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Madonna Is Writing A Screenplay With Diablo Cody

Madonna is working on a screenplay with Diablo Cody, per a video that the pop star posted on her Instagram account. In the video, Madonna…
James Rettig | August 9, 2020 - 10:21 am

Blink-182 – “Quarantine”

Blink-182 have released a new song called "Quarantine," which was evidently written over the last few months. The group's most recent full-length was 2019's Nine.
James Rettig | August 7, 2020 - 12:25 am

The Weeknd & Juice WRLD – “Smile”

The Weeknd has released a collaboration with the late rapper Juice WRLD, who died last year at the age of 21. It's called "Smile," and…
James Rettig | August 7, 2020 - 12:04 am

James Gandolfini Loved Dookie

James Gandolfini loved the 1994 Green Day album Dookie. How do we know this? Well, Michael Imperioli -- his Sopranos co-star -- recently posted an…
James Rettig | August 6, 2020 - 10:39 pm

America Is Getting A Eurovision Ripoff Next Year

The Eurovision Song Contest has been an institution in Europe for over six decades -- the whole spectacle was parodied in a a Netflix movie
James Rettig | August 6, 2020 - 9:10 pm

Lana Del Rey Teases New Track “Tulsa Jesus Freak”

Last week, Lana Del Rey released a spoken word album called Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass. A few days ago, she took to her
James Rettig | August 6, 2020 - 8:54 pm

Quebec Is Now Allowing Small Music Festivals

As some areas continue on lockdown, others are beginning to open up. For example, Quebec has recently announced that it will allow small music festivals…
James Rettig | August 6, 2020 - 8:40 pm

Kanye West Implies His GOP-Backed Campaign Is Intended To Hurt Biden

Over the last few days, reports have emerged in outlets like The New York Times New York magazine, Vice, and CNN that Kanye West's presidential…
James Rettig | August 6, 2020 - 8:22 pm

Dear Nora – “Time Is Now (Autumn Version)”

A couple years ago, Katy Davidson revived their Dear Nora project for a brand-new album, Skulls Example, their first in 12 years, which landed on…
James Rettig | August 6, 2020 - 10:00 am

Watch A Trailer For The Helen Reddy Biopic I Am Woman

Helen Reddy, the Australian singer whose "I Am Woman" became a feminist anthem in '70s, is the subject of a new biopic, also called I
James Rettig | August 5, 2020 - 5:15 pm

Takeoff Of Migos Sued For Alleged Rape

Takeoff, one of the three members of Migos, has been accused of rape in a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles civil court, as The New
James Rettig | August 5, 2020 - 4:59 pm

SG Lewis – “Impact” (Feat. Robyn & Channel Tres)

The London producer Sam Lewis, better known as SG Lewis, has made a little bit of a name for himself over the last few years…
James Rettig | August 5, 2020 - 2:32 pm

Palberta – “Something In The Way”

The experimental New York rock trio Palberta released their most recent album, Roach Goin' Down, in 2018. Since then, one of its members, Lily Konigsberg,…
James Rettig | August 5, 2020 - 1:01 pm

Troye Sivan – “Rager teenager!”

Troye Sivan is a couple weeks out from the release of his new IN A DREAM EP. His recent singles "Take Yourself Home" and "Easy"
James Rettig | August 5, 2020 - 10:59 am

Zoe Saldana Apologizes For Playing Nina Simone

In 2016, Zoe Saldana portrayed Nina Simone in a biopic titled Nina. The casting of the lighter-skinned Saldana was widely criticized at the time. "My…
James Rettig | August 5, 2020 - 10:31 am

Comments from James Rettig

lol it's what i prep from 6pm til now ;)
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July 17, 2020 on Stream Nicholas Jaar’s New Album Telas
Ha, I do actually like The Social Network a lot as a movie (sucker for Sorkin and Fincher) but it is certainly very of its time. I'm ready for The Social Network Part 2 about Cambridge Analytica :)
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July 7, 2020 on ΛΛ Λ Y Λ Turns 10
Yeah, lol... the problem(?) with Waxahatchee is that I could do 3 or 4 different top 10 lists and still leave out songs I'd die for. Truly too good.
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July 6, 2020 on The 10 Best Waxahatchee Songs
I hear ya. Revelation was maybe the wrong word choice there, but I do think there is value in using a lot of the same ideas and sounds but making it more compulsively relistenable. I've listened to a lot of Arca over the years, but I can't say I've ever really latched onto an album of hers like I have this one. It definitely hits different because of how relatively accessible it is, and that's something I also enjoy.
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June 22, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Arca KiCk i
Japandroids actually got pushed back to next week, but yes
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June 16, 2020 on Album Of The Week: Braids Shadow Offering
yeah, try now - sorry, we've been having some trouble with whatever script is supposed to ~unfurl~ our embeds :)
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May 24, 2020 on Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs Perform A Socially Distant “Phenomena”
I looooove "Holly" and also always wondered why it didn't make it on here. Probably my favorite song of theirs. Weird that "2HELLWU" would get repurposed and not that. I also still sort of think "Beach Girls" is better than "Kids"
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May 22, 2020 on Treats Turns 10
oh wow, i completely forgot about this cover - i definitely listened to it 100 times in high school
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April 29, 2020 on Dynamite Hack’s “Boyz In The Hood” Paved The Way For 20 Years Of Awful Acoustic Rap Covers
Indeed, have taken that out for Tom.
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April 2, 2020 on Turbo, Gunna, & Young Thug – “Quarantine Clean”
Whoops, an oversight! In there now
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March 31, 2020 on Album Of The Week: Yves Tumor Heaven To A Tortured Mind
i also drove a saturn ion (icy blue) during this era, fun car
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March 30, 2020 on I Will Be Turns 10
the 2010s didn't happen
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March 3, 2020 on Sonic Boom – “Just Imagine”
Ay I actually mostly agree with you! I hope it didn't come across like I take this stuff suuuper seriously. I find most of it pretty funny, but it'd be disingenuous not to talk about it at all
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February 19, 2020 on Premature Evaluation: Grimes Miss Anthropocene
We'll certainly be talking more about it when the whole thing is out in May
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February 18, 2020 on Album Of The Week: Kamaiyah Got It Made
Joel Little was such a dweeb during this whole thing, always saying yes to the worst ideas... maybe that's just what they chose to show in the doc tho... I feel like the one scene they showed with Jack A had him like shooting down half her lines for "Getaway Car" to get her to do better..
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February 3, 2020 on Miss Americana Attempts To Reaffirm And Redefine Taylor Swift’s Good Girl Image. It Doesn’t Totally Fail.