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Album Of The Week: Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow

If you ever want to freak yourself all the way out, try driving a newborn baby -- your newborn baby -- home from the hospital.
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2019 - 11:40 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: The Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There”

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 | January 15, 2019 - 11:09 am

Trae Tha Truth – “I’m On 3.0″ Video (Feat. T.I., Dave East, Tee Grizzley, Royce Da 5’9″, Curren$y, DRAM, Snoop Dogg, Fabolous, Rick Ross, Chamillionaire, G Eazy, Styles P, E-40, Mark Morrison, & Gary Clark Jr.)

Trae Tha Truth is a well-regarded veteran of the Houston rap underground. He used to be half of the duo ABN -- Assholes By Nature,…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2019 - 11:00 am

Karen O & Danger Mouse – “Woman”

Late last year, Karen O, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman, and Danger Mouse, the reigning middlebrow producer, announced plans to team up for an album,…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2019 - 9:40 am

Ariana Grande Headlining Lollapalooza 2019: Report

Earlier this month, we learned that Ariana Grande -- along with Childish Gambino and Tame Impala -- would headline this year's Coachella Festival. And it…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2019 - 8:57 am

Stream RetcH’s New Album Richer Than The Opps

New Jersey rapper RetcH delivers his lyrics in a raw, scraggly half-grunt that has always impressed me. He's a gifted technical rapper and an evocative…
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2019 - 11:56 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Neil Diamond’s “Cracklin’ Rosie”

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 | January 14, 2019 - 11:24 am

H.C. McEntire – “Houses Of The Holy” (Led Zeppelin Cover)

It takes a certain sense of courage to cover a Led Zeppelin song, and it takes a whole new level of courage to cover a…
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2019 - 10:40 am

Jawbox Announce Reunion Tour

Jawbox back! Jawbox were one of the greatest bands to come out of the DC post-hardcore underground of the late '80s and early '90s, and…
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2019 - 10:18 am

Watch Florence + The Machine Debut A New Song In Perth

It's been less than a year since Florence + The Machine released their High As Hope album, and Florence Welch doesn't seem to be the…
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2019 - 10:03 am

Maximum Rocknroll To Cease Print Publication

Maximum Rocknroll, the long-running and massively influential punk zine, has announced that it will cease print publication. In an announcement on its website, the MRR
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2019 - 9:38 am

Panda Bear – “Token” Video (Feat. Dean Blunt)

Earlier this month, a whole lot of digital ink was spilled -- on this site, among many other places -- about the 10th anniversary of…
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2019 - 9:02 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

We all have our blind spots, and up until this week, one of mine was Sleaford Mods. But thanks to the "Kebab Spider" video, I…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2019 - 11:52 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Diana Ross’ “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”

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 | January 11, 2019 - 10:28 am

Watch Flatbush Zombies Play James Corden With The USC Marching Band

When Radiohead performed "15 Step" at the 2009 Grammys, it wasn't really Radiohead. It was Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and the University of Southern California…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2019 - 9:57 am

Comments from Tom Breihan

Will agree that Deerhunter > Pavement.
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January 15, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow
AOTW started in 2011, when I started working here. There have only been 3 Deerhunter albums in the AOTW era. The week 'Monomania' came out, AOTW was Savages' 'Silence Yourself,' which was the right call. The week 'Fading Frontier' came out, AOTW was Majical Cloudz' 'Are You Alone?,' which was also the right call. If Deerhunter really wanna get AOTW, they should consider making the best album of any given week.
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January 15, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow
I like arena rock and new wave. I just think "Come Dancing" fucking sucks.
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January 15, 2019 on The Number Ones: The Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There”
None of those Deerhunter albums would've gotten AOTW, though. Not one. Not close. The Steve Gunn album is really good, and I had him and SVE neck-and-neck for a while.
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January 15, 2019 on Album Of The Week: Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow
My thing is I only rate songs that charted in the top 10, my reasoning being that those songs, and only those songs, were ever a threat to get to #1. So with that in mind, Kinks ratings! "You Really Got Me" (#7, 1964): 10 "All Day And All Of The Night" (#7, 1964): 9 "Tired Of Waiting For You" (#6, 1965): 9 "Come Dancing" (#6, 1982): 2 And that's it!
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January 15, 2019 on The Number Ones: The Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There”
Nah man. I would have to be ODing on Aderall to write 10 of these motherfuckers in a day. I'm good for maaaaaybe 2 if I've got a day off coming up. Usually just one.
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January 11, 2019 on The Number Ones: Diana Ross’ “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”
Comment Of My Motherfucking Life. Thank you, guys.
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January 11, 2019 on The Number Ones: Diana Ross’ “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”
Came close but I couldn't get past the James Brown thing.
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January 10, 2019 on The Number Ones: Edwin Starr’s “War”
Didn't fit in the column, but I really love Edwin Starr's "Easin' In," a deep cut from his 1973 Hell Up In Harlem soundtrack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOBh4NZ4wZQ Got sampled on a bunch of great songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxe5f371rrg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZAvS8QFTV4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8A1LA0WGoA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5SZAMBdHHY
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January 10, 2019 on The Number Ones: Edwin Starr’s “War”
Slow release times are good because then you get to listen to weird shit you might've never otherwise heard. Like this!
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January 8, 2019 on Album Of The Week: angelic milk DIVINE BIKER LOVE
I trust millennials to get excited about reanimated dead superstar geniuses.
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January 3, 2019 on Thoughts On The Coachella 2019 Poster
If they booked Prince this year, people would notice.
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January 3, 2019 on Thoughts On The Coachella 2019 Poster
It was tight but also low-key. Tame Impala weren't what they are now, and I was all jacked up to see AC/DC.
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January 3, 2019 on Thoughts On The Coachella 2019 Poster
No, because I like 21 Savage. https://www.stereogum.com/1888952/21-savage-is-raps-new-bad-guy/franchises/status-aint-hood/
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January 2, 2019 on 21 Savage Somehow Made A Good Album