Hand EP -- especially the resplendent "I Don't Have To" -- Stockholm's Sibille Attar reasserted her…
Chris DeVille | April 17, 2018 - 10:41 am

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Immersion – “Microclimate”

Immersion is Wire's Colin Newman and Minimal Compact's Malka Spigel. They're following up 2016's Analogue Creatures this year with another set of instrumentals called Sleepless,…
Chris DeVille | April 17, 2018 - 10:19 am

Staind Frontman Blasts “Bougie Motherfucker” From Limp Bizkit

Once upon a time, Staind and Limp Bizkit were tight bros. Bizkit signed Staind to their label Flip Records and helped them find an audience…
Chris DeVille | April 17, 2018 - 9:57 am

New Deafheaven Single “Honeycomb” Out This Week?

Deafheaven season is almost certainly approaching. The metal deities are expected to release a new album this year -- one of our most anticipated releases
Chris DeVille | April 16, 2018 - 4:39 pm

Okkervil River – “Famous Tracheotomies”

Okkervil River's Will Sheff underwent an emergency tracheotomy when he was barely even a toddler. I know this because he just released a song about…
Chris DeVille | April 16, 2018 - 9:32 am

The Week In Pop

Bazzi, Tinashe, & Kali Uchis: Three Distinct Visions Of R&B As Pop

This is a big week for R&B. That's true first of all in a statistical sense: The Weeknd's new EP, My Dear Melancholy, just put…
Chris DeVille | April 12, 2018 - 4:28 pm

Miya Folick – “Deadbody” Video

Miya Folick is a masterful songwriter and a hell of a singer. That much is clear if you've heard "Deadbody," her new single, which we…
Chris DeVille | April 12, 2018 - 10:42 am

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Ekali & Medasin – “Forever” (Feat. Elohim)

Ekali is Vancouver DJ/producer Nathan Shaw; perhaps you heard "Babylon," his trap crusher with Denzel Curry? Medasin is an unnamed Dallas DJ/producer fresh out of…
Chris DeVille | April 12, 2018 - 9:55 am

Sorority Noise Cancel Farewell Shows Following Accusation Against Cameron Boucher

In the wake of a rape accusation against singer and guitarist Cameron Boucher, Sorority Noise have cancelled the remainder of their tour dates ahead of…
Chris DeVille | April 11, 2018 - 2:19 pm

Damien Jurado – “Allocate”

OG indie-rock singer-songwriter Damien Jurado's latest album The Horizon Just Laughed is just over the horizon. He introduced it last month with "Over Rainbows And
Chris DeVille | April 11, 2018 - 10:39 am

Comments from Chris DeVille

According to Rap-Up it stands for, alternately, Kids On Drugs, King Overdosed, and Killing Our Demons
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April 18, 2018 on KOD May Mark The Death Of The “J. Cole Went Platinum With No Features” Meme (But Probably Not)
I mean, it's about a dog named after that very guy, as the post explains
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April 18, 2018 on worlds greatest dad – “a song for mogis”
I'd add: Goddamn, this that good shit
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April 18, 2018 on New Swearin’ Album “Coming Soon” On Merge Records
For hours and hours I thought he meant Ben Harper
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April 11, 2018 on Please Welcome Our New Overlord Cardi B
This song made such an impact that you can... feel it still https://youtu.be/pBkHHoOIIn8
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April 11, 2018 on The Number Ones: The Marvelettes’ “Please Mr. Postman”
I'm continually amazed by how many people think my column is called This Week In Pop
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April 11, 2018 on Please Welcome Our New Overlord Cardi B
It really is good. I didn't expect it to be because I am so used to major-label rap debuts being mediocre + there were so many ways it could have gone wrong + I frankly underestimated Cardi. But man, it's so much fun. Good raps, good beats, good songs. I love it.
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April 10, 2018 on Cardi B Co-Hosts The Tonight Show: Watch Her Tell Jokes And Tell John Mulaney He Looks Like The Pet Shop Boys
Yes, according to Maynard he's been waiting on those dudes forever.
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April 9, 2018 on Tool To Host “Music Clinics” For Fans Next Month
Agreed that "The Hills" should be 1 or 2 here, but I ain't the listmaker here. Can't front on "Glass Table Girls" though.
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April 9, 2018 on The 10 Best The Weeknd Songs
This was the hardest field of songs to narrow down yet this year. Lots of worthy casualties. Q2 has officially arrived.
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April 6, 2018 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
I'll be curious to see how high any of these chart on the Hot 100. They'll probably all be on there given that the EP is going to debut at #1 on the albums chart. None of them really feel like ~singles~ to me, though.
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April 5, 2018 on It’s The Freakin’ Weeknd Baby, I’m About To Have Me Some Crushing Nihilistic Despair
Similarly, I wrote half of it while listening to the new Beach House album
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April 5, 2018 on It’s The Freakin’ Weeknd Baby, I’m About To Have Me Some Crushing Nihilistic Despair
Also, "She should have followed her deepest instincts on this go around." I am pretty sure she did just that, and that's how we ended up with Melodrama?
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April 3, 2018 on A Different Kind Of Buzz: Beholding Lorde’s Unconventional Pop Stardom On The Melodrama Tour
Previously: https://youtu.be/XX7JAHddY84
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April 3, 2018 on Dr. Seuss Did It For The Culture
Some of what you're saying makes sense, but Lorde also had two top-10 singles on her last album, including a No. 1. And she recorded her latest album with a guy whose old band was scoring top-10 hits (including a No. 1) around the same time, a guy who also produced half of the new Taylor Swift album. So it's not crazy to think about how she fits into the mainstream pop sphere, even if she ultimately turns out to be a different kind of artist.
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April 3, 2018 on A Different Kind Of Buzz: Beholding Lorde’s Unconventional Pop Stardom On The Melodrama Tour
Ah, you're right! That should be fixed now.
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April 3, 2018 on Stream Look Vibrant The Up Here Place