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Dave Matthews’ Concert For Charlottesville Was A Great Show, But What Did It Mean?

"I've seen hate marching down the streets." That was Stevie Wonder, a surprise guest at last night's Concert For Charlottesville, talking to a crowd of…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2017 - 4:52 pm

Watch A Paul Thomas Anderson-Directed Short Film Of HAIM Playing Live-In-Studio

Earlier this year, before HAIM announced the existence of their very good sophomore album Something To Tell You, the great filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson directed…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2017 - 12:43 pm

Stream Benjamin Clementine I Tell A Fly

The Ghanian-born, UK-based art-soul singer and pianist Benjamin Clementine won the UK's Mercury Music Prize in an upset with his 2015 debut At Least For
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2017 - 11:39 am

Stream Pura Mania Cerebros Punk EP

Pura Mania are a punk band based in both Mexico City and Vancouver, and their take on the genre is a tough and frantic one.
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2017 - 11:07 am

The Weather Station – “You And I (On The Other Side Of The World)”

Next week, the poised and precise Toronto singer-songwriter Tamara Lindeman, who records as the Weather Station, will release her new self-titled album. The two songs…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2017 - 10:37 am

Watch Coldplay Cover Chuck Berry’s “You Never Can Tell” In Charlottesville

The big surprise guest at Dave Matthews' Concert For Charlottesville last night was Stevie Wonder, who came out during the Dave Matthews' set to perform…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2017 - 10:17 am

Watch Justin Timberlake Cover Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” At Pilgrimage Festival

Over the weekend, Justin Timberlake played his first full American shows in more than a year. On Saturday, he was a headliner at Franklin, Tennessee's…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2017 - 9:54 am

Wild Beasts Break Up

UK art-rock quartet Wild Beasts have broken up. As Pitchfork points out, the band made the announcement on Instagram this morning, writing, "The four of…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2017 - 9:20 am

Eddie Vedder, Pharrell Williams, Dave Matthews Take A Knee Amid Trump’s Feud With NFL

You probably already know all the particulars of this story, but just to recap: Last year, San Francisco 49ers quarterpack Colin Kaepernick, in protest of…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2017 - 8:58 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It's a little too messy and slapdash to make this week's list, but I'd like to take this space to give a special shout out…
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2017 - 1:42 pm

James Iha Plays Guitar On Two Of Billy Corgan’s New Songs

Last year, the former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha rejoined his old band onstage in Los Angeles. It was his first time playing with Pumpkins…
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2017 - 12:07 pm

PINS – “Serve The Rich”

Two years ago, the tough and tuneful Manchester band PINS impressed us with their debut album Wild Nights. Earlier this year, they followed it up…
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2017 - 11:40 am

Stream Starrah & Diplo’s Surprise Collaborative EP

Over the past few years, the rap and R&B songwriter Starrah has co-written a whole lot of huge hits, including Rihanna's "Needed Me," Kevin Gates'
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2017 - 11:20 am

Wu-Tang Clan – “Lesson Learn’d” (Feat. Redman)

There's a new Wu-Tang album coming out! The legendary Staten Island crew has reconvened to follow up 2014's slightly underwhelming A Better Tomorrow with a…
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2017 - 10:58 am

The Anniversary

Homogenic Turns 20

They used to play Björk on The Grind. In the likely event that you don't remember The Grind, it was an MTV dance show, a…
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2017 - 10:32 am

Comments from Tom Breihan

Meant to get into Dalek, but where they're coming from is so fundamentally different from what Ghostemane is doing that it just didn't fit.
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September 13, 2017 on Thanks To Ghostemane, Industrial And Metal Are Rap Now
way the fuck worse. come on. you know this.
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September 6, 2017 on U2 – “You’re The Best Thing About Me”
I'd like it if they made an album that wasn't boring.
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August 30, 2017 on In Praise Of New York Dirtbag-Rap
Fun fact: I wrote some zingers for at least one of the endings here.
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August 24, 2017 on PUP’s “Old Wounds” Video Is An Interactive Video Game
I would be so OK with this.
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August 14, 2017 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
Yes, and you should read it. (It's more about the Strokes and surrounding brouhaha tho.)
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July 15, 2017 on At The Pitchfork Festival, LCD Soundsystem Transcend Through Déjà Vu
It's Waxahatchee. I'm pretty sure she's the only person ever to get AOTW three times. Would probably be Young Thug if his release schedule wasn't so chaotic.
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July 11, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Waxahatchee Out In The Storm
We like corny-ass plays for the cheap seats over here. Spoiler alert: the Haim record is great.
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July 3, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Toro Y Moi Boo Boo
Murphy was talking that shit, tho not directly about the Rapture, back when LCD were first active, too. I loved it. I interviewed him when Sound of Silver was coming out, and he was like, "These bands like Bloc Party are so nice to us, and I just want to DESTROY them."
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June 19, 2017 on LCD Soundsystem Announce Comeback Album American Dream, World Tour
I miss the Brewer's Art. My old roommate was a manager there. I wonder if Herc actually did fuck Colin Farrell up on the set of Miami Vice.
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June 15, 2017 on Watch Vince Staples Talk Big Fish Theory, Afrofuturism, Sprite On The Daily Show
If any of these guys get huge, you won't have to; they'll find you. Other than that: Maybe Ugly God? If you feel like it? There's nothing you urgently have to check out.
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June 14, 2017 on Let’s Talk About This Year’s XXL Freshmen
That's better than "made into you," which is how I've been saying it in my head.
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June 14, 2017 on Let’s Talk About This Year’s XXL Freshmen
Well, hell, man. Thanks for writing such a thoughtful and eloquent response to my probably-unfair review. And thanks for making exactly the record that you wanted to make. That's always the right move, whatever some asshole with a laptop thinks of it. The album so far hasn't worked for me, but, as evidenced by this comments section*, it's working for a whole lot of other people. If you're up for it sometime, I'd love to have a longer conversation, on the record or off, about the way these biographical narratives shape record reviews or about the role of topicality in white-dude music or about all the lyrical details that I didn't pick up. * (I am once again pleasantly shocked at how mellow and articulate and cool the Stereogum readers have been in this here comments section. I knew I'd be in the minority on this album, and I am. But I was also expecting to be fully roasted here, and that mostly hasn't happened. Instead, it's been a great conversation to watch unfold. So uh good job guys.)
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June 10, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Fleet Foxes Crack-Up
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June 9, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Fleet Foxes Crack-Up
Asahd is also credited as a producer. So yeah, I don't think Khaled really produced anything.
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May 10, 2017 on DJ Khaled Has Made A Lot Of Bangers Without Actually Doing Anything
I am literally an old guy with glasses and a beard, so maybe that's what I have against them.
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May 9, 2017 on Album Of The Week: PWR BTTM Pageant