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Stream RU$H, Tha God Fahim, & Jay Nice’s An Album Called Classic

Right now, the Delaware rappers RU$H and Jay Nice have been on a crazy run. Both rappers work in the Roc Marciano mold -- elaborate…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2020 - 12:12 pm

Billie Eilish Is “Destroying Our Country And Everything We Care About” According To Leaked Trump Admin Doc

It appears that the Trump administration recently made politically motivated changes to a planned $250 million advertising campaign that was intended to "defeat despair and…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2020 - 11:14 am

John Fogerty Joins TikTok To Shoot Down Trump’s “Fortunate Son” Usage & Support Biden 2020

TikTok may be a young person's game, but the app has done a lot to revive interest in some older songs -- in Fleetwood Mac's…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2020 - 10:47 am

Watch Elvis Costello Sing “Hey Clockface” And Be Extremely Charming On Colbert

Tomorrow, the great Elvis Costello will release Hey Clockface a new album that he recorded with a small jazz ensemble in Helsinki just before the…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2020 - 10:31 am

Mogwai – “Dry Fantasy”

It's now been more than 23 years since the Scottish post-rock greats Mogwai released their debut album Young Team, but Mogwai are nowhere near finished.
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2020 - 9:49 am

Busta Rhymes – “Look Over Your Shoulder” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Kendrick Lamar has been quiet. This year, Kendrick -- our pick for the artist of the 2010s -- was supposed to headline the Glastonbury Festival.
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2020 - 8:58 am

Billy Joe Shaver Dead At 81

The Texan outlaw country singer and songwriter Billy Joe Shaver has died. Rolling Stone reports that Shaver died today in Waco, Texas after suffering a…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2020 - 12:53 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Open Mike Eagle Somehow Made An Entertaining Divorce Album

On the second song on Anime, Trauma And Divorce, his bleak and personal new album, the indie-rap lifer Open Mike Eagle goes for a punchline…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2020 - 11:57 am

Red Death Break Up

This morning, Red Death announced on Twitter that they're calling it quits. The great Washington, DC punk/metal band had a long run, but they didn't…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2020 - 11:12 am

Watch Bruce Hornsby & Polo G Perform “Waiting On A Hero” Together

A few months ago, the soulful and intense young Chicago rapper Polo G ended his sophomore album The Goat with "Wishing For A Hero," a…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2020 - 10:52 am

The Flaming Lips Document Their Experimental Quarantine Bubble Show In Their New Video

More than most bands, the Flaming Lips are prepared for a moment when a global pandemic is keeping people away from live shows. For more…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2020 - 10:24 am

Watch Brandy, Erykah Badu, Teyana Taylor, & H.E.R.’s Great BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher

Every year, BET holds its annual Hip-Hop Awards, and every year, the Cyphers are the best part. Ever since the show began airing a little…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2020 - 9:53 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Ready For The World’s “Oh Sheila”

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 | October 28, 2020 - 8:52 am

Blood From The Soul – “Calcified Youth”

Way the hell back in 1993, Napalm Death's Shane Embury teamed up with Sick Of It All's Lou Koller to form an industrial-influenced side project…
Tom Breihan | October 27, 2020 - 2:29 pm

Stream The Demo From The New Drug Church/Regional Justice Center Side Project Sex With A Terrorist

Ian Shelton has been busy this year. Shelton is the man behind the Seattle power-violence band Regional Justice Center, and they have released a pair…
Tom Breihan | October 27, 2020 - 12:09 pm

Comments from Tom Breihan

ok phew, i didn't want beef with a tree.
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October 26, 2020 on The Number Ones: Dire Straits’ “Money For Nothing”
Just easily bored by middlebrow 70s rock.
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October 26, 2020 on The Number Ones: Dire Straits’ “Money For Nothing”
I was determined not to fuck the Chets up and I still did smh. But that's one typo. Singular. Now your typo is embarrassing.
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October 26, 2020 on The Number Ones: Dire Straits’ “Money For Nothing”
Chris can have that one.
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October 23, 2020 on Hybrid Theory Turns 20
I guess since they're Australian it's more like "violent walkabout"
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October 20, 2020 on Oily Boys – “Virgo Season” & “Priest In A Hatchback”
Damn. Rascalz apparently destroyed part of my brain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN6jcMruHfA
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September 28, 2020 on The Number Ones: USA For Africa’s “We Are The World”
I lived in London for a year when I was nine. Pretty sure that's where my chart nerdery comes from. Y'all had Top Of The Pops.
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September 28, 2020 on The Number Ones: USA For Africa’s “We Are The World”
I meant of the core three. Boldy is one of the best rappers in the world right now.
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September 23, 2020 on The Griselda Goon-Rap Renaissance
Someone wanted to know whether the guy's story could be a magazine article or a podcast or what, and he paid me to go down and check it out. I dunno if anything bigger is happening with that story.
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September 23, 2020 on The Number Ones: REO Speedwagon’s “Can’t Fight This Feeling”
Also! I some how missed that Haircut, a band I saw a bunch of times in that same living room, put out a new EP a few weeks ago, and it slaps real hard. https://11pmrecords.bandcamp.com/album/cake
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September 16, 2020 on Stream Brazilian Punk Band Futuro’s Righteous New EP Os Segredos Do Espaço E Tempo
I didn't have a dang internet connection at home until maybe 2005.
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September 11, 2020 on Relationship Of Command Turns 20
That's just how I still think of them!
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September 10, 2020 on Sylvan Esso – “Frequency”