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Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” Has Finally Dethroned Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” At #1

The long, strange, delightful story of Lil Nas X's run at #1 has finally ended. Three weeks ago, Lil Nas X and Billie Ray Cyrus'
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2019 - 4:30 pm

Stream Elucid’s New Album Every Egg I Cracked Today Was Double Yoked

One of last year's best rap albums was Paraffin, the nervous and heady bugout from Armand Hammer, the duo of longtime underground rappers Elucid and…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2019 - 11:02 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: C.W. McCall’s “Convoy”

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 | August 19, 2019 - 10:36 am

CupcakKe Is Giving Away $10,000 On Tour

The raunchy and inspirational Chicago rapper CupcakKe is going out on tour next month, and she's got a fun gimmick for it. On Twitter, CupcakKe…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2019 - 10:06 am

Watch JPEGMAFIA Preview His “Disappointing” New Album With Kenny Beats

Late last year, Baltimore rap expressionist JPEGMAFIA teamed up with exploding producer Kenny Beats for the fired-up single "Puff Daddy." And earlier this year, JPEGMAFIA…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2019 - 9:37 am

Watch Courtney Love Cover Echo & The Bunnymen At Lykke Li’s YOLA Día Fest

Back in the early '90s, when it wasn't cool to admit any sort of love of '80s pop music, Courtney Love was a tireless advocate…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2019 - 9:11 am

Stream Regional Justice Center’s Institution EP

Ian Shelton formed the LA power-violence collective Regional Justice Center after his younger brother, the 18-year-old Max, was given a years-long prison sentence for assault.
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2019 - 1:01 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I would now like to call the world's attention to the moment where Normani bounces a basketball off of her ass. This occurs right around…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2019 - 12:29 pm

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Bay City Rollers’ “Saturday Night”

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 | August 16, 2019 - 11:09 am

Jorja Smith – “Be Honest” (Feat. Burna Boy) Video

Last month, Nigerian pop futurist Burna Boy released the excellent album African Giant. It featured collaborations from around the global black-music spectrum, and one of…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2019 - 10:23 am

Megan Thee Stallion, Quavo, & City Girls – “Pastor”

Today, Quality Control, the Atlanta rap imprint that brought us Migos and Lil Yachty, releases its new compilation Control The Streets Volume 2. The album…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2019 - 9:55 am

Miley Cyrus – “Slide Away”

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth aren't together anymore. The pop star and the actor -- who got married last December after a tempestuous on-and-off relationship…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2019 - 9:26 am

Death Cab For Cutie – “To The Ground”

Next month, longtime Pacific Northwest indie rock giants Death Cab For Cutie will follow up their 2018 album Thank You For Today -- and frontman…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2019 - 9:03 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: The Staple Singers’ “Let’s Do It Again”

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 | August 15, 2019 - 11:25 am

Jason Isbell Joins Barry Gibb In The Studio

Country-rock star Jason Isbell has been busy lately. He's been backing up the Highwomen, his wife's country supergroup. He's been helping Sheryl Crow cover Bob
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2019 - 10:11 am

Comments from Tom Breihan

yo i appreciate this but please don't ask me to write another column, i write too many damn columns already
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August 17, 2019 on Stream Regional Justice Center’s Institution EP
Good catch! Looks like the Rollers were on Cosell the exact same night that SNL debuted.
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August 16, 2019 on The Number Ones: Bay City Rollers’ “Saturday Night”
every generation gets the fuzzbubble it deserves.
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August 14, 2019 on Kenny Beats’ YouTube Show Might Be The Rap Album Of The Year
choosing the right getty image is an art.
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August 9, 2019 on Mike Posner Got Bit By A Rattlesnake
"The writer of this column has a HUGE disdain for all music which is considered 'pure and simple'. He likes his music dirty, low, and if possible, crass." 1000% true.
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August 8, 2019 on The Number Ones: John Denver’s “I’m Sorry”
Darling, when I think about it, I think about love.
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August 7, 2019 on The Number Ones: David Bowie’s “Fame”
We're not pretending. Featured credits are not the same thing.
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August 2, 2019 on The Number Ones: Hamilton, Joe Frank And Reynolds’ “Fallin’ In Love”
same movie theater too.
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August 2, 2019 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
For years I thought he said "Beachies" and that this was a nickname for the Beach Boys because of the "I Get Around" sequence. I'm a 79 baby, too, and I didn't have the slightest clue who the Bee Gees were until I heard "Stayin' Alive" in Airplane. Part of that is because my parents are not music people at all, but it's crazy how they went from dominant pop force to completely disappearing from pop culture.
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August 1, 2019 on The Number Ones: The Bee Gees’ “Jive Talkin'”
Also, to the best of my knowledge, Chvchres never soundtracked a scene where Vin Diesel snowboards down a mountain and triggers an avalanche that destroys a Eurotrash terrorist's lair. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MDAsm7APJA
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July 31, 2019 on Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry & Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta Feud Over Día De Los Deftones Lineup
This isn't part of the conversation here, but Hatebreed are a better live band than Chvrches.
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July 30, 2019 on Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry & Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta Feud Over Día De Los Deftones Lineup
Baltimore City is not all that country, except for little pockets (and except for the everyone-being-broke thing). But most O's fans come from the deep suburbs, and those are all-the-way country.
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July 17, 2019 on The Number Ones: John Denver’s “Thank God I’m A Country Boy”
thanks guys! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGQaH3-LK54
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July 3, 2019 on The Number Ones: The Doobie Brothers’ “Black Water”