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Princess Nokia – “Sugar Honey Iced Tea (S.H.I.T.)” Video

The last time we heard from tough-as-hell New York rapper and heroic subway-train soup-thrower Princess Nokia, she was vulnerably channeling '00s emo on her 2018…
Tom Breihan | September 16, 2019 - 9:58 am

Supreme Announces The Velvet Underground Collection

Streetwear, at least as we currently understand it, did not exist in the late '60s, when the Velvet Underground were figuring out how the next…
Tom Breihan | September 16, 2019 - 9:32 am

Watch Anderson .Paak Turn Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Into A Mellow Soul-Jazz Odyssey

One of the reasons Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road," the out-of-nowhere bedroom-pop smash that dominated the charts for the entire summer, was so magical…
Tom Breihan | September 16, 2019 - 9:07 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Wild Cherry’s “Play That Funky Music”

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 | September 13, 2019 - 11:46 am

Watch Megan Thee Stallion Play The Tonight Show With DaBaby & Ty Dolla $ign

Houston rap newcomer Megan Thee Stallion is a total star; that much has been obvious since she showed up on the national radar months ago.
Tom Breihan | September 13, 2019 - 11:27 am

Eddie Money Dead At 70

Eddie Money, the big-voiced rock belter who had a string of huge hits in the '70s and '80s, has died. Money had recently announced that…
Tom Breihan | September 13, 2019 - 10:42 am

The New Pornographers – “One Kind of Solomon”

In a couple of weeks, the New Pornographers, the long-running power-pop army of melodically gifted mostly-Canadians, will release a new album called In The Morse
Tom Breihan | September 13, 2019 - 10:17 am

Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, & Caylee Hammack – “Fooled Around And Fell In Love” (Elvin Bishop Cover)

This fall, the country music superstar Miranda Lambert will release the new album Wildcard, and she'll also head out on a huge arena tour that'll…
Tom Breihan | September 13, 2019 - 9:58 am

Halsey – “Graveyard” Video

Over the past couple of years, Halsey has been solidifying her position as a dominant pop star, and she's been doing it without going the…
Tom Breihan | September 13, 2019 - 9:34 am

Perfume Genius – “Eye In The Wall”

It's been a little more than two years since Perfume Genius, the pop auteur otherwise known as Mike Hadreas, released the excellent No Shape, his…
Tom Breihan | September 13, 2019 - 8:58 am

Stream Haircut’s Sensation EP

Haircut are a DIY punk band from Charlottesville and Richmond, Virginia, and they fucking rule. Over the past few years, I've seen Haircut play a…
Tom Breihan | September 12, 2019 - 11:14 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: KC & The Sunshine Band’s “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty”

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 | September 12, 2019 - 10:55 am

Azealia Banks’ New Mixtape Is Just A Half-Hour Techno Song

Azealia Banks is a truly talented musician. She always has been. But in the past few years, Banks has been stuck in troll-mode, seemingly determined…
Tom Breihan | September 12, 2019 - 10:41 am

Chris Farren – “Surrender” (Feat. Adult Mom)

In one month, the LA-based pop-punk auteur Chris Farren -- formerly the leader of the Florida band Fake Problems, currently half of the duo Antarctigo…
Tom Breihan | September 12, 2019 - 10:14 am

Watch Iggy Pop Perform “James Bond” On Fallon With The Roots, Noveller, & Leron Thomas

Three years ago, leathery immortal Iggy Pop reaffirmed his rock-god bona fides, teaming up with Queens Of The Stone Age leader Josh Homme to release…
Tom Breihan | September 12, 2019 - 9:44 am

Comments from Tom Breihan

Yes, Stevie and Elton totally had theirs at the same time. Could argue that Drake and Post Malone are both at different stages of theirs right now.
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September 10, 2019 on The Number Ones: Elton John & Kiki Dee’s “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”
I would be fascinated to learn this.
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September 9, 2019 on 69 Love Songs Turns 20
Yes, I am really tall. Yes, I was there. Yes, I enjoyed Raleigh.
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September 9, 2019 on 69 Love Songs Turns 20
yeah, i'm still here.
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September 6, 2019 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
A lot of weird shit happened with the charts in the '90s. With "Tubthumping" in particular, the band's label pulled the single when it started rising the charts, so that people would buy the album instead. And it worked; that Chumbawamba album sold like 3 million. But we'll get to all of that.
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September 4, 2019 on The Number Ones: Wings’ “Silly Love Songs”
Michael is who I was thinking.
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August 30, 2019 on The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
I am touched that you think I can write that quickly. But no, when I want to further my agenda I write stuff like this: https://twitter.com/tombreihan/status/1164898204309250048
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August 23, 2019 on Premature Evaluation: Taylor Swift Lover
on the contrary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwBjhBL9G6U
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August 22, 2019 on The Number Ones: Ohio Players’ “Love Rollercoaster”
Hard agree. It had to be hard to top the highway pileup from 2 but they didn't even try.
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August 22, 2019 on The Number Ones: Ohio Players’ “Love Rollercoaster”
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”