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Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Maxo Kream Brandon Banks

Will they be the same band? That's something we used to worry about. From the post-Nirvana early-'90s grunge boom all the way through to the…
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2019 - 11:18 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Freddy Fender’s “Before The Next Teardrop Falls”

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 | July 16, 2019 - 10:40 am

Wait, Hold On, Grimes Got Part Of Her Eyes Removed So That She Can’t See Blue Light?

Last night, we learned that Grimes is the star of a new Adidas ad campaign. And in announcing her Adidas gig, Grimes posted on Instagram…
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2019 - 10:07 am

Tool Fan Hailey Bieber Claps Back At Maynard James Keenan Dissing Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber has spent the greater part of the past few years looking like a 7-11 parking-lot stoner. Bieber has long been vocal about his…
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2019 - 9:35 am

Watch Denzel Curry Make His TV Debut & Show Off His New Haircut On Fallon

Last month, young South Florida rap legend Denzel Curry released his new album ZUU, and it's one of the best rap LPs that the year…
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2019 - 8:57 am

Blood Orange – “Benzo” Video

A few days ago, with very little advance notice, Blood Orange released the new mixtape Angel's Pulse, a sort of companion piece to his 2018…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2019 - 11:38 am

Stream Future Terror’s Debut Album Plague

Sometimes, you wake up to the news that the president of the United States is doubling down on white supremacist rhetoric (again), and you just…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2019 - 11:19 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Shining Star”

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 | July 15, 2019 - 10:35 am

The Menzingers – “Anna” Video

The Menzingers, the Scranton-bred and Philadelphia-based punk band, have been making hearty, melodic, life-affirming, feelings-first music for a little more than a decade. And they're…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2019 - 10:24 am

Young Thug Says Lil Nas X Shouldn’t Have Come Out, And Juice WRLD Is The New Lil Wayne

Atlanta rap star Young Thug has a long history of challenging rap's gender norms; he was, after all, the guy who wore a dress on
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2019 - 9:40 am

Stream Torche’s New Album Admission

For a decade and a half, the Miami band Torche have walked a strange line. They exist within the context of the extreme metal underground,…
Tom Breihan | July 12, 2019 - 3:17 pm

Stream Gauche’s Debut Album A People’s History Of Gauche

Within its ranks, the DC band Gauche includes members of two of our greatest groups, Priests and Downtown Boys. Based on that alone, you should…
Tom Breihan | July 12, 2019 - 1:31 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This column didn't run last week, since it was the 4th Of July weekend and everyone was off. As a result, this week's edition is…
Tom Breihan | July 12, 2019 - 1:12 pm

Future – “100 Shooters” (Feat. Meek Mill & Doe Boy)

Future might not be as central to the rap conversation as he was a few years ago, but that doesn't mean that he's slowing down.
Tom Breihan | July 12, 2019 - 11:54 am

Stream Big K.R.I.T.’s New Album K.R.I.T. Iz Here

About a decade ago, the world learned of Big K.R.I.T., the Mississippi rapper and producer who was scarily gifted at making lush, funky, organic '90s-style…
Tom Breihan | July 12, 2019 - 11:28 am

Comments from Tom Breihan

thanks guys! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGQaH3-LK54
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July 3, 2019 on The Number Ones: The Doobie Brothers’ “Black Water”
I published 8 fuckin posts this morning! Relax guys!
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July 1, 2019 on The Number Ones: Eagles’ “Best Of My Love”
Feivel/Tanya version > Ronstadt version tho
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June 27, 2019 on The Number Ones: Linda Ronstadt’s “You’re No Good”
You are right that I am not going to do this, but "Somewhere Out There" is the shit.
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June 27, 2019 on The Number Ones: Linda Ronstadt’s “You’re No Good”
nah, probably not. not really much of a narrative to this one beyond "many of these rappers are good."
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June 26, 2019 on Benny The Butcher & Mach-Hommy, Keepers Of The East Coast Flame
I don't know why my pool is like this but I'm glad it is.
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June 18, 2019 on “Old Town Road” Will Never Die, But You Will
can't nobody tell me nothing
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June 18, 2019 on Stream Dropdead’s Demo 2019
"dumb" is not a pejorative when it comes to rock music.
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June 12, 2019 on The Number Ones: Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet”
what a strange convergence of future #1s artists
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June 5, 2019 on The Number Ones: Andy Kim’s “Rock Me Gently”
nah, i fucked up, that was a typo that I didn't catch. It's an 8.
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June 4, 2019 on The Number Ones: Barry White’s “Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe”
Mentioned those two songs specifically because they both got to #1. This is a column about #1 singles.
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June 3, 2019 on The Number Ones: Eric Clapton’s “I Shot The Sheriff”