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Stream America’s Hardcore Volume 4 Compilation

We're currently living through a very good time for DIY hardcore -- partly because there are a lot of great bands out there and partly…
Tom Breihan | 12:19 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Lemuria Recreational Hate

The Buffalo band Lemuria didn't release their debut album until 2008, but they started in 2004. And they've always sounded something like 2004, or at…
Tom Breihan | 10:42 am

Watch SZA & Chance The Rapper Perform “Child’s Play” Together In New York

Back in 2014, before the two of them became world-conquering stars, Chance The Rapper and SZA teamed up on "Child's Play," a track that appeared…
Tom Breihan | 10:06 am

Cibo Matto Announce Breakup

The New York hybrid-pop duo Cibo Matto, who seemed like the coolest thing in the world in the mid-'90s, are calling it quits. On Twitter,…
Tom Breihan | 9:48 am

The Cure Announce 40th Anniversary Concert With Interpol, Ride, Slowdive, & More

Robert Smith began fronting the Cure in 1978. And next summer, he and his band will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a huge show at…
Tom Breihan | 9:10 am

Frank Ocean Teases His Grand Theft Auto Radio Station

Today, Grand Theft Auto Online has launched a new update called Doomsday Heist -- essentially a whole new game. With Doomsday Heist, players will get…
Tom Breihan | 8:53 am

2017 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2017

Streaming changed things. 2017 was the year that rap once again reaffirmed its stranglehold on the collective imagination of America's youth. Like the moment when…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2017 - 2:20 pm

Stream Lithuania White Reindeer

The Philadelphia trio Lithuania play a fizzy, tuneful, emo-influenced kind of pop-punk, just barely skirting the edges of power pop. Bassist and singer Eric Slick…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2017 - 11:43 am

Stream Left Cross Chaos Ascension

The Richmond, Virginia band Left Cross play a fast, brutal, almost feverish version of old-school death metal, their lo-fi production gurgle helping their songs descend…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2017 - 10:55 am

Skepta – “Ghost Ride” (Feat. A$AP Rocky & A$AP Nast) Video

London grime king Skepta surprise-released his Viscous EP on Halloween, and now he's made a video for the heavy, flickering highlight "Ghost Ride," a track…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2017 - 10:40 am

Ministry – “Antifa” Video

Al Jourgenson's pioneering and long-running industrial project Ministry will return next year with the new album AmeriKKKant, their first album in five years. The album,…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2017 - 10:09 am

The Killers Cover The Smiths, Brandon Flowers Tells Photog He Won’t Kick Him In The Face At KROQ Christmas

Morrissey was scheduled to headline the second night of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas show this past weekend. But surprising absolutely nobody, Morrissey pulled out of
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2017 - 9:17 am

Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme Shares Second Apology To Woman He Kicked In The Face

On Saturday night, while his band Queens Of The Stone Age were performing at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas show in Los Angeles, frontman Josh Homme…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2017 - 8:56 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There's something beautifully perverse about Father John Misty making such a regular prestigey music video for "Leaving LA," a song that's 13 minutes long. It's…
Tom Breihan | December 8, 2017 - 4:18 pm

Stream G Perico 2 Tha Left

Earlier this year, the diamond-hard South Central Los Angeles rapper G Perico released All Blue, his official debut and one of the best rap albums…
Tom Breihan | December 8, 2017 - 11:46 am

Comments from Tom Breihan

It's been happening for a long time, but there's a sudden and notable increase. Also, it's also an excuse to talk about three albums that might've otherwise gone undiscussed. Also, fuck off.
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November 29, 2017 on Welcome To The Collaborative Rap Album Boom
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November 28, 2017 on This Is What Has To Happen At The Grammys
We can't get a new masterpiece every week.
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November 28, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Miguel War & Leisure
Haven't heard it yet. Haven't heard Post Malone either.
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November 28, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Miguel War & Leisure
This is the kind of thinking that has given us 8 million grammys for past-their-prime veterans. This is the Supernatural thinking, the Two Against Nature thinking, the Herbie Hancock Joni Mitchell tribute album thinking. Throw this thinking in the trash.
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November 28, 2017 on This Is What Has To Happen At The Grammys
I didn't write a lot about Peep when he was alive for the reasons mentioned in this article.
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November 22, 2017 on Lil Peep Was A Star
This is true, but the rap touring circuit has literally never been healthier. This guy's been touring heavily and steadily for the past two years. You'd think he'd pick somethings up by now.
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November 16, 2017 on Watch 21 Savage’s Stunningly Awful NBA Halftime-Show Performance
She's not giving it away tho! It's for sale.
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November 14, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Kamaiyah Before I Wake
I made the mistake of reading Lindsay's review before writing mine. I have a very high opinion of myself as a critic, but she is the motherfucking best.
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November 10, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift Reputation
Ayer made End of Watch and Sabotage and Fury, and I like all those movies. He's good at building tension and then sudden violence.
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November 9, 2017 on Neil Young & DRAM Made A Song Together For The New Will Smith Movie
I wish WSG would knock it off with the Hitler Wears Hermes mixtapes but if you can't see the difference between that and "hate speech" then idk.
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November 8, 2017 on Big K.R.I.T., Rapsody, Yelawolf, And The Changing Nature Of Southern Rap
Dunno if they're as good, but the title track and "Reptilian" are close.
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October 31, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Converge The Dusk In Us
I read it cuz my boss at the time told me to but I liked it.
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October 23, 2017 on Celtic Frost’s Martin Ain Dead At 50
Agree 1000%. I LOVE that fucking album.
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October 23, 2017 on Celtic Frost’s Martin Ain Dead At 50
I think he's a free agent, tho this is the first time in 2 years he's recorded for another label.
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October 6, 2017 on Stream Burial’s New Tracks “Pre Dawn” & “Indoors”
I live in the south. that's how a lot of white people talk.
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October 4, 2017 on Bhad Bhabie Is The Teenage Rap Star We Deserve
Can we please take a moment for the fact that the official "Love Sick" video is just the Grammys performance with the Soy Bomb stuff carefully edited out?
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September 29, 2017 on Time Out Of Mind Turns 20