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Stream Bib’s New Album Delux

"Bib" is a good name for the Omaha band Bib. It's a good name because they sound like they're drooling all over themselves. Bib's music…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2020 - 11:55 am

Philadelphia Street Named After The Roots

The Roots have been a Philadelphia institution for decades. ?uestlove and Black Thought, the two original members who are still in the band, formed the…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2020 - 11:43 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Herb Alpert’s “Rise”

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 | February 24, 2020 - 10:32 am

Field Works & Eluvium – “Dusk Tempi”

Stuart Hyatt has built a fascinating career for himself. As a National Geographic Explorer, Hyatt travels around, making field recordings of different locations, getting sonic…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2020 - 10:20 am

Princess Nokia – “Practice” & “Green Eggs & Ham”

The New York rap snarler and fearsome subway soup-wielder Princess Nokia has been a complicated, fascinating voice for as long as she's been in the…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2020 - 9:48 am

Watch Ariana Grande Sing With Jim Carrey & Catherine Keener On Kidding

On the Showtime series Kidding, Jim Carrey plays a kids'-TV host who's dealing with his own personal tragedies. The show is in its second season…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2020 - 9:07 am

Stream Seed Of Pain’s New Album Flesh, Steel, Victory…

The South Florida band Seed Of Pain play a fervent, intense, blood-gargling form of metallic hardcore -- one built on riffs and grooves and screams.
Tom Breihan | February 21, 2020 - 1:37 pm

Rick Ross – “Season Ticket Holder” (Feat. Dwyane Wade, Raphael Saadiq, & Udonis Haslem)

Some basketball stars, like Shaquille O'Neal, attempt to launch rap-music side-hustles just as their NBA careers are taking off. But Shaq's former Miami Heat teammate…
Tom Breihan | February 21, 2020 - 12:45 pm

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get 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 | February 21, 2020 - 10:25 am

One Step Closer – “Lead To Gray”

One Step Closer come from the northeast Pennsylvania town of Wilkes-Barre, and they make a sincere, driven, anthemic version of hardcore that punches me in…
Tom Breihan | February 21, 2020 - 10:06 am

R.A.P. Ferreira – “Leaving Hell”

R.A.P Ferreira is Rory Ferreira, the rapper formerly known as Milo. A couple of years ago, after releasing the excellent album Budding Ornithologists Are Weary
Tom Breihan | February 21, 2020 - 9:37 am

Lil Tjay Pays Tribute To Pop Smoke On New Song “Forever Pop”

Two days ago, the ascendant New York rap star Pop Smoke was murdered in Los Angeles. He was only 20. Pop Smoke has been making…
Tom Breihan | February 21, 2020 - 9:13 am

Stream Duke Deuce’s Memphis Massacre 2 Mixtape

For a glorious and all-too-brief moment in the early '00s, crunk music crossed over. Fearsome, gothic chant-based Southern fight-rap -- music that had developed on…
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2020 - 11:53 am

Constrict – “Bleed For Me”

One of the cool things about hardcore is the number of people who play in multiple different bands. Consider Construct, an absolutely brutal LA hardcore…
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2020 - 10:54 am

Lana Del Rey Cancels European Tour

Last year, Lana Del Rey released a great album, got nominated for a bunch of Grammys, and embarked on a North American tour where, many…
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2020 - 10:29 am

Comments from Tom Breihan

I interviewed Ari less than a year before she died, and she was definitely hitting on me over the phone. She seemed cool as hell.
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February 19, 2020 on The Number Ones: Robert John’s “Sad Eyes”
They were supposed to headline the first p4k, back in 2005 when it was still Intonation, but they cancelled last second and Tortoise played instead.
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February 19, 2020 on Pitchfork Music Festival Lineup 2020
I don't rank based on importance. I rank based on how much I like the song.
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February 17, 2020 on The Number Ones: The Knack’s “My Sharona”
maybe like half the time? a whole lot of youtube exclusives in there.
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February 12, 2020 on Pop Smoke Could Be New York Rap’s Next Great Demon
sometimes i need time to absorb things.
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February 12, 2020 on Pop Smoke Could Be New York Rap’s Next Great Demon
I declined the offer.
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February 7, 2020 on Supreme Clientele Turns 20
"get up 10" is the only successful attempt to recapture that magic. (thought about putting it in the piece but didn't wanna go too far down that rabbit hole.) good job googling tho.
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February 5, 2020 on Lil Wayne Returns To His Own Dimension
As someone who gets assigned to write about this stuff for his job, I was pleasantly surprised at how non-boring it was. Like "oh huh this is fun."
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February 5, 2020 on Here Are The Best Things Grimes Says During Her Vogue Makeup Tutorial
whatever you dorks think poptimism is, i think i've made it pretty clear, thru the totality of my posts, that that's not me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xQKWnvtg6c
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January 29, 2020 on Watch BTS Perform “Black Swan” For The First Time, Play Hide & Seek With Ashton Kutcher On James Corden
Closer to Spacehog "In the Meantime" than Helmet "In the Meantime" tbh
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January 24, 2020 on Stream Higher Power’s New Album 27 Miles Underwater
"final countdown" goes extremely hard. y'all are tripping.
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January 24, 2020 on The Number Ones: Bee Gees’ “Tragedy”
whoops that was supposed to be a 9
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January 24, 2020 on The Number Ones: Bee Gees’ “Tragedy”
whoa it's like the dio logo where it says "devil" upside down
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January 24, 2020 on Lil Wayne Announces New Album Funeral, Out Next Week
different sounds, and pop smoke uses uk producers.
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January 22, 2020 on Eminem Is Still Angry, Weirdly Compelling On Music To Be Murdered By
Originally the whole idea was for the column to be like that. But then I got into these stories and kinda couldn't help myself.
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January 22, 2020 on The Number Ones: Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive”
sorry i only acknowledge hardcore bands
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January 22, 2020 on M. Ward – “Unreal City”